- Residency - Carolinas Medical Center (2010-2013), Emergency Medicine
- Fellowship - Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (2013-2015), Toxicology
- Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2006-2010)
Dazhe (James) Cao, M.D., is an Associate Professor and Division Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Cao earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Carolinas Medical Center and received advanced training in medical toxicology through a fellowship at Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety.
Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in emergency medicine and medical toxicology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.
Dr. Cao is the Medical Director of Toxicology for the Parkland Health & Hospital System.
In addition, he is a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.
Dr. Cao has delivered numerous national and regional invited lectures, contributed to the eleventh edition of the textbook Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies, and published several academic articles.
- Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA) (2008)
- American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) (2008)
- American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) (2012)
- American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) (2013)
- Resident Research Award 2013-2013, Best senior resident research project
Biochemical and Metabolic Principles in Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies
James D. Cao and Kurt C. Kleinschmidt (2019), McGraw-Hill Education
Toxicology in First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Boards
Dazhe Cao, MD, Janetta Iwanicki, MD, Howard Kim, MD, and Java Tunson, MD (2016), Columbus, OH, McGraw Hill
Tetanus, Botulism, and Food Poisoning in Emergency Medicine Secrets
Dazhe James Cao, MD (2015), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier
Oral Antihyperglycemia Agent Overdose in PressorDex
Cao D, Stader D (2014), Dallas, Emergency Medicine Residents' Association
- Biochemical and Metabolic Principles in Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies
An outbreak of exposure to a novel synthetic cannabinoid.
Monte AA, Bronstein AC, Cao DJ, Heard KJ, Hoppe JA, Hoyte CO, Iwanicki JL, Lavonas EJ The New England journal of medicine 2014 Jan 370 4 389-90
Missed opportunities?: an evaluation of potentially preventable poisoning deaths.
Srisuma S, Cao D, Kleinschmidt K, Heffner AC, Lavonas EJ Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2016 Mar 1-6
Intravenous lipid emulsion in the emergency department: a systematic review of recent literature.
Cao D, Heard K, Foran M, Koyfman A The Journal of emergency medicine 2015 Mar 48 3 387-97
Perceptions of basic, advanced, and pediatric life support training in a United States medical school.
Pillow MT, Stader D, Nguyen M, Cao D, McArthur R, Hoxhaj S The Journal of emergency medicine 2014 May 46 5 695-700
Divergent cyclooxygenase responses to fatty acid structure and peroxide level in fish and mammalian prostaglandin H synthases.
Liu W, Cao D, Oh SF, Serhan CN, Kulmacz RJ FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2006 Jun 20 8 1097-108
Pediatric occult methanol intoxication with hyperammonemia.
Cao D, Maddux AB, Mashburn D, Vohwinkel C, Wang GS The American journal of emergency medicine 2015 Jun
Hemolytic crisis following acetaminophen overdose in a patient with G6PD deficiency.
Rickner SS, Cao D, Simpson SE Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2016 Sep 1-2
Characterization of edible marijuana product exposures reported to United States poison centers.
Cao D, Srisuma S, Bronstein AC, Hoyte CO Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2016 Jul 1-7
Cardiac sodium channel blockade after an intentional ingestion of lacosamide, cyclobenzaprine, and levetiracetam: Case report.
Chua-Tuan JL, Cao D, Iwanicki JL, Hoyte CO Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2015 Jul 53 6 565-8
Point of care testing provides an accurate measurement of creatinine, anion gap, and osmolal gap in ex-vivo whole blood samples with nitromethane.
Cao D, Maynard S, Mitchell AM, Kerns WP, Beuhler M Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2014 Jul 52 6 611-7
Review of Health Consequences of Electronic Cigarettes and the Outbreak of Electronic Cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury.
Cao DJ, Aldy K, Hsu S, McGetrick M, Verbeck G, De Silva I, Feng SY, Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology 2020 Apr
Tetanus: A Rare Complication of Black Tar Heroin Use.
Pichlinski EM, Hoff E, Epperson LC, Morley E, Cao JD, Thoppil J, Field S, Mehta P, Good D, Nijhawan AE, Open forum infectious diseases 2022 Mar 9 3 ofab613
A Case Report of a Severe, Unusually Delayed Anaphylactoid Reaction to Intravenous N-Acetylcysteine During Treatment of Acute Acetaminophen Toxicity in an Adolescent.
Epperson LC, Weiss ST, Cao DJ, Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology 2021 01 17 1 75-79
Clinical Features of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury in Teenagers.
Rao DR, Maple KL, Dettori A, Afolabi F, Francis JKR, Artunduaga M, Lieu TJ, Aldy K, Cao DJ, Hsu S, Feng SY, Mittal V, Pediatrics 2020 May
Severe E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury Requiring Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
Aldy K, Cao DJ, Hsu S, McGetrick M, Willcutts D, Verbeck G, De Silva I, Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies 2020 Mar
E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) features and recognition in the emergency department.
Aldy K, Cao DJ, Weaver MM, Rao D, Feng SY, Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open 2020 Oct 1 5 1090-1096
A little "dab" will do ya' in: a case report of neuro-and cardiotoxicity following use of cannabis concentrates.
Rickner SS, Cao D, Kleinschmidt K, Fleming S Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2017 Jun 1-3
A comparative analysis of kratom exposure cases in Thailand and the United States from 2010-2017.
Davidson C, Cao D, King T, Weiss ST, Wongvisavakorn S, Ratprasert N, Trakulsrichai S, Srisuma S, The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse 2021 01 47 1 74-83
Thromboelastometry analysis of severe North American pit viper-induced coagulopathy: A case report.
Cao D, Domanski K, Hodgman E, Cardenas C, Weinreich M, Hutto J, AbdelFattah KR, Chen C Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology 2018 Jun 151 29-33
- An outbreak of exposure to a novel synthetic cannabinoid.
- Toxic Alcohols
- Laboratory Interference
- E-cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
- Medical Toxicology