The dean of the Medical School and the Class of 1968, with special guest Anthony Temple, MD '68—the 2014 Distinguished Alumni—share their careers in medicine with the medical school classes. RSVP required for lunch count.
Anthony Temple, MD '68
Anthony R. Temple, MD '68, studied medicine at the University of Utah and trained in pediatrics at the children’s service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Utah Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals. In 1971, he joined the faculty of the School of Medicine, combining his interests and skills in general pediatrics with his specialty training in medical toxicology. There, he taught general pediatrics and became the director of the Intermountain Regional Poison Control Center (now the Utah PCC).
In 1979, he joined the medical department at McNeil Consumer Products, where, in the early 1980s, he was instrumental in changing the approach to pediatric dosing of OTC acetaminophen, using a standardized approach he developed, which he later also applied to pediatric dosing of OTC ibuprofen. When he retired in 2005, he was vice president of medical affairs.
He is widely published and recently published a major analysis of pediatric antipyretic use of acetaminophen. He was president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and on the boards of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American College of Medical Toxicology. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the AAPCC (1979), the Distinguished Career Achievement Award of the AACT (2003), and the ACMT Award for Excellence in Medical Toxicology (2005). He has served on the Utah Poison Control Center Advisory Board since 1998.
He is now an adjunct associate professor in the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics, and a resident of St. George, Utah.Questions? Contact: email@example.com