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Katherine Prybys, DO

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Consulting Medical Toxicologist


110 South Paca St. 6th Floor Suite 200 Baltimore,MD 21201

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Education and Training

  • Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Sciences, 1986      
  • Des Moines University, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1990
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Chester, Pennsylvannia, Internship, 1991                             
  • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia, Emergency Medicine Residency, 1994
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Medical Toxicology Fellowship, 1996                       


Dr. Prybys is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine since 1996. She completed a one year internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvannia followed by a 3 year residency training program in Emergency Medicine at Allegheny General in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia. She continued on to complete a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology.  In addition to providing Emergency Medicine clinical and teaching services at Mercy Medical Center, she is a Medical Toxicology consultant for the Maryland Poison Center and University of Maryland Medical Center.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Medical Toxicology, Adverse Drug Interactions, polypharmacy, Inhalant Abuse

Highlighted Publications

Hansen KN, Prybys KM. Hallucinogens. In Tintinalli JE, et al eds. Emergency Medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 8th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2015.

Prybys KM. Deadly drug interactions in Emergency Medicine. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2004. 22:4: 845-64.

Hansen KN, Prybys KM. Hallucinogens. In Tintinalli JE, et al eds. Emergency Medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 6th ed. New York: McGraw Hill; 2004:1079-1085.

Prybys K, Melville K, Hanna J. Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Clinical Challenges in Emergency Practice Part I: Emergency Medicine Reports, May 20, 2002.

Otten E, Prybys K, Gesell,L. Ethanol. In Clinical Toxicology. Ford,et al.,eds., W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.. 2001. 605-612.

Awards and Affiliations

American College of Emergency Medicine Physicians

American College of Medical Toxicologist     

Maryland Chapter of American College of Emergency Medicine

Maryland Poison Center, Baltimore, Maryland, Medical Toxicology Consultant