Welcome !


Our mission is to provide excellence in clinical care, training, education, and research related to the poisoned patient.

The Consortium is a collaboration of all of the toxicology resources between Cook County (Stroger) Hospital and the Bureau Health Services, The University of Illinois Hospital and Medical Center of Chicago, and The Illinois Poison Center.  This cooperation allows our group to most efficiently maximize toxicology consultation services within the City of Chicago and throughout the State of Illinois.

Cook County’s Stroger Hospital (Academic affiliate: Rush University) is the administrative home of the consortium. The emergency department sees approximately 127,000 patients annually.  The Department of Emergency Medicine sponsors a four-year (1-4) Emergency Medicine Residency approved for 60 resident trainees.  Hospital toxicology consultations are seen at the bedside by the Division of Toxicology.

The University of Illinois Hospital’s toxicolology consultations are seen at the bedside by the Section of Toxicology within the Department of Emergency Medicine.  The University of Illinois Program in Emergency Medicine has a total of 40 Emergency Medicine Residents in its three-year (1-3) residency program.

The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) was the first poison control center in the United States.  The center provides poisoning management services to the State of Illinois (approximately 100,000 calls annually).  Its specialists are among the finest and most experienced in the nation.  Toxikon physicians provide medical back-up to the Illinois Poison Center.

The Toxikon Consortium is truly a center of excellence for fellowship, resident, and student training.  Please visit the rest of our website for more information.

To view a list of our activities at our recent national medical toxicology conferences, click here:  NACCT 2015  NACCT 2014   NACCT 2013   NACCT 2012

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Toxikon History

-Steven Aks, DO, FACMT, FACEP, Toxikon and Fellowship Program Director 




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