Opportunity Details

Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine


Associate Professor

Division Chief of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine (“Division Chief”).

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) has a rich and storied history. WUSM was established in 1891 when St. Louis Medical College became the Medical Department of Washington University. In 1899, the Missouri Medical College, which had been in operation since 1840, joined the Medical Department, uniting the two oldest medical schools west of the Mississippi River. In 1910, the school entered into an agreement with Barnes Hospital and St. Louis Hospital to allow students into wards as clinical clerks. This agreement gave the school the opportunity to conduct clinical research and appoint staff members at both hospitals. The early partnerships, at the turn of the 20th century, between the School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital laid the foundation on which Washington University School of Medicine is built today. With a strong commitment to the to the tripartite mission, WUSM is ranked No. 11 for Research by U.S. News & World Report and boasts the fifth largest faculty practice group in the country with 1,685 physicians representing 78 specialties and subspecialties in medicine and surgery. WUSM faculty members received over $748.9 million in research grant funding in fiscal year 2020.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology. The Division supports the Department in providing patient care, education, service, outreach, and scholarship in Toxicology and Addiction Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and other clinical entities within the larger BJC Healthcare system.

Eligible candidates should have a successful track record of excellence in patient care, education, leadership, and scholarship.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Chair, or as otherwise delegated by the Chair, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Set annual Division goals aligned with the overall Departmental and institutional missions
• Provide direction and leadership in the development and growth of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine
• Manage operational aspects of Medical Toxicology including staffing, quality, workflows, and intra- and interdepartmental collaboration
• Provide leadership in ensuring quality assurance standards for Medical Toxicology care
• Lead hiring and retention strategy for the Division
• Grow Medical Toxicology and Addiction Medicine service offerings and review opportunities for revenue growth in the Emergency Department, Inpatient, telemedicine, and ambulatory settings
• Provide supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of Medical Toxicology faculty
• Provide oversight of Medical Toxicology fellowship
• Provide leadership, coordination, and maintenance of Division educational mission in conjunction with the Vice Chair of Education, including but not limited to undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and continuing professional medical toxicology education
• Institutional service in matters related to Medical Toxicology
• Provide mentorship and educational opportunities for residents and medical students
• Support scholarship, research, and publication efforts in the specialty of Medical Toxicology
• Division budget management, oversight, and execution

• MD degree or equivalent
• Successful completion of an Emergency Medicine Residency
• Successful completion of Fellowship in Medical Toxicology
• Board Certification in Emergency Medicine
• Board Certification in Medical Toxicology
• Qualification for Appointment as Associate Professor or Professor at Washington University School of Medicine

Please forward applications or nominations of appropriate candidates, in confidence to Opeolu Adeoye, MD at adeoye@wustl.edu
Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience and at least three (3) references.

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS




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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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