Department of Medical Toxicology

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Steven C. Curry, MD, FACMT, FACCT

Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine
Chair, Department of Medical Toxicology, Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix


Board Certifications Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Fellowship St. Luke's Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
Residency Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, IN)

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

  1. Raschke RA, Gallo T, Curry SC, et al. Clinical effectiveness of a Bayesian algorithm for the diagnosis and management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. J Thromb Haemost. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.1111/jth.13758
  2. Weemhoff JL, Woolbright BL, Jenkins RE, et al. Plasma biomarkers to study mechanisms of liver injury in patients with hypoxic hepatitis. Liver Int. 2017;37:377-384. doi:10.1111/liv.13202.
  3. Lasoff DR, Ruha AM, Curry SC, et al. A new F(ab')(2) antivenom for the treatment of crotaline envenomation in children. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;34(10):2003-2006. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.07.061.
  4. Thomas KC, Wilkins DG, Curry SC, et al. Detection of Acetaminophen-Protein Adducts in Decedents with Suspected Opioid-Acetaminophen Combination Product Overdose. J Forensic Sci. 2016 Sep;61(5):1301-6. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.13169.
  5. Cook SF, King AD, Chang Y, et al. Quantification of a biomarker of acetaminophen protein adducts in human serum by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry: clinical and animal model applications. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2015 Mar 15;985:131-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2015.01.028.
  6. Curry SC, Padilla-Jones A, O'Connor AD, et al. Prolonged Acetaminophen-Protein Adduct Elimination During Renal Failure, Lack of Adduct Removal by Hemodiafiltration, and Urinary Adduct Concentrations After Acetaminophen Overdose. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Jun;11(2):169-78. doi: 10.1007/s13181-014-0431-2.
  7. Curry SC, Brooks DE, Skolnik AB, et al. Effect of a medical toxicology admitting service on length of stay, cost, and mortality among inpatients discharged with poisoning-related diagnoses. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Mar;11(1):65-72. doi: 10.1007/s13181-014-0418-z.
  8. Woolbright BL, McGill MR, Staggs VS, et al. Glycodeoxycholic acid levels as prognostic biomarker in acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure patients. Toxicol Sci. 2014 Dec;142(2):436-44. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfu195.
  9. Ward J, Kanchagar C, Veksler-Lublinsky I, et al. Circulating microRNA profiles in human patients with acetaminophen hepatotoxicity or ischemic hepatitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 19;111(33):12169-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412608111.
  10. McGill MR, Cao M, Svetlov A, et al. Argininosuccinate synthetase as a plasma biomarker of liver injury after acetaminophen overdose in rodents and humans. Biomarkers. 2014 May;19(3):222-30. doi: 10.3109/1354750X.2014.897757.
  11. McGill MR, Li F, Sharpe MR, et al. Circulating acylcarnitines as biomarkers of mitochondrial dysfunction after acetaminophen overdose in mice and humans. Arch Toxicol. 2014 Feb;88(2):391-401. doi: 10.1007/s00204-013-1118-1.
  12. Raschke RA, Curry SC, Warkentin TE, Gerkin RD. Improving clinical interpretation of the anti-platelet factor 4/heparin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia through the use of receiver operating characteristic analysis, stratum-specific likelihood ratios, and Bayes theorem. Chest. 2013 Oct;144(4):1269-75. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2712.
  13. Levine M, Curry SC, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM. Critical care management of verapamil and diltiazem overdose with a focus on vasopressors: a 25-year experience at a single center. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep;62(3):252-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.03.018.
  14. Cohen JP, Ruha AM, Curry SC, et al. Plasma and urine dimercaptopropanesulfonate concentrations after dermal application of transdermal DMPS (TD-DMPS). J Med Toxicol. 2013 Mar;9(1):9-15. doi: 10.1007/s13181-012-0272-9.
  15. McGill MR, Sharpe MR, Williams CD, et al. The mechanism underlying acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in humans and mice involves mitochondrial damage and nuclear DNA fragmentation. J Clin Invest. 2012 Apr;122(4):1574-83. doi: 10.1172/JCI59755.
  16. Levine M, Curry SC, Ruha AM, et al. Ethylene glycol elimination kinetics and outcomes in patients managed without hemodialysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jun;59(6):527-31. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.12.001.

Book Chapters

  1. Curry SC and Kang AM. Hematologic Syndromes: Hemolysis, Methemoglobinemia, and Sulfhemoglobinemia. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  2. Curry SC and Spyres MB. Cyanide: hydrogen cyanide, inorganic cyanide salts, and nitriles. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  3. Curry SC and Spyres MB. Salicylates. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  4. Curry SC and Spyres MB. Sodium Nitroprusside. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  5. Raschke RA and Curry SC. Thrombolytics, heparin and derivatives, antiplaelet agents. In: Brent J, Burkhart K, Dargan P, et al, eds. Critical Care Toxicology, 2nd ed. Cham, Springer International Publishing; 2017.
  6. Curry SC, Mills KC, O'Connor AD, et al. Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators. In: Nelson LS et al eds. GoldFrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.