J Ward Donovan, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAACT Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Pennsylvania Toxicologists, PC
  • Phone: 717 469-7796
  • Cell: 717 503-0630
  • Fax: 814 230-0971
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Toxicology and Emergency Medicine

Specialty Focus: Forensic Toxicology, Poisonings, Drug Overdose, Drug Interactions, DUI, Impairment, Environmental Toxicology, Medication Errors, Adverse Drug Events

Education: MD, George Washington University

Years in Practice: 40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 14


Additional Information

Certified by the American Board of Medical Toxicology, and fully licensed physician in Pennsylvania. Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicologists. Past president of the American College of Medical Toxicology and the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians. Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University. Co-edited a major textbook in medical toxicology, and extensive publications and research. Former program director of both an emergency medicine residency and a medical toxicology fellowship. Over 40 years of clinical experience in both emergency medicine and medical toxicology, providing clinical care for thousands of patients with poisonings, drug overdoses, substance abuse, and environmental and occupational toxic exposures. Former Division Chief of both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at 2 major medical institutions, and founder of one of the busiest medical toxicology practice groups in the United States. Received the Matthew Ellenhorn Award from the American College of Medical Toxicology for outstanding contributions to the field of medical toxicology. Over thirty years of experience in reviewing or testifying as an expert witness in over 300 cases involving possible medical malpractice, impairment, forensic toxicology, standards of care in medical toxicology, and other medicolegal issues in emergency medicine and medical toxicology.