Theodore Tong, PharmD

R. Ken Coit Endowed Chair

Theodore Tong, PharmD, professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, serves a dual appointment as professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He holds the inaugural R. Ken Coit Endowed Chair in the College of Pharmacy.

Tong leads the College’s advisory group for bioterrorism preparedness and chairs the pharmacy task force of the Tucson Metropolitan Medical Response System and Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona. He’s a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American Pharmacists Association and Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science. Author of more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, he’s delivered more than 300 presentations.

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Education & Post Graduate Training: 

MS, Environmental Management, College of Professional Studies, University of San Francisco (Califonia), 2016
MS, Management Development Program, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusettes), 1990
PharmD, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, 1969
BS, General Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1964
BS, Clinical Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1964

Areas of Research: 

Basic Disaster Life Support
Chemical Terrorism and Warfare Agents
Emergency Response to Terrorism
Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management
Infectious Disease Pharmacotherapy
Patient Centered Disease Management
Poison Control
Pulmonary and Upper Respiratory Tract Diseases

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Banner, W., M. Koch, D. M. Capin, S. B. Hopf, S. Chang, and T. G. Tong, "Experimental chelation therapy in chromium, lead, and boron intoxication with N-acetylcysteine and other compounds.", Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, vol. 83, issue 1, pp. 142-7, 1986 Mar 30. PMID: 3952743


Pond, S. M., M. J. Kreek, T. G. Tong, J. Raghunath, and N. L. Benowitz, "Altered methadone pharmacokinetics in methadone-maintained pregnant women.", J Pharmacol Exp Ther, vol. 233, issue 1, pp. 1-6, 1985 Apr. PMID: 3981450


Woo, O. F., K. M. Healey, D. Sheppard, and T. G. Tong, "Chest pain and hypoxemia from inhalation of a trichloroethane aerosol product.", J Toxicol Clin Toxicol, vol. 20, issue 4, pp. 333-41, 1983 Jun. PMID: 6689182