New Medical Director for Poison and
Drug Information Center


Vol. 11, No. 1
April, 2001

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  • Dr. Scott Re-appointed to Transplant Council

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  • Winthrop-University Hospital Announces New Pediatric Cancer Program

  • New Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysms

  • Multiple Sclerosis Center Provides Novantrone®

  • Swift, Accurate Diagnosis Key to Breast Health

  • New Medical Director for Poison and Drug Information Center

  • Poison Prevention is a Year-Round Concern

  • Parents Show off New Babies Through ‘Cybervisits’

  • Independent Insulin Pump Training At Diabetes Education Center

  • Art Show and Sale Raise Funds For Chaplaincy Program

  • Auxiliary 2000 HANYS Award

  • Pediatric Pavilion: Winthrop's Plan To Bring Good Health to Kids

  • Winthrop and LI Blood Services Open New Donor Center

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  • Wichael A. McGuigan, MD, MBA has been appointed Medical Director for the Long Island Poison and Drug Information Center at Winthrop. Dr. McGuigan brings more than 30 years of experience to his new position, including 20 years as Medical Director of the Ontario Regional Poison Information Centre and at the Toronto Pediatric Telephone Triage Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Dr. McGuigan is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Toxicology. He holds honorary appointments to the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the American College of Medical Toxicology.

    Dr. McGuigan earned a medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, earned at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

    Dr. McGuigan completed an Internship in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. After completing military service, he began a residency in pediatrics at the Boston Floating Hospital and New England Medical Center in Boston. His residency was followed with a dual Fellowship — a two-year Fellowship in medicine, concentrating in clinical pharmacology, at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and a Research Fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. McGuigan’s early career included service on the pediatric staff at Lynn Hospital, Lynn, Massachusetts, and as a pediatrician in private practice in Peabody and Lynn, Massachusetts.

    Poison Prevention is a Year-Round Concern
    ‘Children Act Fast - So Do Poisons’


    The Long Island Poison and Drug Information Center at Winthrop can be reached at (516) 542-2323. Its Website, www.lirpdic.org, contains information about the Center and its services, including:

    • Practical tips on prevention
    • Public educational information
    • Professional section
    • Poison Perspective Newsletter
    • ToxAlerts (new poisons, recalls)
    • Treatments



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