NEW EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH CHIEF

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in All IPCS News, injury prevention (all), IPCS core, IPCS other, State of Hawaii

NEW EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND INJURY PREVENTION SYSTEM BRANCH CHIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2015

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I am pleased to announce that Alvin C. Bronstein, M.D., F.A.C.E.P will join the department as the new Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch Chief beginning August 31, 2015.

Dr. Bronstein previously served as the Medical Director of the Rocky Mountain Poison Center (RMPC), a unit of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver’s safety net hospital. RMPC has served as Hawaii’s poison center for the past 15 years. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.

Dr. Bronstein is board certified in medical toxicology and emergency medicine and has authored a number of articles and book chapters in the field of medical toxicology, as well as written several textbooks on EMS response to hazardous material emergencies. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). He works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a variety of regional and national
public health surveillance issues. Dr. Bronstein served as an appointed member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee.

He was born in Paducah, Kentucky. He received an AB degree from Washington University in St. Louis and attended Medical School at the University of Kentucky. He completed a family medicine residency at the University of Alabama and a medical toxicology fellowship at the RMPC and the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Bronstein in his new position. He can be reached at 733-9210 or email [email protected]

Danette Wong Tomiyasu, M.B.A.
Deputy Director, Health Resources Administration