Toxikon Faculty


Steven E. Aks, DO, FACMT, FACEP

Director, Toxikon Consortium

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

Interests:  Toxicology education, street drugs, acute care toxicology, mushrooms and exotic toxicology

Email: saks@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Michele Kanter, PharmD, DABATScreen Shot 2014-09-23 at 6.04.09 PM

Toxikon Consortium Coordinator

Assistant Professor of Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois

Interests:  Acute poisonings, non-original container toxicology

Contact Dr. Kanter for issues related to student and resident rotations and scheduling. Email: mkanter@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Jenny J. Lu, MD, MS

Program Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship program

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

Interests: Acute care toxicology, toxicological mysteries, resident and student education

Contact Dr. Lu for questions about applying to our fellowship program. Email: jlu@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Sean M. Bryant, MD, FACMT, FAACT Bryant

Associate Program Director, Toxikon Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program

Associate Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

CDR, United States Navy Reserve MC, 4th Med BN, SCOA, Det 5

Interests: Acute poisonings, critical care toxicology, natural poisons, toxicology education and research

Email: sbryant@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Mark B. Mycyk, MD, FACMT, FAACT, FACEP

Director of Research, Toxikon Consortium

Director of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (Cook County PEHSU)

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Interests: New drugs of abuse, new millennium plumbism,
innovative scholarship

Email: mmycyk@cookcountyhhs.org

 

Neeraj Chhabra, MD

Director of Education, Toxikon Consortium

Coordinator, Cook County EM Residency Toxicology Conferences

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

Attending Physician, Cook County Health

Interests: Acute care toxicology, opioid poisoning outbreaks, toxicological mysteries, resident education

Email: nchhabra@cookcountyhhs.org

 

 

Trevonne M. Thompson, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 7.43.13 PM

Associate Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Interests: Novel concepts in antidotal therapy, acute care toxicology, poison management in underserved international populations

       Email: tthomps@uic.edu

 

Frank Paloucek, PharmD, DABAT 

Program Director, UIC Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Illinois, Chicago

Interests: Malicious poisoning, toxicokinetics

       Email: paloucek@uic.edu

 

 

Michael Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT

Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center

Attending physician, Northshore University Health Systems

Clinical Instructor, University of Chicago

Interests: Poison center issues, drugs of abuse, emerging trends in toxicology, public health

       Email: MWahl@team-iha.org

 

 

Sean McCann, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Attending Physician, University of Illinois Hospital

Interests: botanical and marine toxins, acute care toxicology, socioeconomic and racial disparities in pediatric lead poisoning

Email: smccann7@uic.edu

 

 

Timothy Meehan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Interests: Critical care toxicology, pharmaceutical diversion, education through novel techniques

 

 

 

Carol DesLauriers, PharmD, DABAT

Image result for carol deslauriersAssistant Vice President, Illinois Poison Center

Interests: Poison center guidelines, carbon monoxide poisoning, drug abuse outbreaks

 

 

 

 

Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT, FACP, FACOEM 

Director of Medical Toxicology, NorthShore University Health System – OMEGA

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Rush Medical College

Interests: Environmental exposure, forensic toxicology and drug toxicity

 

Leon Gussow, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

Medical Editor, The Poison Review

Interests: Medical-legal aspects, medical/toxicology literature evaluation

 

Jenna Nikolaides, MD

 Attending Physician, Rush University Medical Center 

 Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University

 Interests: Pediatric poisonings

 

Emeritus Faculty

Daniel Hryhorczuk, MD, MPH 

Founder, Toxikon Consortium

Director, Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health

Professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health

Professor of Epidemiology and Biometry, University of Illinois School of Public Health

 

Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

Director, Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Director, Center for Global Health, University of Illinois Chicago

Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Interests: Environmental poisons & envenomations, heavy metals, drugs of abuse, sports toxicology, historical poisonings, lava lamps

 

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