Eric Lavonas, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Suny Upstate Medical Center (1992)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2018)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Rochester (NY) (1988)
Residency:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine/Methodist Hospital Program, Emergency Medicine (1995)
Fellowships:
  • Carolinas Medical Center Program, Medical Toxicology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Contribution to Medical Toxicology Research, American College of Medical Toxicology (2017)
  • Patient Advocate Award, Denver Residency in Emergency Medicine (2014)

Publications

  • Topjian AA, Raymond TT, Atkins D, Chan M, Duff JP, Joyner BL, Lasa JJ, Lavonas EJ, Levy A, Mahgoub M, Meckler GD, Roberts KE, Sutton RM, Schexnayder SM. Part 4: Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Pediatrics. 2021 Jan;147(Suppl 1). PubMed PMID: 33087552
  • Merchant RM, Topjian AA, Panchal AR, Cheng A, Aziz K, Berg KM, Lavonas EJ, Magid DJ. Part 1: Executive Summary: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2020 Oct 20;142(16_suppl_2):S337-S357. PubMed PMID: 33081530
  • Magid DJ, Aziz K, Cheng A, Hazinski MF, Hoover AV, Mahgoub M, Panchal AR, Sasson C, Topjian AA, Rodriguez AJ, Donoghue A, Berg KM, Lee HC, Raymond TT, Lavonas EJ. Part 2: Evidence Evaluation and Guidelines Development: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2020 Oct 20;142(16_suppl_2):S358-S365. PubMed PMID: 33081525
  • Panchal AR, Bartos JA, Cabañas JG, Donnino MW, Drennan IR, Hirsch KG, Kudenchuk PJ, Kurz MC, Lavonas EJ, Morley PT, O'Neil BJ, Peberdy MA, Rittenberger JC, Rodriguez AJ, Sawyer KN, Berg KM. Part 3: Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2020 Oct 20;142(16_suppl_2):S366-S468. PubMed PMID: 33081529
  • Topjian AA, Raymond TT, Atkins D, Chan M, Duff JP, Joyner BL Jr, Lasa JJ, Lavonas EJ, Levy A, Mahgoub M, Meckler GD, Roberts KE, Sutton RM, Schexnayder SM. Part 4: Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2020 Oct 20;142(16_suppl_2):S469-S523. PubMed PMID: 33081526
  • Berg KM, Cheng A, Panchal AR, Topjian AA, Aziz K, Bhanji F, Bigham BL, Hirsch KG, Hoover AV, Kurz MC, Levy A, Lin Y, Magid DJ, Mahgoub M, Peberdy MA, Rodriguez AJ, Sasson C, Lavonas EJ. Part 7: Systems of Care: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2020 Oct 20;142(16_suppl_2):S580-S604. PubMed PMID: 33081524
  • Lavonas EJ, Dezfulian C. Impact of the Opioid Epidemic. Crit Care Clin. 2020 Oct;36(4):753-769. PubMed PMID: 32892827
  • Dezfulian C, Lavonas EJ. Precision Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Based on Etiology. Crit Care Clin. 2020 Oct;36(4):737-752. PubMed PMID: 32892826
  • Lavonas EJ, Burnham RI, Schwarz J, Quackenbush E, Lewis B, Rose SR, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Charlton NP, Mullins ME, Schwartz R, Denning D, Sharma K, Kleinschmidt K, Bush SP, Anderson VE, Ginde AA, Gerardo CJ. Recovery from Copperhead Snake Envenomation: Role of Age, Sex, Bite Location, Severity, and Treatment. J Med Toxicol. 2020 Jan;16(1):17-23. PubMed PMID: 31482319
  • Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Gerardo CJ. In reply to Dr. Shah and Dr. Beuhler. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Mar;58(3):223-224. PubMed PMID: 31313613
  • Lavonas, EJ, Ruha AM, Banner W, Bebarta V, Bernstein JN, Bush SP, Kerns WP, Richardson WH, Seifert Sa, Tanen DA, Curry SC, Dart RC. Section 38: Snake Envenomation (republication of the Unified treatment algorithm for the management of Crotaline snakebite in the United States: results of an evidence-informed consensus workshop (ref. 22 above). In: Cohn SM, Rhee P. 50 Landmark Papers Every Acute Care Surgeon Should Know. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2020. ISBN-13: 978-1138624443.
  • Lavonas EJ. Snake envenomation [original author commentary]. In: Cohn SM, Rhee P [Eds.]. 50 Landmark Papers Every Acute Care Surgeon Should Know. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2020.
  • Greene S, Brandehoff N, Lewis B, Denning D, Schwartz R, Rose SR, Quackenbush E, Charlton N, Mullins M, Toschlog E, Sharma K, Kleinschmidt K, Bush S, Anderson V, Gerardo C, Lavonas EJ. Clinical Features and Outcomes of Copperhead Envenomations Treated with Either Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) or Placebo in Adolescents. Clin Toxicol 2020; 58(11):1138. [abstract]
  • Rapp-Olsson M, Reynolds KM, Dalton A, Lavonas EJ. Opioid use among rattlesnake envenomations differs by type of antivenom. Clin Toxicol 2020; 58(11):1211. [abstract]
  • Shirazi FM, Delva-Clark H, Reynolds KM, Lavonas EJ, Ryall KA, Dart RC. Continuous infusion as an alternative administration strategy of ovine Fab antivenom: initial experience in 41 cases. Toxicon, 2020; 182:S-1-2. [abstract]
  • Lavonas EJ, Delva-Clark H, Le L. Recurrent venom effects following North American Crotalidae envenomations: a systematic review. Toxicon, 2020; 182:S2. [abstract]
  • Vissoci JRN, Tupetz A, Phillips A, Kelly P, Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ. What activities do snakebite envenomation patients choose to assess dysfunction? Toxicon, 2020; 182:S16-17. [abstract]
  • Fernandez NC, Vissoci JRN, Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ. The validity, reliability and minimal clinically important difference of the SF-36 physical function dimension and the promis-10 global health assessment in snake envenomation. Toxicon 2020; 182:S20.[abstract]
  • Soar J, Maconochie I, Wyckoff MH, Olasveengen TM, Singletary EM, Greif R, Aickin R, Bhanji F, Donnino MW, Mancini ME, Wyllie JP, Zideman D, Andersen LW, Atkins DL, Aziz K, Bendall J, Berg KM, Berry DC, Bigham BL, Bingham R, Couto TB, Böttiger BW, Borra V, Bray JE, Breckwoldt J, Brooks SC, Buick J, Callaway CW, Carlson JN, Cassan P, Castrén M, Chang WT, Charlton NP, Cheng A, Chung SP, Considine J, Couper K, Dainty KN, Dawson JA, de Almeida MF, de Caen AR, Deakin CD, Drennan IR, Duff JP, Epstein JL, Escalante R, Gazmuri RJ, Gilfoyle E, Granfeldt A, Guerguerian AM, Guinsburg R, Hatanaka T, Holmberg MJ, Hood N, Hosono S, Hsieh MJ, Isayama T, Iwami T, Jensen JL, Kapadia V, Kim HS, Kleinman ME, Kudenchuk PJ, Lang E, Lavonas E, Liley H, Lim SH, Lockey A, Lofgren B, Ma MH, Markenson D, Meaney PA, Meyran D, Mildenhall L, Monsieurs KG, Montgomery W, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Nadkarni VM, Nation K, Neumar RW, Ng KC, Nicholson T, Nikolaou N, Nishiyama C, Nuthall G, Ohshimo S, Okamoto D, O'Neil B, Yong-Kwang Ong G, Paiva EF, Parr M, Pellegrino JL, Perkins GD, Perlman J, Rabi Y, Reis A, Reynolds JC, Ristagno G, Roehr CC, Sakamoto T, Sandroni C, Schexnayder SM, Scholefield BR, Shimizu N, Skrifvars MB, Smyth MA, Stanton D, Swain J, Szyld E, Tijssen J, Travers A, Trevisanuto D, Vaillancourt C, Van de Voorde P, Velaphi S, Wang TL, Weiner G, Welsford M, Woodin JA, Yeung J, Nolan JP, Fran Hazinski M. 2019 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations: Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; Pediatric Life Support; Neonatal Life Support; Education, Implementation, and Teams; and First Aid Task Forces. Circulation. 2019 Dec 10;140(24):e826-e880. PubMed PMID: 31722543
  • Freiermuth CE, Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Rapp-Olsson M, Gerardo C. Antivenom Treatment Is Associated with Fewer Patients using Opioids after Copperhead Envenomation. West J Emerg Med. 2019 May;20(3):497-505. PubMed PMID: 31123552
  • Lavonas EJ, Ohshimo S, Nation K, Van de Voorde P, Nuthall G, Maconochie I, Torabi N, Morrison LJ. Advanced airway interventions for paediatric cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Resuscitation. 2019 May;138:114-128. PubMed PMID: 30862528
  • Gerardo CJ, Vissoci JRN, de Oliveira LP, Anderson VE, Quackenbush E, Lewis B, Rose SR, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Charlton NP, Mullins ME, Schwartz R, Denning D, Sharma K, Kleinschmidt K, Bush SP, Brandehoff NP, Lavonas EJ. The validity, reliability and minimal clinically important difference of the patient specific functional scale in snake envenomation. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0213077. PubMed PMID: 30835744
  • Gerardo CJ, Vissoci JRN, Evans CS, Simel DL, Lavonas EJ. Does This Patient Have a Severe Snake Envenomation?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2019 Apr 1;154(4):346-354. PubMed PMID: 30758508
  • Anderson VE, Gerardo CJ, Rapp-Olsson M, Bush SP, Mullins ME, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Quackenbush E, Rose SR, Schwartz RB, Charlton NP, Lewis B, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Lavonas EJ. Early administration of Fab antivenom resulted in faster limb recovery in copperhead snake envenomation patients. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Jan;57(1):25-30. PubMed PMID: 30175628
  • Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ. Letter to the editor: "Safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in copperhead snakebite patients" by Pham and Mullins, Clin Toxicol 2018 May 18. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Feb;57(2):144-145. PubMed PMID: 30306814
  • Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Gerardo CJ. Response to carpenter and colleagues. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Jul;57(7):674-676. PubMed PMID: 30757930
  • Theophanous RG, Vissoci JRN, Wen FH, Griffin SM, Anderson VE, Mullins ME, Brandehoff NP, Quackenbush EB, Bush SP, Toschlog EA, Greene SC, Sharma K, Kleinschmidt K, Charlton NP, Rose SR, Schwartz R, Lewis B, Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ. Validity and reliability of telephone administration of the patient-specific functional scale for the assessment of recovery from snakebite envenomation. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Dec;13(12):e0007935. PubMed PMID: 31834923
  • Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Gerardo CJ. Response to carpenter and colleagues. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Jul;57(7):674-676. PubMed PMID: 30757930
  • Soar J, Donnino MW, Maconochie I, Aickin R, Atkins DL, Andersen LW, Berg KM, Bingham R, Böttiger BW, Callaway CW, Couper K, Couto TB, de Caen AR, Deakin CD, Drennan IR, Guerguerian AM, Lavonas EJ, Meaney PA, Nadkarni VM, Neumar RW, Ng KC, Nicholson TC, Nuthall GA, Ohshimo S, O'Neil BJ, Ong GY, Paiva EF, Parr MJ, Reis AG, Reynolds JC, Ristagno G, Sandroni C, Schexnayder SM, Scholefield BR, Shimizu N, Tijssen JA, Van de Voorde P, Wang TL, Welsford M, Hazinski MF, Nolan JP, Morley PT. 2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations Summary. Resuscitation. 2018 Dec;133:194-206. PubMed PMID: 30409433
  • Mullins ME, Gerardo CJ, Bush SP, Rose SR, Greene S, Quackenbush EB, Lewis B, Anderson VE, Kleinschmidt KC, Schwarz RB, Charlton NP, Toschlog EA, Sharma K, Denning DA, Lavonas EJ. Adverse Events in the Efficacy of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom vs Placebo in Recovery from Copperhead Snakebite Trial. South Med J. 2018 Dec;111(12):716-720. PubMed PMID: 30512122
  • Anderson VE, Gerardo CJ, Rapp-Olsson M, Bush SP, Mullins ME, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Quackenbush E, Rose SR, Schwartz RB, Charlton NP, Lewis B, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Lavonas EJ. Early administration of Fab antivenom resulted in faster limb recovery in copperhead snake envenomation patients. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Sep 3;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30175628
  • Heard K, Anderson VE, Lavonas EJ, Dart RC, Green JL. Serum paracetamol-protein adducts in ambulatory subjects: Relationship to recent reported paracetamol use. Biomarkers. 2018 May;23(3):288-292. PubMed PMID: 29179598
  • Heard K, Anderson V, Dart RC, Kile D, Lavonas EJ, Green JL. Serum Acetaminophen Protein Adduct Concentrations in Pediatric Emergency Department Patients. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Apr;64(4):533-535. PubMed PMID: 27846064
  • St-Onge M, Anseeuw K, Cantrell FL, Gilchrist IC, Hantson P, Bailey B, Lavergne V, Gosselin S, Kerns W 2nd, Laliberté M, Lavonas EJ, Juurlink DN, Muscedere J, Yang CC, Sinuff T, Rieder M, Mégarbane B. Experts Consensus Recommendations for the Management of Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning in Adults. Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar;45(3):e306-e315. PubMed PMID: 27749343
  • Srisuma S, Cao D, Kleinschmidt K, Heffner AC, Lavonas EJ. Missed opportunities?: an evaluation of potentially preventable poisoning deaths. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2016 Jun;54(5):441-6. PubMed PMID: 26998958
  • Lavonas EJ, Drennan IR, Gabrielli A, Heffner AC, Hoyte CO, Orkin AM, Sawyer KN, Donnino MW. Part 10: Special Circumstances of Resuscitation: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3;132(18 Suppl 2):S501-18. PubMed PMID: 26472998
  • Neumar RW, Shuster M, Callaway CW, Gent LM, Atkins DL, Bhanji F, Brooks SC, de Caen AR, Donnino MW, Ferrer JM, Kleinman ME, Kronick SL, Lavonas EJ, Link MS, Mancini ME, Morrison LJ, O'Connor RE, Samson RA, Schexnayder SM, Singletary EM, Sinz EH, Travers AH, Wyckoff MH, Hazinski MF. Part 1: Executive Summary: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2015 Nov 3;132(18 Suppl 2):S315-67. PubMed PMID: 26472989
  • Callaway CW, Soar J, Aibiki M, Böttiger BW, Brooks SC, Deakin CD, Donnino MW, Drajer S, Kloeck W, Morley PT, Morrison LJ, Neumar RW, Nicholson TC, Nolan JP, Okada K, O'Neil BJ, Paiva EF, Parr MJ, Wang TL, Witt J. Part 4: Advanced Life Support: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2015 Oct 20;132(16 Suppl 1):S84-145. PubMed PMID: 26472860
  • Lavonas EJ, Buchanan J. Hemodialysis for lithium poisoning. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Sep 16;(9):CD007951. PubMed PMID: 26374731
  • Srisuma S, Lavonas EJ, Wananukul W. Proximal muscle weakness in severe lead poisoning from retained bullet fragments. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2015 Jul;53(6):586-7. PubMed PMID: 25979106
  • Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ. Prospective study of recovery from copperhead snake envenomation: an observational study. BMC Emerg Med. 2015 May 15;15:9. PubMed PMID: 25975429
  • Gerardo CJ, Evans CS, Kuchibhatla M, Mando-Vandrick J, Drake WG, Yen M, Kopec K, Lavonas EJ. Time to antivenom administration is not associated with total antivenom dose administered in a copperhead-predominant snakebite population. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;22(3):308-14. PubMed PMID: 25728451
  • Chen HT, Yip F, Lavonas EJ, Iqbal S, Turner N, Cobb B, Garbe P. Using the exhibited generalization approach to evaluate a carbon monoxide alarm ordinance. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Dec;47:35-44. PubMed PMID: 25105583
  • Gerardo CJ, Lavonas EJ, McKinney RE. Ethical considerations in design of a study to evaluate a US Food and Drug Administration-approved indication: antivenom versus placebo for copperhead envenomation. Clin Trials. 2014 Oct;11(5):560-4. PubMed PMID: 25055811
  • Srisuma S, Lavonas EJ, Wananukul W. Ergotism and factitious hypotension associated with interaction of ergotamine with CYP3A4 inhibitors. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2014 Aug;52(7):674-7. PubMed PMID: 24978905
  • Lavonas EJ, Severtson SG, Martinez EM, Bucher-Bartelson B, Le Lait MC, Green JL, Murrelle LE, Cicero TJ, Kurtz SP, Rosenblum A, Surratt HL, Dart RC. Abuse and diversion of buprenorphine sublingual tablets and film. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Jul;47(1):27-34. PubMed PMID: 24680219
  • Lavonas EJ, Khatri V, Daugherty C, Bucher-Bartelson B, King T, Dart RC. Medically significant late bleeding after treated crotaline envenomation: a systematic review. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jan;63(1):71-78.e1. PubMed PMID: 23567063
  • Lavonas EJ, Banner W, Bradt P, Bucher-Bartelson B, Brown KR, Rajan P, Murrelle L, Dart RC, Green JL. Root causes, clinical effects, and outcomes of unintentional exposures to buprenorphine by young children. J Pediatr. 2013 Nov;163(5):1377-83.e1-3. PubMed PMID: 23993129
  • Lavonas EJ, Benson BE, Seifert SA. Failure to develop sensitization despite repeated administration of ovine fab snake antivenom: update of a single-patient, multicenter case series. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;61(3):371-2. PubMed PMID: 23433022
  • Dasgupta N, Freifeld C, Brownstein JS, Menone CM, Surratt HL, Poppish L, Green JL, Lavonas EJ, Dart RC. Crowdsourcing black market prices for prescription opioids. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Aug 16;15(8):e178. PubMed PMID: 23956042
  • Toschlog EA, Bauer CR, Hall EL, Dart RC, Khatri V, Lavonas EJ. Surgical considerations in the management of pit viper snake envenomation. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Oct;217(4):726-35. PubMed PMID: 23891068
  • Hahn SA, Lavonas EJ, Mace SE, Napoli AM, Fesmire FM. Clinical policy: Critical issues in the initial evaluation and management of patients presenting to the emergency department in early pregnancy. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;60(3):381-90.e28. PubMed PMID: 22921048
  • Lavergne V, Nolin TD, Hoffman RS, Roberts D, Gosselin S, Goldfarb DS, Kielstein JT, Mactier R, Maclaren R, Mowry JB, Bunchman TE, Juurlink D, Megarbane B, Anseeuw K, Winchester JF, Dargan PI, Liu KD, Hoegberg LC, Li Y, Calello DP, Burdmann EA, Yates C, Laliberté M, Decker BS, Mello-Da-Silva CA, Lavonas E, Ghannoum M. The EXTRIP (EXtracorporeal TReatments In Poisoning) workgroup: guideline methodology. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Jun;50(5):403-13. PubMed PMID: 22578059
  • Lavonas EJ. Coagulopathy: the most important thing we still don't know about snakebite. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;13(1):75-6. PubMed PMID: 22461926
  • Lavonas EJ. Antivenoms for snakebite: design, function, and controversies. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2012 Aug;13(10):1980-6. PubMed PMID: 22352733
  • Schaeffer TH, Khatri V, Reifler LM, Lavonas EJ. Incidence of immediate hypersensitivity reaction and serum sickness following administration of Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab antivenom: a meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;19(2):121-31. PubMed PMID: 22320362
  • Buchanan JA, Lavonas EJ. Agranulocytosis and other consequences due to use of illicit cocaine contaminated with levamisole. Curr Opin Hematol. 2012 Jan;19(1):27-31. PubMed PMID: 22143075
  • Lavonas EJ, Fries JF, Furst DE, Rothman KJ, Stergachis A, Vaida AJ, Zelterman D, Reynolds KM, Green JL, Dart RC. Comparative risks of non-prescription analgesics: a structured topic review and research priorities. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2012 Jan;11(1):33-44. PubMed PMID: 22010836
  • Ghannoum M, Nolin TD, Lavergne V, Hoffman RS. Blood purification in toxicology: nephrology's ugly duckling. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2011 May;18(3):160-6. PubMed PMID: 21531321
  • Buckley NA, Juurlink DN, Isbister G, Bennett MH, Lavonas EJ. Hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Apr 13;(4):CD002041. PubMed PMID: 21491385
  • Jacob J, Lavonas EJ. Falsely normal anion gap in severe salicylate poisoning caused by laboratory interference. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep;58(3):280-1. PubMed PMID: 21492961
  • Fesmire FM, Brown MD, Espinosa JA, Shih RD, Silvers SM, Wolf SJ, Decker WW. Critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected pulmonary embolism. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jun;57(6):628-652.e75. PubMed PMID: 21621092
  • Diercks DB, Mehrotra A, Nazarian DJ, Promes SB, Decker WW, Fesmire FM. Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute blunt abdominal trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;57(4):387-404. PubMed PMID: 21453818
  • Lavonas EJ, Ruha AM, Banner W, Bebarta V, Bernstein JN, Bush SP, Kerns WP 2nd, Richardson WH, Seifert SA, Tanen DA, Curry SC, Dart RC. Unified treatment algorithm for the management of crotaline snakebite in the United States: results of an evidence-informed consensus workshop. BMC Emerg Med. 2011 Feb 3;11:2. PubMed PMID: 21291549
  • Yin S, Kokko J, Lavonas E, Mlynarchek S, Bogdan G, Schaeffer T. Factors associated with difficulty achieving initial control with crotalidae polyvalent immune fab antivenom in snakebite patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jan;18(1):46-52. PubMed PMID: 21166732
  • Lavonas EJ, Kokko J, Schaeffer TH, Mlynarchek SL, Bogdan GM, Dart RC. Short-term outcomes after Fab antivenom therapy for severe crotaline snakebite. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;57(2):128-137.e3. PubMed PMID: 20952098
  • Lavonas EJ, Reynolds KM, Dart RC. Therapeutic acetaminophen is not associated with liver injury in children: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec;126(6):e1430-44. PubMed PMID: 21098156
  • Vanden Hoek TL, Morrison LJ, Shuster M, Donnino M, Sinz E, Lavonas EJ, Jeejeebhoy FM, Gabrielli A. Part 12: cardiac arrest in special situations: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2010 Nov 2;122(18 Suppl 3):S829-61. PubMed PMID: 20956228
  • Morrison LJ, Deakin CD, Morley PT, Callaway CW, Kerber RE, Kronick SL, Lavonas EJ, Link MS, Neumar RW, Otto CW, Parr M, Shuster M, Sunde K, Peberdy MA, Tang W, Hoek TL, Böttiger BW, Drajer S, Lim SH, Nolan JP. Part 8: Advanced life support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation. 2010 Oct 19;122(16 Suppl 2):S345-421. PubMed PMID: 20956256
  • Bebarta VS, Kao L, Froberg B, Clark RF, Lavonas E, Qi M, Delgado J, McDonagh J, Arnold T, Odujebe O, O'Malley G, Lares C, Aguilera E, Dart R, Heard K, Stanford C, Kokko J, Bogdan G, Mendoza C, Mlynarchek S, Rhyee S, Hoppe J, Haur W, Tan HH, Tran NN, Varney S, Zosel A, Buchanan J, Al-Helial M. A multicenter comparison of the safety of oral versus intravenous acetylcysteine for treatment of acetaminophen overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Jun;48(5):424-30. PubMed PMID: 20524832
  • Bebarta VS, Kao L, Froberg B, Clark RF, Lavonas E, Qi M, Delgado J, McDonagh J, Arnold T, Odujebe O, O'Malley G, Lares C, Aguilera E, Dart R, Heard K, Stanford C, Kokko J, Bogdan G, Mendoza C, Mlynarchek S, Rhyee S, Hoppe J, Haur W, Tan HH, Tran NN, Varney S, Zosel A, Buchanan J, Al-Helial M. A multicenter comparison of the safety of oral versus intravenous acetylcysteine for treatment of acetaminophen overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Jun;48(5):424-30. PubMed PMID: 20524832
  • Bebarta VS, Kao L, Froberg B, Clark RF, Lavonas E, Qi M, Delgado J, McDonagh J, Arnold T, Odujebe O, O'Malley G, Lares C, Aguilera E, Dart R, Heard K, Stanford C, Kokko J, Bogdan G, Mendoza C, Mlynarchek S, Rhyee S, Hoppe J, Haur W, Tan HH, Tran NN, Varney S, Zosel A, Buchanan J, Al-Helial M. A multicenter comparison of the safety of oral versus intravenous acetylcysteine for treatment of acetaminophen overdose. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Jun;48(5):424-30. PubMed PMID: 20524832
  • Buchanan JA, Oyer RJ, Patel NR, Jacquet GA, Bornikova L, Thienelt C, Shriver DA, Shockley LW, Wilson ML, Hurlbut KM, Lavonas EJ. A confirmed case of agranulocytosis after use of cocaine contaminated with levamisole. J Med Toxicol. 2010 Jun;6(2):160-4. PubMed PMID: 20358411
  • Howell JM, Eddy OL, Lukens TW, Thiessen ME, Weingart SD, Decker WW. Clinical policy: Critical issues in the evaluation and management of emergency department patients with suspected appendicitis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Jan;55(1):71-116. PubMed PMID: 20116016
  • Nazarian DJ, Eddy OL, Lukens TW, Weingart SD, Decker WW. Clinical policy: critical issues in the management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with community-acquired pneumonia. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;54(5):704-31. PubMed PMID: 19853781
  • . Agranulocytosis associated with cocaine use - four States, March 2008-November 2009. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009 Dec 18;58(49):1381-5. PubMed PMID: 20019655
  • Courtney DM, Neumar RW, Venkatesh AK, Kaji AH, Cairns CB, Lavonas E, Richardson LD. Unique characteristics of emergency care research: scope, populations, and infrastructure. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Oct;16(10):990-4. PubMed PMID: 19799578
  • Lavonas EJ, Schaeffer TH, Kokko J, Mlynarchek SL, Bogdan GM. Crotaline Fab antivenom appears to be effective in cases of severe North American pit viper envenomation: an integrative review. BMC Emerg Med. 2009 Jun 22;9:13. PubMed PMID: 19545426
  • Dart RC, Borron SW, Caravati EM, Cobaugh DJ, Curry SC, Falk JL, Goldfrank L, Gorman SE, Groft S, Heard K, Miller K, Olson KR, O'Malley G, Seger D, Seifert SA, Sivilotti ML, Schaeffer T, Tomassoni AJ, Wise R, Bogdan GM, Alhelail M, Buchanan J, Hoppe J, Lavonas E, Mlynarchek S, Phua DH, Rhyee S, Varney S, Zosel A. Expert consensus guidelines for stocking of antidotes in hospitals that provide emergency care. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Sep;54(3):386-394.e1. PubMed PMID: 19406507
  • Edlow JA, Panagos PD, Godwin SA, Thomas TL, Decker WW. Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute headache. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;52(4):407-36. PubMed PMID: 18809105
  • Wolf SJ, Lavonas EJ, Sloan EP, Jagoda AS. Clinical policy: Critical issues in the management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Feb;51(2):138-52. PubMed PMID: 18206551
  • . Use of carbon monoxide alarms to prevent poisonings during a power outage--North Carolina, December 2002. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2004 Mar 12;53(9):189-92. PubMed PMID: 15017373
  • Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ, O'Malley G, Arnold TC, Bush SP, Banner W Jr, Steffens M, Kerns WP 2nd. Initial experience with Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) antivenom in the treatment of copperhead snakebite. Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Feb;43(2):200-6. PubMed PMID: 14747809
  • Thorson A, Lavonas EJ, Rouse AM, Kerns WP 2nd. Copperhead envenomations in the Carolinas. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2003;41(1):29-35. PubMed PMID: 12645965
  • Lavonas EJ, Tomaszewski CA, Ford MD, Rouse AM, Kerns WP 2nd. Severe puff adder (Bitis arietans) envenomation with coagulopathy. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2002;40(7):911-8. PubMed PMID: 12507061
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Fellow
  • American College of Medical Toxicology, Fellow
  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, Fellow
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Member
  • American Heart Association, Professional Member
  • North American Society of Toxinology, Member
  • International Society of Toxinology, Life Member
  • The Cochrane Collaboration, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (1996, 2016)
  • Medical Toxicology, Board Certification (2002, 2012)
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Board Certification (2004, 2014)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Suny Upstate Medical Center (1992)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2018)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Rochester (NY) (1988)
Residency Programs:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine/Methodist Hospital Program, Emergency Medicine (1995)
Fellowships:
  • Carolinas Medical Center Program, Medical Toxicology (2001)
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Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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