Opportunity Details

Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis invites applications for an emergency medicine and medical toxicology faculty member.


The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking an emergency medicine and medical toxicology physician to join the faculty of the Division of Medical Toxicology.  The current Division of four medical toxicologists supports the Department in providing patient care, education, service, outreach, and scholarship in medical 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.


The Division of Medical Toxicology provides more than 800 in-person and telemedicine consultations between the three clinical sites each year.  The Division also operates a weekly outpatient toxicology clinic for adult and pediatric patients and a weekly adult addiction medicine clinic.  In addition to the strong clinical presence in medical toxicology, the Division provides Addiction Medicine consultations and conducts research in Toxicology and Addiction Medicine in collaboration with the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.


The Division also supports an ACGME-accredited Medical Toxicology Fellowship currently with four fellows, a core rotation for Emergency Medicine residents, electives for medical students in medical toxicology and addiction medicine, and numerous training opportunities for residents and fellows from throughout the institution.  Our fellowship and other training roles have helped us form productive collaborations with the Missouri Poison Center, Laboratory Medicine Department, and the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office. 


The Department of Emergency Medicine also is home to the Emergency Care Research Core (ECRC), which provides excellent support for clinical research including research coordinators available for patient recruitment 24 hours per day.  The ECRC also provides clinical researchers with aid in research design, statistical analysis, budgeting, grant writing, grant management, and subject enrollment.  The ECRC receives more than $12 million annually in research grants and contracts.  Washington University (Ranked 3rd in total NIH funding in 2022) has a wide breadth of resources available for applicants interested in pursuing organized research.


Opportunities for growth and leadership within the Division include director of telemedicine toxicology services, director of outpatient toxicology and addiction medicine clinics, and director of the inpatient consult service. 

Position Summary:

  • Faculty member of the Division of Medical Toxicology within the Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Attend on the Medical Toxicology Consult Service supervising Toxicology Fellows, Emergency Medicine Residents, and WUSM medical students
  • Faculty for Medical Toxicology outpatient clinic with Medical Toxicology Fellows monthly
  • Core faculty member of the Washington University Medical Toxicology fellowship
  • Participating in weekly Medical Toxicology Fellowship Conference
  • Interviewing and recruiting Medical Toxicology Fellowship applicants
  • Telemedicine consults in Medical Toxicology/Addiction Medicine at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Annual Emergency Medicine Residency Conference presentations on Medical Toxicology topics

  • 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 or Board Eligibility in Medical Toxicology
  • Qualification for Appointment as an Assistant Professor, or higher at Washington University School of Medicine

Please forward applications to David Liss, MD: lissd@wustl.edu

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s personal vision and relevant experience.

David Liss



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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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