William H Dribben, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina 1985
  • M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1990


  • Internship, Darnall Army Medical Center, Ft. Hood, TX, Emergency Medicine, 1991
  • Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1995
  • Residency, Methodist Hospital of Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1997
  • Fellowship, Methodist Hospital of Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri
  • Indiana
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Emergency Medicine

Recent Publications

  1. Brenner S, Dribben WH, Halcomb SE. Severe Hypoglycemia After Use of Illegally Obtained Oxandrolone (Submitted to British Journal of Sports Medicine).
  2. Dribben WH, Creeley CE, Farber NB. Low-Level Lead Exposure Triggers Neuronal Apoptosis in the Developing Mouse Brain. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2011 Jul-Aug;33(4):473-80. Epub 2011 May 27.
  3. Brown JM, Yee A, Ivens RA, Dribben W, Mackinnon SE. Post-Cervical Decompression Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Represents a Subset of C5 Palsy: Six Cases and a Review of the Literature: Case Report. Neurosurgery 67(6) 2010 E1833.
  4. Dribben WH, Eisenman LN, Mennerick S. Magnesium induces neuronal apoptosis by suppressing excitability. Cell Death and Disease (2010) 1, e63; doi:10.1038/cddis.2010
  5. Dribben WH, Creeley CE, Wang HH, Smith DJ, Farber NB, Olney JW. High dose magnesium sulfate induces apoptotic cell death in the developing neonatal mouse brain. Neonatology. 2009;96(1):23-32.
  6. Brenner S, Dribben WH. Phencylidine (PCP) toxicity. eMedicine Journal; 3(7), 2009.
  7. Brenner S, Dribben WH. Lysergic Acid Dimethylamide (LSD) toxicity. eMedicine Journal; 3(9), 2009.
  8. Mullins ME, Dribben WH, Halcomb SE, McCammon CA. Frequency of medication errors with intravenous acetylcysteinefor acetaminophen overdose. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 42(12);1914-15, 2008.
  9. Dribben W, Wood A. LSD toxicity. eMedicine Journal; 2(9), 2006.
  10. Petersen R, Dribben W. Phencylidine (PCP) toxicity. eMedicine Journal; 2(7), 2006.