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Dr. Peter Akpunonu

Medical Director, Kentucky Poison Control Center, Louisville, KY | Site Medical Director, Radiation Injury Treatment Network

Dr. Peter Akpunonu earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Kansas Hospital. He went on to complete a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Currently, he is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky and is the medical director of the KY Poison Control Center. He is the medical director for Toxicology and Hyperbarics at the University of Kentucky. He is also the site director for the Radiation Injury Treatment Network. In addition to his teaching and clinical responsibilities, he is interested in medical toxicology and further research opportunities to explore opioid use treatment options.