Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2010)
Carolinas Medical Center (2013), Emergency Medicine
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (2015), Toxicology

Research Interest

  • Adsorbents
  • Cannabis
  • E-cigarette or Vaping Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
  • Laboratory Interference
  • Toxic Alcohols


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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 Infect Dis 2022 Mar 9 3 ofab613
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, Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2021 01 47 1 74-83
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, J Med Toxicol 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, Pediatr Crit Care Med 2020 Mar


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Oral Antihyperglycemia Agent Overdose. In PressorDex

Dazhe Cao, Donald Stader (2014). Dallas, Emergency Medicine Residents' Association

Tetanus, Botulism, and Food Poisoning. In Emergency Medicine Secrets

Dazhe James Cao, MD (2015). Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Research Award
    Best senior resident research project (2013-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) (2013)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) (2008)
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) (2012)
  • Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA) (2008)