UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Varney, Shawn

School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

I serve as the Medical Director of the South Texas Poison Center (STPC) and as the medical toxicology educator in our Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency training program. My job/duty/charge is to educate and train Specialists in Poison Information (SPIs), residents, advanced practice providers, and medical students to practice evidence-based medicine/resuscitation/toxicological interventions and to provide outstanding patient care whether at the patient?s bedside or hundreds of miles away by telephone. My goal is to establish the STPC as one of the premiere regional poison centers in the nation, and UTHSCSA as one of the finest EM residency training programs in the country. In addition, I aim to develop and mentor future physician leaders, and to train SPIs and residents to provide the highest level of care to our Texas communities and across the nation. My years of service to organized medicine in the military and the civilian sector have provided me opportunities to travel the world and teach life-saving skills and principles to healthcare providers, administrators, and government leaders on five continents. Fortunately, in the era of the media and internet, my peer-reviewed publications on numerous medical topics should have international influence. Engaging in global medicine has expanded my understanding of the impact one dedicated person may have on learners, coworkers, the Department, the institution, the state, the nation, and the world. My medical service and collaborative projects have helped develop my role as a senior leader within international and national emergency medicine and medical toxicology communities as a lecturer, educator, and advocate for emergency medicine and medical toxicology training

2/2016 - Present Medical Director South Texas Poison Center, San Antonio, TX
8/2014 - Present Associate Professor / Clinical The University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX