Thomas Kearney, PharmD

Associate Dean
Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 502-2882

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Managing Director of the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System, and completed a one-year mid-career fellowship (Institute for Health Policy Studies, Institute for Health and Aging and Health Research Training Program, UCSF School of Medicine) in health services research. Dr. Kearney is a graduate of the University of California School of Pharmacy. He completed a Residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Michigan and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical toxicology at University of California, San Diego and San Francisco. He has served as Associate Director of the Louisiana State Regional Poison Control Center and the Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Poison Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has served in leadership positions in the American Association of Poison Control Centers (Treasurer) and is a Diplomate and past-President of the Board of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. He has presented 61 scientific papers and has published 33 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 book chapters on poisoning-related topics. He serves as a reviewer for 8 medical journals and as the associate editor for the publication: Poisoning and Drug Overdose - a Lange clinical manual, Appleton and Lange publishers.

Publications: 

Investigation of postmortem absorption and redistribution after the application of a fentanyl patch.

Journal of forensic sciences

Wu AH, Hamilton R, Middleberg R, Kacinko S, Kearney T

Ventricular dysrhythmias associated with poisoning and drug overdose: a 10-year review of statewide poison control center data from California.

American journal of cardiovascular drugs : drugs, devices, and other interventions

Al-Abri SA, Woodburn C, Olson KR, Kearney TE

Pepper spray injury severity: ten-year case experience of a poison control system.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Kearney T, Hiatt P, Birdsall E, Smollin C

Pediatric ergot alkaloid exposures reported to the California Poison Control System: 1997-2008.

Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Armenian P, Kearney TE

Predictors of Death and Prolonged Renal Insufficiency in Ethylene Glycol Poisoning.

Journal of intensive care medicine

Lung DD, Kearney TE, Brasiel JA, Olson KR

Baking soda misuse as a home remedy: case experience of the California Poison Control System.

Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics

Al-Abri SA, Kearney T

Investigating the reliability of substance toxicity information found on the Internet in pediatric poisonings.

Pediatric emergency care

Kearney TE, Lieu D, Singer N, Tsutaoka B, Ho R, Olson K

Risk factors for complications of drug-induced seizures.

Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology

Thundiyil JG, Rowley F, Papa L, Olson KR, Kearney TE

Topical antacid therapy for capsaicin-induced dermal pain: a poison center telephone-directed study.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Kim-Katz SY, Anderson IB, Kearney TE, MacDougall C, Hudmon KS, Blanc PD

Alternative models for telephone response to pediatric poisonings.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Kearney TE, Hiatt PH, Olson KR

Evolving epidemiology of drug-induced seizures reported to a Poison Control Center System.

Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology

Thundiyil JG, Kearney TE, Olson KR

Locoregional relapse and distant metastasis in conservatively managed triple negative early-stage breast cancer.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Haffty BG, Yang Q, Reiss M, Kearney T, Higgins SA, Weidhaas J, Harris L, Hait W, Toppmeyer D

Protocols for pediatric poisonings from nontoxic substances: are they valid?

Pediatric emergency care

Kearney TE, Van Bebber SL, Hiatt PH, Olson KR

A Phase I/pilot study of sequential doxorubicin/vinorelbine: effects on p53 and microtubule-associated protein 4.

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

Bash-Babula J, Toppmeyer D, Labassi M, Reidy J, Orlick M, Senzon R, Alli E, Kearney T, August D, Shih W, Yang JM, Hait WN

Use of methadone.

The Western journal of medicine

Anderson IB, Kearney TE

The costs and outcomes of restricting public access to poison control centers. Results from a natural experiment.

Medical care

Phillips KA, Homan RK, Hiatt PH, Luft HS, Kearney TE, Heard SE, Olson KR

Prophylaxis of seizures after theophylline overdose.

Pharmacotherapy

Chyka PA, Hornfeldt CS, Howland MA, Kearney TE, Manoguerra AS, Paloucek FP, Scharman EJ, Trestrail JH, Watson WA

Willingness to pay for poison control centers.

Journal of health economics

Phillips KA, Homan RK, Luft HS, Hiatt PH, Olson KR, Kearney TE, Heard SE

Health care cost effects of public use of a regional poison control center.

The Western journal of medicine

Kearney TE, Olson KR, Bero LA, Heard SE, Blanc PD

Underreporting of fatal cases to a regional poison control center.

The Western journal of medicine

Blanc PD, Kearney TE, Olson KR

Poison Control Centers: is there an antidote for budget cuts?

The American journal of emergency medicine

Litovitz T, Kearney TE, Holm K, Soloway RA, Weisman R, Oderda G

Seizures associated with poisoning and drug overdose.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Olson KR, Kearney TE, Dyer JE, Benowitz NL, Blanc PD

Osmolar gap with minimal acidosis in combined methanol and methyl ethyl ketone ingestion.

Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology

Price EA, D'Alessandro A, Kearney T, Olson KR, Blanc PD

Seizures associated with poisoning and drug overdose.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Olson KR, Kearney TE, Dyer JE, Benowitz NL, Blanc PD

Effects of a major earthquake on calls to regional poison control centers.

The Western journal of medicine

Nathan AR, Olson KR, Everson GW, Kearney TE, Blanc PD

Gastric decontamination in the poisoned patient.

Pediatric emergency care

Fleisher GR, Kearney TE, Henretig F, Tenenbein M

Lead intoxication in children.

The Western journal of medicine

Nyhan WL, Sawyer M, Kearney T, Spector S, Hilton S

Theophylline toxicity and the beta-adrenergic system.

Annals of internal medicine

Kearney TE, Manoguerra AS, Curtis GP, Ziegler MG

Chemically induced methemoglobinemia from aniline poisoning.

The Western journal of medicine

Kearney TE, Manoguerra AS, Dunford JV