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Matthew J. Geraci

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Matthew J. Geraci, PharmD, EOD hails from Humble, Texas. He is an Eagle Scout and a 1994 West Point graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science in physics and nuclear engineering. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an active duty Army officer and served with distinction for over 10 years. Highlights from his military career include deployments to hostile areas including Kuwait and Kosovo as well as serving as the Commander for the Army's 62d Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company. Matt has experience in rendering safe and disarming various hazardous devices, land mines, and chemical weapons. He is one of a few EOD officers to have hands-on experience dealing with live mustard gas (HD) and nerve gas (VX & GB) weapons.

In 2006 he earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Utah and later completed a post-graduate residency at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently serves as a clinical pharmacist in a busy downtown emergency department with Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida. He is an assistant clinical professor with the University of Florida and an endowed scholarship fund manager with the University of Utah's College of Pharmacy. He is also involved with emergency preparedness at the local and state levels, trains residents and students, and enjoys public speaking and teaching on a variety of subjects.

Toxicology is an extreme area of interest and Matt has published reviews and case reports on an array of toxicology topics. Of note, Matt was considered as a "highly qualified" finalist in the latest NASA astronaut selections and he is an avid runner and triathlete, having swam across the San Francisco Bay during the infamous "Escape from Alcatraz" triathlon. He is married to his wife Allison and is the proud father of two.

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