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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. Curry SC, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM, O'Connor AD, Kang AM, Wilkins DG, Jaeschke H, Wilhelms K, Gerkin RD, Acetaminophen Adduct Study Group. The Relationship Between Circulating Acetaminophen-Protein Adduct Concentrations and Alanine Aminotransferase Activities in Patients With and Without Acetaminophen Overdose and Toxicity. J Med Toxicol. 2019 Apr 12. doi: 10.1007/s13181-019-00705-2. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Gallo T, Curry SC, Padilla-Jones A, Heise CW, Ramos KS, Woosley RL, Raschke RA. A Computerized Scoring System to Improve Assessment of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia Risk. J Thromb Haemost. 2018 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/jth.14359. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Duan L, Ramachandran A, Akakpo JY, Weemhoff JL, Curry SC, Jaeschke H. Role of extracellular vesicles in release of protein adducts after acetaminophen-induced liver injury in mice and humans. Toxicol Lett. 2018 Nov 14. pii: S0378-4274(18)32002-2. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.11.005.
  4. Raschke RA, Groves RH, Khurana HS, et al. A quality improvement project to improve the Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sepsis bundle compliance rate in a large healthcare system. BMJ Open Qual. 2017 Oct 21;6(2):e000080. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2017-000080
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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.