Medical Toxicology Fellowship

The Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to sponsor this two year, ACGME accredited fellowship in medical toxicology. The fellowship is accredited for two fellows per year, for a total of four fellows. Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to take the medical toxicology board examination.
The fellowship is primarily centered at the Central Ohio Poison Center (COPC) in Columbus, Ohio, which provides state-of-the art poison prevention, assessment and treatment recommendations for 44 counties in western, central and southeastern Ohio. The COPC is located on the campus of Nationwide Children's Hospital and enjoys 24 hour medical back up by board-certified medical toxicologists. Fellows will participate in daily rounds, various didactics and will assist with providing medical back up to the COPC while on call. Fellows will also spend time providing bedside consultation of patients in the Emergency Department and admitted to the following hospitals: The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital, both located in Columbus, Ohio. The toxicology clinic for both adult and pediatric patients is hosted on campus at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
In addition to morning rounds, bedside consultation, clinic and on call experiences, fellows have the opportunity to participate in various other activities, including (but not limited to):
  • Advanced HAZMAT Life Support Training
  • FEMA Disaster Training
  • Media Training
  • Participation in city-wide disaster drills
  • Hyperbaric certification and training
  • Forensic toxicology training
  • Occupational medicine clinic
  • On-site education at the Ohio State University Medical Center Toxicology Laboratory
  • On-site education at the County Coroner's office
  • Emergency medicine conferences at The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Pediatric emergency medicine conferences at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Pediatric conferences at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Emergency medicine conferences at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

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Medical toxicology is recognized by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties (ABMS), whose sponsoring boards include Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine. Applicants must be board eligible in one of the above recognized medical specialties.
Applications will be accepted on ERAS starting August 7, 2013 with Match being November 20, 2013. Fellowship begins on July 1, 2014.

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Marcel J Casavant, MD
Medical Director, COPC
Michael T Kelly, MD
Medical Toxicologist
Hannah Hays, MD
Medical Toxicologist
Jason Russell, DO
Devin Wiles, DO

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Interesting Images


Foraging for mushrooms

Amanita virosa

Dr. Casavant teaching rotating residents about lithium poisoning

Black Widow: Hillary, the Central Ohio Poison Center mascot

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