13541-Rusyniak, Daniel
Faculty

Daniel E. Rusyniak, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Dr. Daniel Rusyniak is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and an adjunct Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology and Neurology at IU School of Medicine. He has focused his career on the study and prevention of complications from drug abuse. His work has been shaped, in part, by growing up in Appalachia, the heart of the opioid epidemic. After graduating from Villanova University, he worked in the drugs-of-abuse division of Roche, designing new methods to detect illicit substances. He received his doctorate in medicine from Wake Forest University and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency and Medical Toxicology Fellowship at IU School of Medicine. In 2001, he joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at IU School of Medicine.

Dr. Rusyniak is the Medical Director of the Indiana Poison Center and the Division Chief for Medical Toxicology. He has sustained a successful research career with multiple NIH grants addressing amphetamine toxicity, drug-induced hyperthermia, and detection of synthetic drugs of abuse.

He has held numerous leadership roles within IU School of Medicine, including Faculty President. He has also held national leadership positions in the American College of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor of Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Education
    2001 FEL Indiana University School of Medicine
    2001 FEL Indiana University School of Medicine
    1999 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    1999 RES Indiana University School of Medicine
    1996 MD Wake Forest School of Medicine
    1996 MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    1996 MD Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    1990 BS Villanova University
  • Research

    Acute complications of drug overdose

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    American College of Medical Toxicology
    American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Medical Toxicology
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Interests

    Preventative Toxicology

  • Awards
    Org: IU School of Medicine alumni association
    Desc: Early career award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2014-05-01
    Org: American College of Medical Toxicology
    Desc: Outstanding contribution in research
    Scope: National
    Date:
    Org: Society for academic emergency medicine
    Desc: Neuroscience research fellowship
    Scope: National
    Date:

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