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Kirk Cumpston

PUBLICATIONS.  Kirk has many publications - these are some of them:


2005: Dubow Jordan; Kim Angela; Leikin Jerrold; Cumpston Kirk; Bryant Sean; Rezak Michael

Visual system side effects caused by parasympathetic dysfunction after botulinum toxin type B injections.

Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2005;20(7):877-80.


2005: Prendergast Heather M; Sloan Edward P; Cumpston Kirk; Schlichting Adam B

Myocardial infarction and cardiac complications in emergency department patients admitted to the intensive care unit with gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

The Journal of emergency medicine 2005;28(1):19-25.


2004: Cumpston Kirk L; Bryant Sean M; Aks Steve E

Gastric decontamination, enhanced elimination, and toxicokinetics in a sustained-release bupropion overdose.

The American journal of emergency medicine 2004;22(3):231-2.


2004: Bryant Sean M; Cumpston Kirk; Lipsky Martin S; Patel Nirali; Leikin Jerrold B

Metformin-associated respiratory alkalosis.

American journal of therapeutics 2004;11(3):236-7.


2004: Leikin Jerrold B; Mycyk Mark B; Bryant Sean; Cumpston Kirk; Hurwitz Stephen

Characteristics of patients with no underlying toxicologic syndrome evaluated in a toxicology clinic.

Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology 2004;42(5):643-8.


2003: Cumpston Kirk L; Vogel Stephen N; Leikin Jerrold B; Erickson Timothy B

Acute airway compromise after brief exposure to a Dieffenbachia plant.

The Journal of emergency medicine 2003;25(4):391-7.


2003: Bryant Sean M; Cumpston Kirk L; Mycyk Mark B

Organophosphate poisoning.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2003;10(10):1142; author reply 1142-3.


2003: Bryant Sean M; Cumpston Kirk L; Leikin Jerrold B; Mycyk Mark B; Pallasch Erin; Rezak Michael

Facial nerve neuritis secondary to ultraviolet radiation.

Veterinary and human toxicology 2003;45(4):217-8.


2003: Bryant Sean M; Zilberstein Jeff; Cumpston Kirk L; Magdziarz Dan D; Costerisan Dennis D

A case series of ziprasidone overdoses.

Veterinary and human toxicology 2003;45(2):81-2.


2003: Mycyk Mark B; Bryant Sean M; Cumpston Kirk L

Late rebound digoxin toxicity after digoxin-specific antibody Fab fragments therapy in anuric patient.

The Journal of emergency medicine 2003;24(1):91.



Kirk Cumpston:: Medical Director, Virginia Poison Center:


'Dr. Cumpston was born in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"....South St. Paul, Minnesota. In short order he was obtaining his D.O. degree from the University of Des Moines. He completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Chichago and Medical Toxicology Fellowship was combined at the University of Illinois at Chicagoand Cook County Hospital. He was the Medical Director of the New Mexico Poison and Drug information center before joining us here at VCU.'

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Kirk wrote about the dangers of medicine cabinets in the home.

Snake sighting in Northern New Mexico about average.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM)| July 26, 2005 2005 Byline: Staci Matlock


Jul. 26--Warning: If you get bit by a rattlesnake, don't pour alcohol on the wound, don't cut the wound and try to suck out the venom, and don't apply a tourniquet.


Those are a few of the snakebite treatments people try, but just don't work, according to Dr. Kirk Cumpston, medical director of the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center in Albuquerque. "There's a lot of myths perpetuated about how you should deal with a rattlesnake bite," Cumpston said. "People have gone so far as to use electroshock, which is just preposterous."


Don't get rattled by snakes. The Albuquerque Tribune (Albuquerque, NM)| September 17, 2004 Albuquerque Tribune. Byline: Sue Vorenberg [email protected] / 823-3678


Keep your cool this fall, and the sunning reptiles will leave you be. They're just as wary of you and will attack only if provoked or stepped on. The hills are alive with the sound of rattles. As the weather starts to cool and Albuquerqueans take to the hills for outdoor fun, they should keep one eye on the ground. Fall is when rattlesnakes are on the move soaking up rays on rocks in the day as they hunt for a nice burrow to hunker down in for the winter, said Bob Myers, director of the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town. "They do start to congregate at the end of the fall," Myers said. "If you find one, that probably means you're close to a den site." Snakes won't attack unless provoked, but accidentally stepping on one can set off fight reaction, Myers said. About 50 New Mexicans are treated for rattlesnake bites each year by the University of New Mexico Poison Control Center. Last year, 52 people were bitten, said Kirk Cumpston, medical director.


Kirk L. Cumpston, DO, FACEP

Assistant Professor

Department of  Emergency Medicine

Division of Clinical Toxicology

Medical Director of the Virginia Poison Center

Medical College of Virginia Hospital

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

600 E. Broad St., Suite 640

PO Box 980522

Richmond, VA



Education Purdue University  1987 — 1991


Fellowships: Medical Toxicology, Toxikon Consortium, 2001-2003.  Primary Board Certification: Emergency Medicine.  


Name of Medical School: Des Moines University


Degrees: DO  American College of Medical Toxicology Activities


Interests: Acute Intensive Toxicology; Envenomations; Environmental Toxicology; Poisonous Plant/Mushroom Exposure; Substance Abuse/Withdrawal


Services: Clinical Consultation; Independent Medical Evaluation; Medical Legal Consultation; Professional Education; Clinical Research



I am delighted to have had correspondence with Kirk who has agreed that I can host this information.  He has also put me in touch with his aunt with whom I hope to do more research.


2 February 2010.