Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology and Chief, Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. R. Steven Tharratt was the keynote speaker at a dinner program for CCST members and invited guests on Wednesday evening, June 4, 2003. The title of Dr. Tharratt’s address was The Academic and Government Responses to Terrorism: Defining Opportunities for Collaboration?
Dr. Tharratt is Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology and Chief, Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California Davis. He is Medical Science Advisor to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California State Emergency Services Authority. He is also Medical Director for Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services and all Sacramento City and County Fire Agencies. He is a member of the State Standing Committee on Terrorism, The northern California FBI joint terrorism task force, and the California State Threat Assessment Team. Tharratt was one of two physicians deployed to the World Trade Center collapse on September 11, 2001 with the Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue Team.
Tharratt received his MD degree from the University of California Davis and his Master of Preventative Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of California Davis. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He has published widely on biodefense issues and has research interests in the relationship between the medical and veterinary medical disciplines in response to biodefense and emerging zoonotic diseases.