Department of Medical Toxicology

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Daniel E. Brooks, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research
Medical Director, Banner Poison and Drug Information Center


Board Certifications Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Fellowship Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Residency University of Pittsburgh

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

  1. Heise CW, Malashock H, Brooks DE. A review of vilazodone exposures with focus on serotonin syndrome effects. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017:1. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2017.1332369.
  2. Kang AM and Brooks DE. Nationwide scorpion exposures reported to US poison control centers from 2005 to 2015. J Med Toxicol. 2017; 13(2):158-65. Doi: 10.1007/s13181-016-0594-0.
  3. Mowry JB, Spyker DA, Brooks DE et al. Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 33rd Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016 Dec;54(10):924-1109
  4. Heise CW and Brooks DE (2016). Ayahuasca Exposure: Descriptive Analysis of Calls to US Poison Control Centers from 2005 to 2015. J Med Toxicol. 1-4. doi:10.1007/s13181-016-0593-1.
  5. Kang AM and Brooks DE (2016). US poison control center calls for infants 6 months of age and younger. Pediatrics. 137(2): e20151865. Doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-1865.
  6. French R, Brooks DE, Ruha AM, et al (2015). Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) envenomation: Descriptive analysis of calls to United States Poison Centers with focus on Arizona cases. Clin Toxicol (Phila). Jan;53(1):60-70. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2014.988791
  7. Otaluka O, Corrado R, Brooks DE, Nelson DB (2015). A survey of poison center knowledge and utilization among urban and rural residents in Arizona. Toxicology Reports. 2:203-204.
  8. Bosak A, Brooks DE, Welch S, Padilla-Jones A, Gerkin RD (2015). A retrospective review of 911 calls to a regional poison control center. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 4(4):546-550.
  9. Mowry JB, Spyker DA, Brooks DE, McMillan N, Schauben JL (2015). 2014 annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 32nd annual report. Clinical Toxicology. 53(10):962-1147.
  10. Curry SC, Brooks DE, Skolnik AB et al (2014). Effect of a medical toxicology admitting service on length of stay, cost and mortality among inpatients discharged with poisoning-related diagnoses. J Med Toxicol. Doi: 10.1007/s13181-014-0418-z.
  11. Glogan D, Levitan RD, Brooks DE, Gerkin RD (2013). Unintentional use of mistaken insulin products: a retrospective review of poison center data. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 45(4):547-553.
  12. Levine M, Mihalic J, Ruha AM, et al (2013). Heavy metal contaminants in yerberia shop products. J Med Toxicol. Mar;9(1):21-4. doi: 10.1007/s13181-012-0231-5.
  13. Truitt C, Brooks DE, et al (2012). Retrospective review of poison center data involving unintentional supratherapeutic ingestions of beta-blocker and/or calcium blocker medications. J Med Toxicol. 8(2):135-139.
  14. Austin T, Brooks DE, et al (2012). A survey of primary care office: triage of poisoning calls without a poison control center. International J of Family Medicine. Doi:10.1155/2012/417823.

Case Reports

  1. Levine M, Brooks DE, Franken A, Graham R (2012). Delayed-onset seizure and cardiac arrest after amitriptyline overdose treated with intravenous lipid emulsion therapy. Pediatrics. 130(2):e432-38.

Book Chapters

  1. Graeme KA and Brooks DE. Gyromitra. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  2. Heise CW and Brooks DE. Sedative hypnotics. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.