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Dean Filandrinos, PharmD, MS

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Vice President of Operations & Senior Clinical Toxicologist

Dean Filandrinos, PharmD, MSDr. Filandrinos is Vice President of Operations and a Senior Clinical Toxicologist with SafetyCall™ International. Dr. Filandrinos served as Associate Director and a Senior Clinical Toxicologist at PROSAR International Poison Center and as Clinical Toxicologist and Director of Professional Education of the Minnesota Regional Poison Center and Hazard Information Services. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy where he is co-assistant director of the course in Clinical Toxicology as well as co-assistant director in the College’s Internet-based Clinical Toxicology course. Dr. Filandrinos has also directed experiential programs in clinical toxicology for students in pharmacy and medicine since 1992. He received his BS degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1985 and a Master of Science degree in Zoology in 1986. Dr. Filandrinos received a BS degree in Pharmacy in 1991 and then his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1992. He completed a post-doctoral residency in Clinical Toxicology with the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Regional Poison Center at the former St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in 1993. He has presented numerous scientific abstracts and invited presentations as well as published many scientific abstracts and articles. Dr. Filandrinos is also Associate International Editor for the Internet Journal of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Filandrinos has served as an expert witness in a variety of legal cases including medical malpractice and product liability. He is a Certified Specialist in Poison Information and holds a license to practice pharmacy in Minnesota. Dr. Filandrinos’ publications can be found here.

Publications

Harris C, Filandrinos DT. Accidental administration of activated charcoal into the lung: Aspiration by Proxy. Annals of Emergency Medicine 1993;22(9):1470-1473.

Geor RJ, Becker RL, Kanara EW, Hovda LR, et al. Toxicosis in horses after ingestion of hoary alyssum. J Am Vet Med Assoc 1992;201(1):63-67.

Gertner E, Marshall PS, Filandrinos DT, et al. Complications resulting from the use of Chinese herbal medications containing undeclared prescription drugs. Arthritis & Rheumatism 1995;38(5):614.

Vatandoost H, Mirakbari SM, Filandrinos DT. A study of poisonings in adults at the poison control center in Loghman Hakeem Hospital, Tehran, Iran from April 25, 2000 to April 25, 2001. IJMT.

Filandrinos DT, Sioris LJ. Transient elevation of liver function tests following ingestion of black locust seeds. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1992;34(4):351.

Filandrinos DT, Zunker RJ, Sioris LJ. Costs incurred from unnecessary hospital visits if a poison center was unavailable. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1993;35(4):323.

Swanson L, Filandrinos DT, Shevlin JM, Willett JR. Death from accidental ingestion of an ammonium bifluoride containing glass etching compound. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1993;35(4):321.

Gualtieri J, Filandrinos DT. Phenylbutazone ingestion complicated by coagulopathy and suspected rhabdomyolysis. Abstract Vet Human Toxicology 1994;36(4):367.

Filandrinos DT, Engebresten K. Fluid loss and water intoxication leading to hyponatremia and status epilepticus in amoxicillin overdose. Abstract J Tox Clin Toxicology 1997;35(5):497.

Filandrinos DT, Kingston RL. High alcohol content hand sanitizers: Abuse potential and safety profile. Abstract. European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists. May 200.

Gualtieri J, Filandrinos DT. Firebreather’s Lung: A pulmonary finding in the butane inhalant abuser. Abstract. J Tox Clin Toxicology 2000;38(2):241.

Harris CR, Filandrinos DT. Chapter 22: Mushrooms. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.

Filandrinos DT. Chapter 23: PCP. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.

Filandrinos DT, Harris CR. Chapter 26: Ketamine. Emergency Management of Selected Drugs of Abuse. American College of Emergency Physicians, 2000.

Filandrinos DT, Yentsch TR, Meyers KL. St. John’s Wort. In Tracy T, Kingston R, ed. Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology of Herbal Products. Humana Press, 2nd Edition. 2007.

Sioris K, Filandrinos DT. Decongestants. In Osweiler G, Hovda LR, Brutlag A, Lee JA, eds. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology. 1st ed. Ames, IO: Wiley-Blackwell. 2011; 285-291.