Sean P. Bush, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine, Envenomation Specialist

Dr. Sean Bush reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Bush is a professor of emergency medicine and envenomation specialist at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.

Dr. Bush has authored more than 80 publications on the treatment of bites and stings and has presented over 140 lectures on the local, national, and international level. He has been featured in 55 television documentary productions including "Venom ER" on Animal Planet. He is an internationally renowned speaker and educator on envenomation medicine.

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Snake and Lizard Bites


MD: Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station, TX, 1992
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, 1992–1995

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
International Society on Toxinology
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Wilderness Medical Society

Selected Publications

  1. Offerman SR, Barry JD, Richardson WH, Tong T, Tanen D, Bush SP, Clark RF (2009). Subcutaneous crotaline fab antivenom for the treatment of rattlesnake envenomation on a porcine model. Journal of Toxicology-Clinical Toxicology.
  2. Vetter R, Isbister G, Bush SP, Boutin LJ (2006): Verified bites by yellow sac spiders (genus Cheiracanthium) in the United States and Australia: Where is the necrosis? American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 74(6): 1045-1048
  3. Cohen J, Bush SP (2005): Compartment syndrome after a suspected black widow spider bite. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 45(4): 414-416.
  4. Corbett S, Anderson B, Nelson B, Bush SP, Hayes WK, Cardwell MD (2005): Most laypeople can correctly identify indigenous venomous snakes. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 23(6): 759-762.
  5. Isbister G, White J, Currie B, Bush SP, Vetter R, Warrell D (2005): Spider bites: Addressing mythology and poor evidence. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 72(4): 361-364.

Financial Disclosure

Research grant support and compensation for consulting received from:

  • Fougera.
  • Protherics.
  • Bioclon.
  • Rare Disease Therapeutics.

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