Frank G. Walter, MD

Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Director, Knowledge Transfer Research Collaboration


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4171A
(520) 626-6312
(520) 626-2480

Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT is a professor of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine, professor of Pharmacy Practice & Science at The UA College of Pharmacy, and a medical toxicologist with the Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center in Tucson, Arizona. As an internationally recognized leader in toxicology, he has had the privilege to teach on five continents. He is co-founder and editor of the Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Program, co-presented by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) and UA. Since 1999, AHLS has taught 17,715 interdisciplinary healthcare professionals from 68 countries around the world. He is also co-developer of the Advanced Disaster Preparedness & Response (ADPR) Course. As Chair of Emergency Medicine's Promotion & Tenure Committee, he mentors all junior faculty members while shepherding them along their paths to promotion and tenure. Dr. Walter is also privileged to serve as the Medical Consultant for the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Bureau of Public Health Emergency Preparedness.


MD: 1984, Washington University
1985, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota
1987, Emergency Medicine Residency, Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program, University of California

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Hazardous materials toxicology and epidemiology
Envenomations and toxinology
Medical toxicology

Selected Recent Publications

Tomassoni AJ, French RNE, Walter FG. "Toxic industrial chemicals and chemical weapons: exposure, identification, and management by syndrome." Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.. 2015;33(1):13-36.
Shultz JM, Thoresen S, Flynn BW, et al. "Multiple vantage points on the mental health effects of mass shootings." Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2014;16(9):469.
Walter FG, Stolz U, French RNE, Chase PB, McNally J, Shirazi F. "Epidemiology of the reported severity of cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) snakebite." South. Med. J.. 2014;107(3):150-6.
Walter F.G, Stolz U., Shirazi F., Walter C.M, McNally J. "Epidemiology of the reported severity of copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) snakebites over 26 years." South Med JSouth Med J. 2012;105:313-20.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology

Board Certification: 
Emergency Medicine, 1989 - 2019
Medical Toxicology, 1990 - 2018
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