An associate professor of emergency medicine, toxicology, pharmacology, and pharmacy practice in the UA colleges of medicine and pharmacy and co-director of the Center for Toxicology, Pharmacology, Education and Research. Dr. Shirazi is the medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the College of Pharmacy. He also is currently the chief of staff at the South Campus hospital.
Dr. Shirazi earned an MD at the University of Arizona and also a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern (Parkland) and his subspecialty training in medical toxicology at the University of Arizona. He also has bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engeineering instrumentation and biocompatible materials.
An attending physician in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, Dr. Shirazi lists special interests in envenomations, drug-drug interactions and the public health implications of toxicology. He was recently a principal investigator in a Phase 3 pit viper antivenom and a co-investigator for scorpion antivenom study.
At the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, he is in charge of the medical students and residents for toxicology rotation, the director for the medical toxicology fellowship program and the medical director for the toxicology clinic. He has lectured and presented internationally throughout the Middle East and Asia. An instructor for Advanced Hazardous Material Life Support, he has taught and participated in many disaster and preparedness training exercises throughout the United States and serves on the scientific advisory committee for AHLS.