A. Nelson Avery, M.D., of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine has been accepted as a Fellow in the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). Dr. Avery will be inducted at the annual meeting of the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Oct. 1 in Las Vegas.

Dr. A. Nelson Avery

The ACMT is a professional, nonprofit association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology dedicated to advancing the science and practice of medical toxicology. As an association of physicians with expertise in medical toxicology, it encourages public policy that advances poisoning treatment and prevention, drug safety, and occupational and environmental health. ACMT is dedicated to improving the quality of care rendered to patients with toxicology-related medical problems and to expanding patient access to board-certified medical toxicologists.

Dr. Avery is the associate dean for development, director of the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program and professor of instructional administration at the TAMHSC-College of Medicine. He also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health.

Dr. Avery received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Dr. Avery is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also holds a subspecialty certification in medical toxicology, one of 28 through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

— Dhwani Chauhan