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Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Steven Marcus, M.D.

Executive Director, New Jersey Poison Information & Education System

Professor, Department o Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Pedicatrics

Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Poison Center

Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)
140 Bergen Street Room G-1600
Newark, NJ 07103
Hours: 08:00-16:00
Phone: (973) 972-9280
Fax: (973) 643-2679

Clinical Info

Medical Expertise

I have over 30 years of experience in medical toxicology, clinical and forensic.


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of NY, Medical College of Virginia.
Residency traininng and certification in General Pediatrics.
Fellowship trained and certified in Medical Toxicology,



M.D., 1967, Medical College of Virginia


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey


Curriculum Vitae

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Relevant Publications:

1. Marcus, SM. “Poison Prevention: Engineering in primary prevention.” Clinincal Toxicology (2012)Jan;50(1)25-6. 2. Hansen CK, Kashani J, Ruck B, Marcus S. Analysis and Validation of Putative Substances Involved in Fatal Poisonings. Journal of Medical Toxicology: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2012), Page 94-100. (DOI) 10.1007/s13181-011-0191-1 3. Chinnakaruppan NR, Marcus SM. Asymptomatic Congenital Lead Poisoning-Case Report. Clinical Toxicology. (2010) 48(6) 563-5. 4. Boyer EW, McCance-Katz EF, marcus S. “Methadone and buprenorphine toxicity in children.” American Journal of Addiction (2010) 19(1) 89-95. 5. Berrizbeitia LD, Calello DP, Dhir N, O’Reilly C, Marcus SM “Liquid Nitrogen Ingestion Followed by Gastric Perforation.” Pediatric Emergency Care (2010) 26(1)48-50. 6. Marcus SM. “Reflections on the care of a patient severely poisoned by “rogue” botulinum toxin and rendered paralysed for a protracted hospital stay.” The Botulinum J.(2009) 1(3)318-339. 7. Boyer EW, McCance-Katz EF, Marcus S. “Methadone and Buprenorphione Toxicity in Children.” The American. Journal of Addictions (2009) 19:89-95. 8. Vassilev ZP, Chu AF, Ruck B, Adams EH, Marcus SM. “Evaluation of adverse drug reactions reported to a poison control center between 2000 and 2007” American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. (2009) 66(5):481-487. 9. Chu A, , Marcus SM, Ruck B. “Poison Control Centers' Role in Glow Product-Related Outbreak Detection: Implications for a Comprehensive Surveillance System” Pre
a. Marcus S. Toxicity, Arsenic. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated September 21, 2010. Available at: b. Marcus SM “Lead Poisoning.” in Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Ed Wolfson AB. Lippincott Eilliams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2005 b. Chapters on Lead Poisoning, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor Poisoning, Terpene Poisoning, Arsenic Poisoning, b. Marcus, SM. “Lead Poisoning.” in Ambulatory Pediatric Care, ed. Dershewitz, R.A J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1988. New Edition, 1992. c. Marcus, SM. “Alcohol Intoxication.” in Ambulatory Pediatric Care, ed. Dershewitz, R.A. J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1988. New Edition 1992. d. Marcus, SM. “Lead.” Current Emergency Therapy. An Aspen Publication (1985)864-868.
a. Calello DP, Marcus SM, Lowry J. “2010 Pediatric fatality review of the National Poison Center database;results and recommendations.” Clin Toxicol 2012 Jan;50(1025-6. b. Perrone J, Marcus SM, Blando JD et al. “Neurologic Illness Associated with Occupational Exposure to the Solvent 1-Bromopropane --- New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 2007—2008” MMWR December 5, 2008. 57(48)1300-1302. c. Hoffman RS, Nelson LS, Chan GM et al. ‘Atypical Reactions Associated with Heroin Use-Five States, January-April 2005.” MMWR August 19, 2005 54(32)793-796. d. Szucs PA, Shih RD, Marcus SM, Leff K, Delgado P. “Pseudosalicylate poisoning:falsely elevated salicylate levels in an overdose of diflunisal.” Am J Emerg Med. (2000) 18(5):641-2 e. Shih, R, Marcus, SM, Genese, CA, Manley, BN, Kolano, KS, Spitalny, KC, Sorhage, F, Waterson, B, Clayton, F. “Methemoglobinemia Attributable to Boiler Fluid Additives.” New Jersey, (1992 and 1996) March 1997; 46(9): 202-204. f. Ruck B, Shih RD, Marcus SM. “Hypertensive crisis from herbal treatment for impotence.” Am J Emerg Med. (1999) 17(3):317-8


Current Research

Prevention of poisonings



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