Farshad “Mazda” Shirazi MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACMT
Mazda Shirazi, MD, PhD, is a medical toxicologist and emergency medicine physician. He holds both an MD and a PhD with extensive training in medical and basic science of pharmacology and toxicology. Additionally, Dr. Shirazi has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in chemical engineering and bioengineering with extensive knowledge of biocompatibility, implantable devices, physiology and health physics.
Dr. Shirazi’s vast private and academic medicine experience includes 20 years of patient care, education, health care leadership, emergency medical systems and clinical investigation in emergency medicine and toxicology. He has served as vice-chair and medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as chair of a physician-owned insurance company. He has also served as an expert for the state of Arizona in Pima county and has been a part of various public and private committees.
He is currently the medical director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, director of the Medical Toxicology fellowship (University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Banner – University South Campus) and co-director of the Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER) at UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. In his role as a co-director of CTPER, he works with Drs. Brooks and Curry of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center to enhance public/private partnerships, as well as the response to the opioid epidemic and other drugs of abuse.
Dr. Shirazi has lectured nationally and internationally and has written tens of peer-reviewed articles. His background, training and experience makes him a one-of-a-kind expert in the field of medical and clinical toxicology.