Dr. Karl Verebey

Dr. Karl Verebey, was born in Budapest, Hungary. He matriculated in 1956 at the Eötvös József Gimnázium in Budapest. He received the BA degree in Physiology at 1965 and MA degree in Molecular Biology at Hunter College, the City University of New York in 1968. In 1972, he received Ph.D degree in the Medical Sciences majoring in Pharmacology and minoring in Biochemistry from Cornell University Medical College. He became a Research Associate in Neurology and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pharmacology at Cornell. In 1973, he became Associate Research Scientist at the New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services, Testing and Research Laboratory, Head of the Clinical Pharmacology Section and subsequently Assistant Director of the Laboratory.

During the course of his career he has published over 100 scientific articles, some of which were chapters in textbooks. In 1982 he became the Clinical Laboratory Director of the Psychiatric Diagnostic Laboratory of America and, in 1989, the Health Commissioner of New York City appointed Dr. Verebey to Chief Toxicologist for the City of New York. His regulatory functions included drug and alcohol testing, childhood lead poisoning as well as food and water testing. In 1992, he returned to research at the New York State Institute for Basic Research/Consolidated Clinical Laboratories where he was Director of Toxicology developing and supervising drugs of abuse and alcohol testing. After retiring from 20 years of service to the City and State of New York, he started Leadtech Corporation of which he became Director and President. In 1999, Karl joined Ammon Analytical Laboratory as co-owner and High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director for Drugs of Abuse, Alcohol Testing, Hematology and Chemistry Testing.

Dr. Verebey is a Board Certified clinical consultant and licensed Clinical Laboratory Director. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He was inducted in to the Hunter College Hall of Fame for his notable contributions to the world of sciences. Dr. Verebey was an avid water polo player with the 1st Division Voros Meteor team in Hungary and later played for NY Athletic Club and won USA National Championships in 1959 and 1961.




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