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.

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

To officially apply for the Toxicology Fellowship, please submit the following documents:

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

Application materials can be submitted directly to the fellowship coordinator at:

  1. Electronically:    Kristi.M.Lamb@HealthPartners.com
  2. Via Mail:

Kristi Lamb
Regions Hospital
Medical Toxicology Fellowship Coordinator
640 Jackson Street, #11102F
St. Paul, MN 55101

Medical Toxicology Faculty

Fellowship Director:

Samuel J. Stellpflug, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Director, Twin Cities Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions
Assoc. Prof. of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Toxicologist Consultant, Minnesota Poison Control System

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


Regions Faculty

Jenna Wilkinson, MD

Medical Toxicologist
Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions

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

Benjamin Willenbring, MD

Medical Toxicologist
Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions

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


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 County Medical Center
Asst. Director, Medial Toxicology Fellowship
Assoc. 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: Hennepin County Medical Center
Medical School: University of Colorado

Andrew Topliff, MD

Medical Toxicologist Minnesota Poison Control System
Assoc. Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology
Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center

Stacey Bangh, PharmD, DABAT

Clinical Coordinator
Education Director, Toxicology Fellowship

Deborah Anderson, PharmD

Managing Director, Minnesota Poison Control System

Travis Olives, MD

Emergency Medicine Faculty, HCMC
Medical Toxicologist

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