Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program


The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is committed to:

  • Teaching excellent clinical skills through direct experience and following the example of mentors
  • Creating enthusiasm in students, residents, and fellows so that they learn and are motivated to teach others
  • Encourage inquisitive, skeptical and innovative thinking
  • Provide tools to help students, residents, and fellows successfully apply medical toxicology skills to clinical practice, academic medicine and research
  • Instill a commitment to community service

This 24 month fellowship in medical toxicology begins annually in July and is open to physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited residency training in emergency medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine or preventive medicine and are board certified or eligible to sit for the board examination(s) in their respective specialties.

The medical toxicology fellowship training program focuses on the monitoring, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injury and illness due to pharmaceutical agents, as well as occupational and environmental exposures. Patients with unintentional as well as intentional poisonings, of all ages, are seen. The fellowship is designed to provide experience in the clinical practice of medical toxicology and to provide a foundation for becoming educators, researchers, and administrators capable of practicing medical toxicology in academic and clinical settings. Fellows will also provide medical back-up to the MPCS. Fellows will develop technical skills, judgment and clinical maturity on completion of the program to practice medical toxicology and deliver care to all age group patients.

Program Objectives

  • Provide extensive experience in medical toxicology inpatient, out-patient, and poison center practice so fellows will gain the appropriate clinical knowledge and skills to assess clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis and manage poisonings in children and adults.
  • Develop a strong foundation in the basic science of toxicology, including pharmacokinetics, teratogenesis, toxicity, and interaction of therapeutic drugs.
  • Gain familiarity with investigative activities and critical appraisal of scientific literature.
  • Evaluate and treat acute and chronic workplace and environmental exposures.
  • Evaluate environmental exposure issues and learn to identify hazardous materials and manage environmental exposures and contaminations.
  • Become familiar with laboratory techniques in Forensic Toxicology/ Medical Examiner cases.
  • Learn intervention techniques to prevent poisoning both in the community and in occupational settings.
  • Acquire an understanding of the operation of the Poison Control System, including educational, service and administrative aspects.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills and effective teaching techniques through presenting case conferences, lectures, and grand rounds.

This Program has been accredited by the ACGME since 2005.


Medical Toxicology Fellowship Application Information

Application Requirements:

  • Physicians who have completed training in an ACGME accredited Residency (usually Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics)
  • Applicants must be either a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Board certified or board eligible in respective specialty.

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Our ACGME ID is 1182613029

Please submit the following information.

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Regions Hospital Toxicology Fellowship participates in the NRMP match. For additional information about this year’s match, please use the link to visit the NRMP match website.

Medical Toxicology Faculty

Fellowship Director:

Jenna Wilkinson, MD

  • Director, HealthPartners Institue (Twin Cities) Program
  • Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions Hospital, St. Paul MN
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of MN Medical School

Board Certification: Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital
Medical School: University of Iowa

Jenna Wilkinson-Scholarly Activity


Regions Faculty

Benjamin Willenbring, MD

  • Medical Toxicologist, HealthPartners Institue (Twin Cities) Program
  • Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions Hospital, St. Paul MN

Board Certification: Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sean Boley, MD

  • Medical Toxicologist, HealthPartners Institue (Twin Cities) Program
  • Staff Physician, Emergency Care Consultants, United Hospital, St. Paul, MN

Board Certification: Medical Toxicology, Addiction Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey PA

Sean Boley- Scholarly Activity


Minnesota Poison Control System Faculty

Jon B Cole, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT

  • Medical Director, Minnesota Poison Control System
  • Faculty Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Associate Director, HealthPartners Institue (Twin Cities) Program
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of MN Medical School

Board Certification: Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center
Medical School: University of Colorado

Jon Cole- Scholarly Activity

Travis Olives, MD FACEP FACMT

  • Faculty Physician and Staff Toxicologist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Associate Medical Director Minnesota Poison Control System
  • Program Director Combined residency in Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Program Director Combined residency in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of MN Medical School

Board Certification: Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: EM/IM Hennepin County Medical Center
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School

Travis Olives-Scholarly Activity

Lesley Pepin, MD

  • Associate Medical Director, Minnesota Poison Control System
  • Faculty Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety, Denver CO
Residency: Denver Health Emergency Medicine, Denver, CO
Medical School: Hofstra School of Medicine, Hempstead NY

Ryan Fuchs, MD

  • Faculty Emergency Physician and Medical Toxicologist, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Regions Hospital / Minnesota Poison Control System
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Samantha Lee, PharmD, DABAT, BCPS

  • Managing Director, Minnesota Poison Control System Medical Toxicologist

Board Certification: Clinical Toxicology, Pharmacotherapy
Fellowship: Clinical Toxicology, Maryland Poison Center/ University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Carrie Oakland, PharmD, BCPS, CSPI

  • Clinical Coordinator-Minnesota Poison Control System, Hennepin Health, Minneapolis, MN

Board Certification: Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI)
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale
Pharmacy School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL