Experts available to discuss a societal scourge: overdose


Today, Aug. 31, 2016, is International Overdose Awareness Day.

Several faculty members from the School of Medicine and School of Health Professions at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio are available to discuss this topic with the news media.

—Shawn Varney, M.D., medical toxicologist, director of the South Texas Poison Center, associate professor/clinical, Department of Emergency Medicine

—David Miramontes, M.D., focus on cyanide, carbon monoxide poisoning, illicit drugs of abuse and opiate overdose, assistant professor/clinical, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Health Sciences, medical director of the San Antonio Fire Department

—Craig Cooley, M.D., assistant professor/clinical, Department of Emergency Medicine, associate medical director, San Antonio Fire Department

—David Wampler, Ph.D., pre-hospital medicine, assistant professor, Department of Emergency Health Sciences

For interviews, contact Will Sansom, media communications, 210.567.2579,

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