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Edward P. Krenzelok, PharmD, FAACT, DABAT

Job Title Director, Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Job Title Professor, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Job Title Adjunct Research Scientist, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information: 24-Hour Emergency

Administrative Offices
412-390-3311 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1971 University of Wisconsin, BS Pharmacy
1974 University of Minnesota, Doctor of Pharmacy


  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers
  • American Board of Applied Toxicology
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists
  • United States Pharmacopeia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Applied Toxicology


  • Lubich C, Krenzelok EP. Exotic snakes are not always found in exotic places: how poison centres can assist emergency departments. Emerg Med J. 2007 Nov;24(11):796-7.
  • Krenzelok EP, Klick RN, Burke TV, Mrvos R. Capitalizing on a current fad to promote poison help: (1-800-222-1222). Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007 Oct 18;:1-4
  • Mrvos R, Swanson-Biearman B, Krenzelok EP. Backyard Mushroom Ingestions: No Gastrointestinal Decontamination-No Effect. J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul 20.

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal decontamination
  • Botanical toxicity
  • Antidote
  • Biological and chemical terrorism
  • Poison prevention
  • Product liability
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
Last Update
March 8, 2011
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Last Update
March 8, 2011