Sam Wang, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

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Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), Medical Toxicology
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Publications

  • Wang GS, Green JL, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Rapp-Olsson M, Dart RC. Trends in adverse events and related health-care facility utilization from cough and cold medication exposures in children. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Sep 11;:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32914676
  • Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Rapp-Olsson M, Green JL, Dart RC. Adverse Events Related to Accidental Unintentional Ingestions From Cough and Cold Medications in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32576790
  • Wang GS, Reese J, Bakel LA, Leonard J, Bos T, Bielsky A, Nickels S, Bajaj L. Prescribing Patterns of Oral Opioid Analgesic for Long Bone Fracture at Tertiary Care Children's Hospital Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 May 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32384393
  • Wang GS, Olsen H, Severtson G, Green JL, Dart RC. The impact of the prescription opioid epidemic on young children: Trends and mortality. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Jun 1;211:107924. PubMed PMID: 32178937
  • Wang GS, Banerji S, Contreras AE, Hall KE. Marijuana exposures in Colorado, reported to regional poison centre, 2000-2018. Inj Prev. 2020 Apr;26(2):184-186. PubMed PMID: 31676510
  • Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Rapp-Olsson M, Green JL, Dart RC. Medication Errors From Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications in Children. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Apr;20(3):327-332. PubMed PMID: 31562931
  • Wang GS, Bourne DWA, Klawitter J, Sempio C, Chapman K, Knupp K, Wempe MF, Borgelt L, Christians U, Heard K, Bajaj L. Disposition of oral delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in children receiving cannabis extracts for epilepsy. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Feb;58(2):124-128. PubMed PMID: 31111749
  • Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Rapp-Olsson M, Green JL, Dart RC. Medication Errors from Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications in Children. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31562931
  • Bonney CF, Hatten B, Wang GS. Toxicity From Unintentional Pediatric Ingestion of a Performance-Enhancing Drug: A Case Report With Review of Clenbuterol Toxicity and Treatment. J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31493966
  • Halmo LS, Hurst IA, Ng PC, Wang GS. Latrodectus Facies After Latrodectus Hesperus Envenomation in a Pediatric Patient. J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31492593
  • Wang GS, Bourne DWA, Klawitter J, Sempio C, Chapman K, Knupp K, Wempe MF, Borgelt L, Christians U, Heard K, Bajaj L. Disposition of oral delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in children receiving cannabis extracts for epilepsy. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 May 21;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31111749
  • Bashqoy F, Heizer JW, Reiter PD, Wang GS, Borgelt LM. Increased Testing and Health Care Costs for Pediatric Cannabis Exposures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30998654
  • Wang GS, Haynes C, Besharat A, Lait ML, Green JL, Dart RC, Roosevelt G. Brief report: Characterization of marijuana use in us college students by state marijuana legalization status as reported to an online survey. Am J Addict. 2019 Jul;28(4):266-269. PubMed PMID: 30901123
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C. Novel Drugs of Abuse. Pediatr Rev. 2019 Feb;40(2):71-78. PubMed PMID: 30709973
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C, Roosevelt G, Heard K. The Continued Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Unintentional Pediatric Exposures in Colorado. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jan;58(1):114-116. PubMed PMID: 30288992
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C, Roosevelt G, Heard K. The Continued Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Unintentional Pediatric Exposures in Colorado. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Oct 5;:9922818805206. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30288992
  • Wang GS, Davies SD, Halmo LS, Sass A, Mistry RD. Marijuana Legalization and Adolescent Health. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Sep;63(3):367. PubMed PMID: 30237003
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C. Review of Biguanide (Metformin) Toxicity. J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Aug 21;:885066618793385. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30126348
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C. Common Substances of Abuse. Pediatr Rev. 2018 Aug;39(8):403-414. PubMed PMID: 30068741
  • Wang GS, Severtson SG, Bau GE, Dart RC, Green JL. Unit-Dose Packaging and Unintentional Buprenorphine-Naloxone Exposures. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun;141(6). PubMed PMID: 29724879
  • Wang GS, Davies SD, Halmo LS, Sass A, Mistry RD. Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado on Adolescent Emergency and Urgent Care Visits. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Aug;63(2):239-241. PubMed PMID: 29609916
  • Wang GS, Hoppe J, Brou L, Heard K. In response to "Balancing the risks and benefits of medication organizers". Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Feb;56(2):156. PubMed PMID: 28748717
  • Heizer JW, Borgelt LM, Bashqoy F, Wang GS, Reiter PD. Marijuana Misadventures in Children: Exploration of a Dose-Response Relationship and Summary of Clinical Effects and Outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul;34(7):457-462. PubMed PMID: 27050740
  • Wang GS, Davies SD, Halmo LS, Sass A, Mistry RD. Marijuana Legalization and Adolescent Health. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Sep;63(3):367. PubMed PMID: 30237003
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C. Review of Biguanide (Metformin) Toxicity. J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Aug 21;:885066618793385. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30126348
  • Wang GS, Hoyte C. Common Substances of Abuse. Pediatr Rev. 2018 Aug;39(8):403-414. PubMed PMID: 30068741
  • Wang GS, Severtson SG, Bau GE, Dart RC, Green JL. Unit-Dose Packaging and Unintentional Buprenorphine-Naloxone Exposures. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun;141(6). PubMed PMID: 29724879
  • Wang GS, Davies SD, Halmo LS, Sass A, Mistry RD. Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado on Adolescent Emergency and Urgent Care Visits. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Aug;63(2):239-241. PubMed PMID: 29609916
  • Wang GS, Hoppe J, Brou L, Heard K. In response to "Balancing the risks and benefits of medication organizers". Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Feb;56(2):156. PubMed PMID: 28748717
  • Heizer JW, Borgelt LM, Bashqoy F, Wang GS, Reiter PD. Marijuana Misadventures in Children: Exploration of a Dose-Response Relationship and Summary of Clinical Effects and Outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul;34(7):457-462. PubMed PMID: 27050740
  • Sommer C, Johnson AB, Sam Wang G, Poel K. Surfactant for the management of pediatric hydrocarbon ingestion. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Dec;36(12):2260-2262. PubMed PMID: 30236893
  • Wang GS, Hoppe J, Brou L, Heard K. In response to "Balancing the risks and benefits of medication organizers". Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Jul 27;:1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28748717
  • Klawitter J, Sempio C, Mörlein S, De Bloois E, Klepacki J, Henthorn T, Leehey MA, Hoffenberg EJ, Knupp K, Wang GS, Hopfer C, Kinney G, Bowler R, Foreman N, Galinkin J, Christians U, Klawitter J. An Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization MS/MS Assay Using Online Extraction for the Analysis of 11 Cannabinoids and Metabolites in Human Plasma and Urine. Ther Drug Monit. 2017 Oct;39(5):556-564. PubMed PMID: 28640062
  • Wang GS, Roosevelt G, Becker A, Brou L, Galinkin JL. Evaluation of drug use and medication compliance in adolescents admitted to a psychiatric facility from the pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 May;46:38-40. PubMed PMID: 28622813
  • Green JL, Wang GS, Reynolds KM, Banner W, Bond GR, Kauffman RE, Palmer RB, Paul IM, Dart RC. Safety Profile of Cough and Cold Medication Use in Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2017 Jun;139(6). PubMed PMID: 28562262
  • Wang GS, Hoppe JA, Brou L, Heard KJ. Medication organizers (pill minders) increase the risk for unintentional pediatric ingestions. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Sep;55(8):897-901. PubMed PMID: 28471310
  • Wang GS, Hall K, Vigil D, Banerji S, Monte A, VanDyke M. Marijuana and acute health care contacts in Colorado. Prev Med. 2017 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28365373
  • Wang GS. Pediatric Concerns Due to Expanded Cannabis Use: Unintended Consequences of Legalization. J Med Toxicol. 2017 Mar;13(1):99-105. PubMed PMID: 27139708
  • Graham J, Barberio M, Wang GS. Capsaicin Cream for Treatment of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Adolescents: A Case Series. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6). PubMed PMID: 29122973
  • Wang GS, Hall K, Vigil D, Banerji S, Monte A, VanDyke M. Marijuana and acute health care contacts in Colorado. Prev Med. 2017 Nov;104:24-30. PubMed PMID: 28365373
  • Wang GS, Le Lait MC, Deakyne SJ, Bronstein AC, Bajaj L, Roosevelt G. Unintentional Pediatric Exposures to Marijuana in Colorado, 2009-2015. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Sep 6;170(9):e160971. PubMed PMID: 27454910
  • Wang GS. Pediatric Concerns Due to Expanded Cannabis Use: Unintended Consequences of Legalization. J Med Toxicol. 2016 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27139708
  • Wang GS, Roosevelt G, Fagan K, Hoppe J. Pediatric Emergency Physician Knowledge and Utilization of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26976807
  • Heizer JW, Borgelt LM, Bashqoy F, Wang GS, Reiter PD. Marijuana Misadventures in Children: Exploration of a Dose-Response Relationship and Summary of Clinical Effects and Outcomes. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27050740
  • Wang GS, Levitan R, Wiegand TJ, Lowry J, Schult RF, Yin S. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Severe Toxicological Exposures: Review of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC). J Med Toxicol. 2016 Mar;12(1):95-9. PubMed PMID: 26013746
  • Cao D, Maddux AB, Mashburn D, Vohwinkel C, Wang GS. Pediatric occult methanol intoxication with hyperammonemia. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;34(2):343.e5-6. PubMed PMID: 26162618
  • Cao D, Maddux AB, Mashburn D, Vohwinkel C, Wang GS. Pediatric occult methanol intoxication with hyperammonemia. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26162618
  • Wang GS, Levitan R, Wiegand TJ, Lowry J, Schult RF, Yin S. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Severe Toxicological Exposures: Review of the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC). J Med Toxicol. 2015 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26013746
  • Richards DB, Wang GS, Buchanan JA. Pediatric tea tree oil aspiration treated with surfactant in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Apr;31(4):279-80. PubMed PMID: 25285387
  • Wang GS, Monte A, Hatten B, Brent J, Buchanan J, Heard KJ. Initiation of a medical toxicology consult service at a tertiary care children's hospital. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2015 May;53(4):192-4. PubMed PMID: 25686099
  • Wang GS, Le Lait MC, Heard K. Unintentional pediatric exposures to central alpha-2 agonists reported to the National Poison Data System. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;164(1):149-52. PubMed PMID: 24094880
  • Richards DB, Wang GS, Buchanan JA. Pediatric Tea Tree Oil Aspiration Treated With Surfactant in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25285387
  • Wang GS, Roosevelt G, Le Lait MC, Martinez EM, Bucher-Bartelson B, Bronstein AC, Heard K. Association of unintentional pediatric exposures with decriminalization of marijuana in the United States. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun;63(6):684-9. PubMed PMID: 24507243
  • Wang GS, Le Lait MC, Heard K. Unintentional pediatric exposures to central alpha-2 agonists reported to the National Poison Data System. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;164(1):149-52. PubMed PMID: 24094880
  • Wang GS, Roosevelt G, Le Lait MC, Martinez EM, Bucher-Bartelson B, Bronstein AC, Heard K. Association of unintentional pediatric exposures with decriminalization of marijuana in the United States. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun;63(6):684-9. PubMed PMID: 24507243
  • Wang GS, Roosevelt G, Heard K. Pediatric marijuana exposures in a medical marijuana state. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jul;167(7):630-3. PubMed PMID: 23712626
  • Wang GS, Deakyne S, Bajaj L, Yin S, Heard K, Roosevelt G. The limited utility of screening laboratory tests and electrocardiograms in the management of unintentional asymptomatic pediatric ingestions. J Emerg Med. 2013 Jul;45(1):34-8. PubMed PMID: 23561311
  • Borgelt LM, Franson KL, Nussbaum AM, Wang GS. The pharmacologic and clinical effects of medical cannabis. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Feb;33(2):195-209. PubMed PMID: 23386598
  • Wang GS, Banerji S, Roussil TK, Heard KJ. Survival after amphotericin B overdose treated with plasmapheresis. Ann Pharmacother. 2013 Feb;47(2):e9. PubMed PMID: 23362040
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Professional Memberships

  • AAP, Fellow
  • ACMT, Member
  • AACT, Fellow

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Board Certification
  • Medical Toxicology, Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification

General Information

Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (0001)
  • The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), Medical Toxicology (0001)
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
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