Anthony Pizon, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief of Medical Toxicology Division, Department of Emergency Medicine; Program Director, Toxicology Fellowship; MRO, Urgent Care Services



2006, Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Phoenix Children's Hospital/Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

2004, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2001 Doctor of Medicine, University of Toledo School of Medicine, Toledo, OH

1997 Bachelor of Science, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA


Dr. Pizon currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology and as Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship. His current research interests include the novel pharmaceutical management of withdrawal syndromes, the evaluation of cost effective care provided by medical toxicologists, and biomarkers of hepatic injury after acetaminophen toxicity. However, his real passion lies in the education of fellows, residents, and medical students.


2017 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Clinical Educator of the Year Award

2017 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award

2015 University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Residency, Faculty Excellence Award

2010 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Clerkship Proceptor of the Year Award


Nguyen MB, Pizon AF, Branas CC, Fabio A. Regional variations in pediatric medication exposure: Spatial analysis of poison center utilization in western Pennsylvania. Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia). 2016 Jan;54(1):47-52 PMID:26609895


Wong A, Benedict NJ, Lohr BR, Pizon AF, Kane-Gill SL. Management of benzodiazepine-resistant alcohol withdrawal across a healthcare system: Benzodiazepine dose-escalation with or without propofol. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015 Sep 1;154:296-9. PMID:26205315


Yanta JH, Swartzentruber GS, Phillips TM, Pizon AF. Articles You May Have Missed J Med Toxicol 2015 Jun 18 PMID: 26084212

Yanta JH, Swartzentruber GS, Pizon AF, Beauchamp GA, Srivastava AK. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Improving Outcomes Through Early Identification and Aggressive Treatment Strategies. Emergency Medicine Practice. 2015 Jun;17(6):1-20. PMID: 26302015 


Swartzentruber GS, Yanta JH, Pizon AF. Methemoglobinemia as a complication of topical dapsone. New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 Jan 29;372(5):491-492. PMID: 25629756


Levine M, Pizon AF, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM. Warfarin Overdose: A 25-Year Experience. Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2014 Jun;10(2):156-164.  PMID: 24488527.


Levine M, Skolnik AB, Ruha AM, Bosak A, Menke N, Pizon AF. Complications Following Antidotal Use of Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Mar; 10(1):10-4  PMID: 24338451

Hardison LS Jr, Wright E, Pizon AF. Phosgene Exposure: A case of accidental industrial exposure. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Mar;10(1):51-6. PMID: 23842907

Pizon AF, Abesamis M, King AM, Menke N. Prosthetic hip-associated cobalt toxicity. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Dec; 9(4): 416-7. PMID: 24258006

Walsh SJ, Abesamis MG. Articles You Might Have Missed. J Med Toxicol. 2011 Mar;7(1):92-4.