F. Mazda Shirazi, MD, MS, PhD, FACEP, FAAEM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Pharmacology & Medical Toxicology
UA Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
University of Arizona Medical Center University & South Campus
Tucson, AZ, USA

 

Biography

CHRONOLOGY OF EDUCATION

Undergraduate

• Jan. 1981-May 1985: BS, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Arizona State University

Graduate

• Jun. 1985-Jul. 1989: MS, Biomedical Engineering and Physiology, Arizona State University, Masters Thesis: Investigation in Cancer Tumor Biopotentials
• Jun. 1990-Aug. 1997: PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Doctoral Dissertation: Metabolic Aspects of Cardiomyocytes Hypertrophy

Medical Education

• Jun. 1992-Jun. 1997: MD/PhD, The University of Arizona College of Medicine
• Jun. 1997-Jun. 2000: Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine, Dallas County, Parkland and Childrens Medical Center, University of Texas at Southwestern
• Aug. 2004-Aug. 2006: Fellowship in Medical Toxicology, University Medical Center, The University of Arizona College of Medicine

CHRONOLOGY OF EMPLOYMENT

• Nov. 2000-Jul. 2003: Attending Physician and Active Staff Member, Christus-Schumpert St. Marys Hospital and Health System, Shreveport, LA
• Nov. 2002-July 2003: Attending Physician and Active Staff Member, Christus-Schumpert Highland Hospital, Shreveport, LA
• July 2003-July 2004: Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
• July 2004-July 2005: Part-time Attending Physician and Active Staff Member, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
• July 2005-June 2006: Part-time Attending Physician and Active Staff Member, Carondelet St. Josephs and St. Marys Hospitals, Tucson, AZ
• Aug. 2004-Aug. 2006: Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology Fellow, The University of Arizona, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
• Aug. 2006-July 2012: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, The University of Arizona, College Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center and UPH Hospital at Kino, Tucson, AZ
• July 2012-Present: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pharmacology & Medical Toxicology, The University of Arizona, College Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center University & South Campus, Tucson, AZ
• Aug. 2006–2010: Medical Toxicology Consultant, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Arizona Poison & Drug and Information Center, The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
• July 2007– July 2012: Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Arizona Poison & Drug and Information Center, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
• July 2012- Present: Associate Professor of Pharmacology, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Arizona Poison & Drug and Information Center, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
• Jan. 2008-July 2012: Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, University Physicians Healthcare Hospital at Kino Campus, Tucson, AZ
• July 2009-Dec. 2012: Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, University Physicians Healthcare Hospital at Kino Campus, Tucson, AZ
• July 2010– Present: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Therapeutics, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
• July 2010–Present: Medical Director, Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ
• Feb. 2010-Jun. 2010 and July 2012–present: Fellowship Director, Section of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine
• Jan. 2010– Present: Director, Toxic Exposures Clinic, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Arizona, College of Medicine, UAMC-South Campus
• July 2012-Present: Co-Director of Center for Pharmacology,Toxicology, Education and Research, The University of Arizona, College Medicine Phoenix. AZ
• July 2012–Present: Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, The University of Arizona, College Medicine, The University of Arizona Medical Center University Campus & South Campus, Tucson, AZ
• July 2012–Present: Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science, The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy

Research Interest

His research interests include: ultrasound, critical care and geriatrics

Scientific Activities

HONORS AND AWARDS

• 1991: Eleventh Annual Medical Student Research Forum: Best Presentation Award
• 1991: Western Student Medical Research Committee: Student Award in Cardiology Subsection, Best Research Award
• 1991: Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences Center Research Grant
• 1992: Arizona College of Cardiology Research Grant
• 1997: Excellence in Clinical Toxicology Award

Publications

1. Towe BC, Shirazi F, Kakavand A. Investigation of cancer tumor biopotential in relation to tumor Ph. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. 1996; 15(1): 19-36.
2. Skrepnek G, Abarca J, Malone D, Armstrong E, Shirazi F, Woolsey R. Incremental Effects of Concurrent Pharmacotherapeutic Regimens for Heart Failure on Hospitalizations and Costs. The Annals of Pharmacotherap. 2005; 39(11): 1785-1791.
3. Walter FG, Chan JTS, Winegard B+, et al. Hazmat emergency preparedness in Hong Kong: What are the dangerous goods in Kowloon? Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2008; 15(3): 156-176.
4. Walter FG, Chan JT, Winegard B, et al. Hazmat disaster preparedness in Hong Kong: What are the hazardous materials on Lantau, Lamma, and Hong Kong Islands? American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 2008; 3(4): 213-233.
5. Madadi P, Shirazi F, Walter FG, Koren G. Establishing causality of CNS depression in breastfed Infants following maternal codeine use. Pediatric Drugs. 2008; 10(6): 399-404. doi: 10.2165/0148581-200810060-00007.
6. Walter FG, Stolz U, Shirazi F, McNally J. Epidemiology of severe and fatal rattlesnake bites published in the American Association of Poison Control Centers Annual Reports. Clinical Toxicology. 2009; 47(7): 663-669. doi: 10.1080/15563650903113701.
7. Walter FG, Stolz U, Shirazi F, McNally J. Temporal analyses of coral snakebite severity published in the American Association of Poison Control Centers Annual Reports from 1983 through 2007. Clinical Toxicology. 2010; 48(1): 72-78. doi: 10.3109/15563650903430944.
8. Daniel GW, Ewen E, Willey VJ, Reese CL 4th, Shirazi FM, Malone DC. Efficiency and economic benefits of a payer-based electronic health record in an emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2010; 17(8): 824-833. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00816.x.
9. Walter FG, Stolz U, Shirazi F, Walter CM, McNally J. Epidemiology of the Reported Severity of Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) Snakebite. Southern Medical Journal. 2012; 105(6): 313-320. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318257c2d5.
10. Walter FG, Stolz U, French RN, Chase PB, McNally J, Shirazi F. Epidemiology of the reported severity of cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) snakebite. South Med J. 2014; 107(3): 150-156. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0000000000000067.
11. Svirsky I, Stoneking LR, Grall K, Berkman M, Stolz U, Shirazi F. Resident-initiated advanced triage effect on emergency department patient flow. J Emerg Med. 2013; 45(5): 746-751. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.03.019.
12. Alavala A, Ulliman E, Shirazi M, Szerlip HM. Quiz page October 2013: When things are not as they seem: a woman with anion gap metabolic acidosis after ingesting antifreeze. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013; 62(4): A25-A28. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.04.026.