Born in 1985 and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Akpunonu trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas, Kansas City (2012-15) before completing a subspecialty fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Oregon Health and Science University, and Oregon Poison Center in Portland. Dr. Akpunonu joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky in 2017 where he currently serves as a Medical Toxicologist for the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center in Louisville and runs an inpatient consultation service at the University of Kentucky, Alfred B Chandler Hospital. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Dr. Akpunonu specializes in the recognition, triage, and management of poisonings and holds a deep interest in the areas of environmental exposures, novel psychoactive substances of abuse, envenomations and prescriber patterns. As the Director of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine he oversees the treatment of patients suffering from arterial gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, dysbarism and those in need of further wound care. Dr. Akpunonu has lectured and presented research at multiple National and International conferences.