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In an Emergency

1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.


2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone


3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.




IPC Staff

Feb 18, 2018
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Medical Director

Michael Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT


Associate Medical Director

Sean Bryant, MD


Senior Director

Carol DesLauriers, PharmD, DABAT


Clinical Toxicologists:

Anthony Burda, RPh, CSPI, DABAT

Erin Pallasch, PharmD, CSPI, DABAT


Public Education Manager

Vickie Dance, M.S.  


Program Assistant

Patty Mulcrone


Illinois Poison Center Clinical Staff:


Frederick Ang, PharmD, SPI

Abrar Baig, PharmD, CSPI

Reginald Brown, MD, CSPI

Briggetta Ducre, RN, CSPI

Amy Deitche, BSN, RN, CSPI

John DeLeon, PharmD, SPI

Jerome Dimaano, RN, BSN, CSPI

Tracy Esposito, RN, BSN, CSPI

Connie Fischbein, CSPI

Samia Haider, PharmD, SPI

Cindy Howard, RN, CSPI

Art Kubic, PharmD, CSPI

Karen Hoeller, RPh, CSPI

Jessica Metz, PharmD, CSPI

Matt Novak, PharmD, CSPI

Dana Rod, PharmD

Eric Schultz, PharmD

Todd Sigg, PharmD, CSPI

Jessica Sims, PIP

Michael Strugala, PharmD, CSPI

Mary Lynn Vrlec, PIP  


*PIP: Poison Information Provider

*SPI:  Specialist in Poison Information

*CSPI: Certified Specialist in Poison Information

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