AHLS Regional Directors


The United States, Australia, Canada,  Europe, and Mexico have been divided into regions as to maximize the medical community's access to the AHLS program. A Regional Director has been appointed to oversee each region. Each Regional Director is board-certified in toxicology through the ABAT or the ABMT. In addition, the Regional Director must maintain current AHLS Instructor status.

Typically, when planning a course, the Regional Director is contacted and can serve as the required Course Director, Medical Director and/or Toxicologist for the course. If you are interested in hosting a course, contact the Regional Director for your area, or contact the AHLS International Headquarters.

Region 1 (ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT)

Michael Holland, MD, FACOEM, FACMT, FACEP

Region 2 (NY, NJ)

Joseph Rella, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Region 3 (PA, DE, MD, WV, VA, DC)

Stephen Borron, MD, MS, FACMT
International Toxicology Consultants, LLC

Region 4 (TN, NC, MS, AL, GA, SC, FL)

Brent Morgan, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-616-4620

Region 5 (MI, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY)

Glenview, IL
Phone: 847-657-1700

Region 6 (OK, AR, TX, LA)

Miguel Fernández, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACMT
San Antonio, Texas

Region 7 (ND, MN, SD, NB, IA, KS, MO)

Jon B. Cole, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Region 8 (MT, WY, UT, CO)

Robert Palmer, PhD, DABAT
Toxicology Associates, Prof LLC
2555 South Downing, Suite 260
Denver, CO  80210
Phone: (303) 765-3800
Fax:  (303) 765-3804

Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, NM, AK, HI)

Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-626-2305

Region 10 (WA, OR, ID)

Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT
Oregon Poison Ctr. - Oregon Health Sciences Univ.
CB 550
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-494-4833

Region 11 (Canada)

Roy Purssell, MD, ABEM, FACMT
BC Drug and Poison Information Centre
655 West 12th Ave
Vancouver  BC Canada V5Z 4R4
Office Phone: 604-707-2789
Fax: 604-707-2807

Region 12 (Australia, NSW)

George Braitberg, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Emergency Medicine
The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Co Director of Medical Toxicology
Grattan Street, Parkville
RMH, Victoria  AUSTRALIA  3050
Phone: 61 3 9342 7000

Region 13 (Europe)

Alessandro Barelli, MD
Catholic University School of Medicine
Director, Poison Center, Catholic University School of Medicine,
Rome Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
Phone: ++39 06 3015 4492
Fax: ++39 06 355 02 878

Region 14 (Hong Kong & China)

Dr. Jimmy Chan (Jimmy Tak Shing CHAN)
President, Hong Kong Association for Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
A&E Dept. Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital
11 Chueon On Road, Tai Po
New Territories Hong Kong
Phone: 852-2689-2909


Region 15 (Puerto Rico)
Andres Britt, MD


Region 16 (Mexico)

Dr. Andres Lugo Moran, MD, MPH, FACMT
Jaime Torres Bodet # 59
Col. Santa Maria la Ribera
Mexico DF cp 06400
e-mail: drlugotox@msn.com
Phone Number:
From Mexico (55) 5547-7284
From US (011-52-55) 5547-7284