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David A. Tanen, MD FAAEM FACMT

Dr. Tanen is a graduate of Harvard University, UCLA School of Medicine, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship Program where he studied psychopharmacology at the National Institutes of Health. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego and a Medical Toxicology fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He is currently board-certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.

During his 22 years in the U.S. Navy, Captain Tanen completed multiple deployments including a tour in Somalia, two tours in Iraq and two tours on the Navy’s hospital ships completing humanitarian missions around the world. While serving as senior academic faculty at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he held the positions of Research Director and Residency Program Director. He is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine and the associate program director at the Harbor-UCLA emergency medicine residency.

Dr. Tanen counsels senior military leadership and lectures on chemical and biological terrorism and has been a regular lecturer for the American College of Medical Toxicology’s “Agents of Opportunity” course. He has also done extensive research into the treatment of snakebites, cyanide toxicity, mushroom poisoning, iron poisoning, and treatment of prescription drug poisoning along with the evaluation of pediatric patients and neurologic emergencies. Other interests include: Environmental and Wilderness Medicine, Household Exposures, and Occupational Medicine.