Faculty Profile: Jason Hack, MD

Jason Hack, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director for Division of Medical Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Work: +1 401-444-5826
Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology Topics.
Currently I am involved in research looking at intralipid's interaction with ACLS medication, a novel approach to the assessment of intoxicated patients, adverse events associated with opioid medications.


I received my training in the dynamic and challenging emergency department at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. The fast pace of the ED afforded me the opportunity to create a strong foundation for my practice of emergency medicine and confirmed my decision to pursue an academic career; I wanted to expand EM's boundaries, and increase my understanding of the human condition. I learned from a dedicated faculty who valued patient advocacy and that quality of care comes not only from applying technical skills but also from listening to the patient and every stakeholder.
During my toxicology fellowship, I continued to develop a real love for teaching, both at bedside and formal lectures; developing, initiating, and completing research; and writing journal articles and chapters.
Now, years after I first stepped into an ED, I am still excited to come to work everyday.
My research interests include both Emergency medicine and Medical toxicology topics.

Grants and Awards

Chief Resident Bellevue, Department of Emergency Medicine;
Special Recognition Award ECU, Dedication in the Teaching of Medical Toxicology
Faculty Teaching Award ECU, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2001
Special Recognition Award. Eastern Tarheel Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association, NC
Faculty Teaching Award ECU, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2008
Service, Scholarship Award ECU, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2008
Master of Arts ad undem Brown University, May, 2010



Teaching Experience

I am the program director and a educator for the Medical Toxicology rotation for the Department of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Babu KM, Zuckerman MD, Cherkes JK, Hack JB. First-onset seizure after use of 5-hour ENERGY. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun;27(6):539-40. (2011)
  • 23. Voskoboynik B, Babu K, Hack JB Cevimeline (Evoxac ®) Overdose. J Med Toxicol. 2010 Sept. J Med Toxicol. 2011 Mar;7(1):57-9. (2010)
  • Meggs WJ, Wiley CN, Brewer KL, Hack JB. Efficacy of North American Antivenin Against the African viper Vitis Gabonica (Gaboon Viper). J Med Toxicol. 2010 Mar;6(1):12-4. (2010)
  • Hack JB, Orobegmi B, De Guzman, Brewer K, Meggs W, O'Rourke D. A Novel Localizing Circumferential Compression Device Delays onset of Systemic Toxicity after Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Torso Envenomations in Anesthetized Swine. J Med Toxicology. Mar 27 2010 (2010)
  • 20. Hack JB, De Guzman J, Brewer K, Meggs, W, O'Rourke D. A Novel Localizing Circumferential Compression Device Delays onset of Systemic Toxicity after Eastern Coral Snake Torso Envenomations in Anesthetized Swine. J Emergency Medicine. May 25, 2010 (2010)
  • 24. Shaw K, Babu K, Hack JB. Methadone, Another Cause of Opioid Associated Hearing Loss: A Case Report. Accepted for publication on Nov 4 by J Emergency Medicine, 2010 (2010)
  • 19. Puhr J, Hack JB, Early JA, Price WL, Meggs WJ. Lithium overdose with electrocardiogram changes suggesting ischemia. J Med Tox 2008;4:170-172. (2008)
  • 18. Hack JB, Hecht C. Emergency Physicians' Patterns of Treatment for Presumed Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Women: One Center's Practice. J Emerg Med. 2008 Jan 31 (2008)
  • 17. Hack JB, Bakhtiari P, O'Brien K. Emergency Medicine Residents and Statistics, What is the Confidence? J Emerg Med. 2007 Dec 26 (2007)
  • 16. Hack JB, Early J, Brewer KL, PhD. An Alcohol Oxidase Dipstick Rapidly Detects Methanol in Serum of an Animal Model. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Dec;14(12):1130-4 (2007)
  • 15. Mercurio-Zappala M, Hack JB, Salvador A, Hoffman RS. Pralidoxime in Carbaryl Poisoning: an Animal Model. Hum and Exp Tox. 2007 Hum Exp Toxicol. 2007 Feb;26(2):125-9 (2007)
  • 14. Heflin CR, Brewer KL, Hack JB, Meggs WJ. Heparin reverses anaphylactoid shock in a porcine model. Ann Emerg Med. 2006 Aug;48(2):190-3 (2006)
  • 13. Hack JB, Wilkinson HL. Are the "Life-Support" Courses Updated? An Evaluation of Their Literature Base. Academic Emerg Med. 2006; 13:580-584 (2006)
  • 12. Hack JB, Hoffman RS, Nelson LS. Resistant Alcohol Withdrawal: Does an Unexpectedly Large Sedative Requirement Signal Resistance, Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2006 June, 2 (2):55-60 (2006)
  • 11. Meggs WJ, Carroll RG, Brewer KL, Hack JB, Reeder TJ. Sustained Oxygenation without Ventilation in Paralyzed Pigs with High-flow Tracheal Oxygen. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;23(7):864-7 (2005)
  • 9. German BT, Hack JB, Brewer K, Meggs WJ. Pressure-Immobilization Bandages Delay Toxicity in a Porcine Model of Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius) Envenomation. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jun;45(6):603-8 (2005)
  • 8. Hack JB, Benson N. Pilot study: Concordance of dispositions for hypothetical medical patients in the emergency department. Academic Emerg Med. 2005;12:561-566 (2005)
  • 10. Trinh H, Hack JB. Use of CroFab ™ antivenin in the management of a very young pediatric copperhead envenomation. J Emerg Med. 2005 Aug;29(2):159-62 (2005)
  • 7. Hack JB, Woody Jay, MD, Lewis DE, Brewer K, Meggs WJ. Interactions of intravenous calcium in a digoxin poisoned porcine model. J. Toxicol Clin Toxicol, 2004;42:337-342 (2004)
  • 6. Hack JB. Oral sumatriptan-induced myocardial infarction. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2004;42:309-11 (2004)
  • 5. Zidd A, Hack JB. Lamotrigine overdose in pediatric patient. Pediatr Neurol. 2004 Jul;31(1):71-2 (2004)
  • 4. Burreto F, Hack JB. Severe Hyperammonemia and Coma with Therapeutic Valproic Acid Levels. Acad Emerg Med, 2001;8:999-1001. (2001)
  • Hack JB, Chiang WK, Howland MA, Patel H, Goldfrank LR. The utility of an alcohol oxidase reaction test to expedite the detection of toxic alcohol exposures. Acad Emerg Med 2000;7:294-297 (2000)
  • Hack JB, Leviss JA, Nelson LS, Hoffman RS. Severe symptoms following a massive intentional L-Thyroxine ingestion. Vet Human Toxicol 1999; 41(5):323-326 (1999)
  • Hack JB, Powell G, Nelson LS, Hoffman RS, Howland MA. Acute pediatric exposure to pramipexole dihydrochloride (Mirapex). Clin Tox 1999; 37:891-892 (1999)