Ziad N. Kazzi, MD

Associate Professor

Emergency Medicine

Director

International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr

Atlanta, GA 30303

Email: zkazzi@emory.edu

Born in 1975 and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Dr. Kazzi trained in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta (2000-03) where he served as a chief resident before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory University, Georgia Poison Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) between 2005 and 2008 where he served as a Medical Toxicologist for the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Poison Center. Currently, he is an associate professor at the department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the director of the International Toxicology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Emory University. He is also the assistant medical director of the Georgia Poison Center and a medical toxicologist at the Radiation Studies Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC where he participates in emergency preparedness and response activities in radiation.

As an emergency physician and toxicologist, Dr. Kazzi specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of Radiation and International Toxicology. He co-founded and co-chairs the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Radiation Interest Group since 2009 and chairs the Abstract Review Committee for the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. In October 2014, he will start his service as a board member of the American College of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kazzi has extensively lectured at National and International conferences and developed several curricula and training programs in emergency preparedness and response. He is an active and founding board member of the Middle East North Africa Toxicology Association and currently serves as its treasurer.

Education BS and MD, American University of Beirut Specialty Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Emory University

  • Medical School, American University of Beirut Medical Center , Lebanon
  • Internship, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Board certified since 2004)

Toxicology, International EM, Public Health

Board Member, American College of Medical Toxicology

Treasurer, Middle East North Africa Toxicology Association