Medical toxicology is a subspecialty of Emergency Medicine. It is
concerned with treating patients who have been exposed to poisons
including medications, adverse drug reactions, environmental toxins,
industrial chemicals, or bioterrorism agents. Medical Toxicologists are
certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The toxicology staff is fellowship trained at the NYU-Bellevue/NYC
Poison Control Center and are certified by the American Board of Medical
- Theodore C. Bania, MD, MS
- Jason Chu, MD
- Lauren Shawn, MD
The toxicology division has an active basic science research program.
Research areas include antidotes, intravenous fat emulsions,
carnitine, chemical warfare agents, cardiovascular toxin. The
division's research has been presented at many national and
Medical Student Research Elective
Medical students are welcome to participate in the toxicology research
projects. Commitment is for 1 but preferable 2 months. Depending on
level of participation, students have been included in abstracts,
presentations and publications. Availability is limited.
The Toxicology division provides as toxicology consult service. This
is available to all inpatient services at SLR 24 hours a day, 7 days a
Our EM residents participate in a toxicology rotation at the NYC
Poison Control Center. During this rotation, residents also
participate in the Toxicology Consult Service and will evaluate
toxicology patients admitted to the hospital or seen in the ED.