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Emergency Medical Minute


Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Chris Hoyte is an ED physician, toxicologist and researcher based in Denver, CO. He was featured in Bring Em’ All: Chaos. Care. Stories from Medicine’s Front Line, a book celebrating emergency physicians through personal testimonies and photography on the frontlines captured by legendary photographer, Eugene RIchards. 


Time Stamps:

01:25 - Dr. Hoyte’s Origin Story

05:01 - What Drew Dr. Hoyte to Medical Toxicology?

08:22 - Dr. Hoyte’s Most Interesting Toxicology Cases

  • 08:52 - King Cobra Bite
  • 13:31 - Verapamil Overdose
  • 16:47 - Mass Cyanide Poisoning

19:16 - The Looming Threat of Biological Warfare and the Need for Emergency Preparedness

25:07 - How COVID-19 Affected Dr. Hoyte’s Job as a Toxicologist

30:19 - How Does the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center Handle Its Large Workload

35:56 - Cannabinoid Exposures

42:05 - The Future of Toxicology


Publications from Dr. Hoyte:

A Characterization of Synthetic Cannabinoid Exposures Reported to the National Poison Data System in 2010

An Outbreak of Exposure to a Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid

The Continued Impact of Marijuana Legalization on Unintentional Pediatric Exposures in Colorado

Pediatric Death Due to Myocarditis After Exposure to Cannabis

Anaphylaxis to Black Widow Spider Antivenom

Intro Music:

Backbay Lounge Kevin MacLeod (

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