Richard C. Dart, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center, Denver Health and Hospital Authority. He is the Executive Director of Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System. He is also a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the past-president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (FAACT), American College of Medical Toxicology (FACMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP).
Dr. Dart has earned numerous awards for his teaching, research and leadership endeavors. He was selected as an inaugural member of the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In 2002 he was recognized with a special citation from the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for his work on snake antivenom. He was the 2004 recipient of the American College of Medical Toxicology Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award for Excellence in Medical Toxicology. He is the 2017 recipient of the AACT Career Achievement Award. His research interests include the postmarketing surveillance of opioid analgesics, development of orphan antidotes (antivenoms, metal chelators, and others), the stocking of antidotes, various aspects of OTC analgesic toxicity and their treatments, and adverse drug event reporting.
In 2000, Dr. Dart edited the first edition of The 5-Minute Toxicology Consult and is the editor Medical Toxicology 3rd edition, a well-known text for toxicologists. He has published more than 250 scientific publications and is frequently invited to lecture to health care and regulatory audiences. He is also a Deputy Editor of medical journal Annals of Emergency Medicine.