Dr. Bottei graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Bottei completed medical school, an internal medicine residency and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Chicago. He then completed a clinical toxicology and hyperbaric medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. In 2000, he took a position as a pulmonary and critical care physician at the West Virginia University-Charleston and as the medical director of the West Virginia Poison Center. Since 2002, he has been the medical director of the Iowa Poison Control Center, the state medical toxicologist for the Iowa Department of Public Health, adjunct associate professor at Drake University and an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health at the University of Iowa.