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Zane Horowitz M.D.

Dr. Horowitz joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in 1997. He is currently a Professor and serves as a Medical Director for the Oregon, Alaska and Guam Poison Centers. His academic interests include toxicology, botulism, and medical history.


  • M.D., Albany Medical Center, Troy New York 1979
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine & Critical Care, University of CA, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 1982
    • Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Maryland 1983
  • Fellowship:

    • University of California-Davis, Sacramento

Honors and awards

  • Faculty Excellence Award - Oregon Health & Science University
  • Recipient of the Indian Health Service National Directors Award - US Assistant Surgeon General
  • Course Director of the Year - Advanced HAZMAT Life Support

Memberships and associations

  • Toxicology, 1991


  • "Fatal cardiovascular collapse following acute colchicine ingestion" Clinical Toxicology  2000
  • "Survival after Diphenhydramine Ingestion with Hemodialysis in a Toddler" Journal of Medical Toxicology June 2011
  • "The case of the salad shooters" Veterinary and Human Toxicology  1998
  • "Lead poisoning from a toy necklace" Pediatrics October 2004
  • "The impact of bittering agents on pediatric ingestions of antifreeze" Clinical Pediatrics November 2009
  • "Calcium polysulfide overdose" Clinical Toxicology  1997
  • "Bromism from excessive cola consumption" Clinical Toxicology  1997
  • "Lead poisoning and chelation in a mother-neonate pair" Clinical Toxicology  2001
  • "Was it necessary to add bitrex (denatonium benzoate) to automotive products?" Veterinary and Human Toxicology June 2004
  • "Sertraline overdose" Academic Emergency Medicine  1996
  • "Acute kidney injury associated with synthetic cannabinoid use - Multiple States, 2012" Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report February 15 2012
  • "Military antishock garment reevaluated" Western Journal of Medicine  1989
  • "Polar Poisons" Clinical Toxicology  2003
  • "Hydrogen peroxide ingestion associated with portal venousgas and treatment with hyperbaric oxygen" Clinical Toxicology  2010
  • "Acute interstitial nephritis following enterobacteriaceae sepsis" Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology  1988
  • "Carboxyhemoglobinemia caused by inhalation of methylene chloride" American Journal of Emergency Medicine  1986
  • "Pesticide-related illness" Veterinary and Human Toxicology  2002
  • "Acute kidney injury associated with smoking synthetic cannabinoid" Clinical Toxicology  2014
  • "Severe rhabdomyolysis with renal failure after intranasal cocaine use" Journal of Emergency Medicine November 1997
  • "The golden hour in heat stroke" American Journal of Emergency Medicine  1989
  • "Iatrogenic neonatal mercury poisoning from mercurochrome® treatment of a large omphalocele" Clinical Pediatrics  1999
  • "Droperidol - Behind the black box warning" Academic Emergency Medicine  2002
  • "Poison hemlock-induced respiratory failure in a toddler" Pediatric Emergency Care November 2009
  • "Cardiotoxic drugs" Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America  1995
  • "Not so fast! [4]" Annals of Emergency Medicine January 2006
  • "The influence of fibronectin administration on the incidence of sepsis and septic mortality in severely injured patients" Annals of Surgery  1989
  • "Delayed hypoglycemia after ingestion of a single glipizide tablet [5] (multiple letters)" Annals of Emergency Medicine  1999
  • "Delayed Recrudescence to Toxic Salicylate Concentrations After Salsalate Overdose" Journal of Medical Toxicology  2010
  • "Acute Metformin Overdose" Annals of Emergency Medicine July 2010
  • "Amanita smithiana mushroom ingestion" Journal of Medical Toxicology  2009

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