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Education ?

Medical School Score
The University of Texas at Galveston (2002)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
American Board of Internal Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Pugach is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Doctors Hospital Dallas
    9440 Poppy Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
  • Doctors Hospital
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Pugach has contributed to 1 publication.
    Title Overdose in Infant Caused by Over-the-counter Cough Medicine.
    Date May 2009
    Journal Southern Medical Journal

    Each year consumers purchase about 95 million units of over-the-counter medications for pediatric use, an unsafe application that can cause life-threatening effects. Despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration, many parents or caregivers continue to administer these remedies to children. This report describes the case of a 4-month-old infant presenting to the emergency department with acute life-threatening intoxication including altered mental status, impaired coordination of movements, as well as a positive urine drug test for phencyclidine and an elevated serum ethanol level. Further evaluation uncovered that the actual reason for all clinical symptoms and laboratory test results was over-the-counter cough syrup.

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