Dr. Lee Cantrell

Dr. Lee Cantrell is the Director of the San Diego Division of the California Poison Control System. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy, a board-certified clinical toxicologist and an elective fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Cantrell currently holds faculty appointments of full professor with the UCSF School of Pharmacy, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the UCSD School of Medicine. He has been involved in educating healthcare professionals and students for almost 25 years. Dr. Cantrell has chaired or served on multiple committees within the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the American Board of Applied Toxicology and the American Association of Poison Control Centers. He currently serves as a reviewer/referee for 10 medical journals and is frequently asked to speak regarding topics related to toxicology, pharmacology and poison control. Dr. Cantrell’s research focuses on toxicity thresholds for pediatric poison exposures, traditional and novel drugs of abuse, therapies and antidotes for potentially poisoned patients. He has presented > 100 papers at national and international scientific meetings as well as authoring > 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.