Keith Boesen, PharmD, CSPI is the director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center and an instructor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He began as an intern at the poison center in 2000 while he was pursing his doctor of pharmacy degree. He became a full-time employee in 2002 and was named director of the center in 2009. Dr. Boesen completed advanced training to become a certified specialist in poison information and is currently training for the additional designation of diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology.
At the poison center, Dr. Boesen consults on home and hospital cases that involve exposures to various chemicals, medications and venomous creatures. He has written chapters for toxicology references and assisted with articles published in various medical journals. He was involved with the clinical trials for new rattlesnake and scorpion antivenoms, as well as with various research projects with pharmacy students ranging from rattlesnake venom variability to symptoms associated with new designer drugs.