The Northern New England Poison Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Tammi Schaeffer as our new medical director!
Dr. Schaeffer comes to us from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, where she was an attending medical toxicologist, providing clinical care and management of poisoned patients, as well as teaching medical toxicology fellows.
No stranger to New England, Dr. Schaeffer earned her DO from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, in 2001. Prior to that she was a paramedic in her home state of New Jersey for nearly 12 years after earning a BA from Rutgers University.
Dr. Schaeffer completed her internship and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey before joining the Rocky Mountain center in 2004 as a medical toxicology fellow. She joined the staff in 2006.
Dr. Schaeffer has also worked as an emergency medicine doctor at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Colorado, served as an assistant clinical professor for the medical schools at the University of Colorado and Rocky Vista University, and worked in private practice, providing both toxicology and non-clinical consulting services.
We are excited to have Dr. Schaeffer aboard, but also saddened by the departure of Dr. Tamas Peredy, who is joining the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa as the medical director.
Dr. Peredy has been our medical director since 2006, and an emergency medicine doctor at Maine Medical Center since 2000. We are going to miss him greatly, and we wish him all the best in his new position!