Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at North Shore University Hospital


About us

North Shore-LIJ Health System offers a medical toxicology fellowship at the North Shore University Hospital. This comprehensive two-year program in the Department of Emergency Medicine is geared towards training fellows in the academic and clinical aspects of toxicology and pharmacology and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The medical toxicology fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading toxicology experts in a well-rounded, robust learning environment at one of the top teaching hospitals in the Northeast. Medical toxicology fellows enjoy broad exposure to all aspects of medical toxicology in order to be well-prepared for their future career and the successful completion of the medical toxicology board exam. We also encourage the fellows to pursue their specific interests within the field and to avail themselves of training, teaching, and research opportunities at the regional, national, and international levels.

To optimize and diversify the clinical experience, our medical toxicology fellowships are affiliated with the New York City Poison Control Center, the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children’s Hospital Center and Staten Island University Hospital.

Medical toxicology fellows are also extremely involved in a faculty practice toxicology clinic where patients exposed to sub-acute or occupational/environmental poisonings are evaluated. Medical toxicology fellowship training is thus diversified with respect to learning about clinical problems in various settings.

Medical toxicology fellowship research

Our two-year medical toxicology fellowship program offers excellent research opportunities in clinical medicine, as well as basic science, with access to state-of-the-art laboratories on campus. North Shore University Hospital is in the top 10% of all institutions nationwide receiving funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Faculty mentoring and support is tailored to each fellow’s individual interests. Additionally, the fellow is assisted by a full-time research director and research assistants.

Program goals

During our two-year program, the medical toxicology fellow will:

  • Develop expertise in diagnosing and treating acutely and chronically poisoned patients
  • Learn about industrial toxicology, safety standards, and hygiene procedures for environmental monitoring
  • Learn about the medical effects of hazardous materials
  • Improve skills of managing the medical complications resulting from hazardous material incidents
  • Participate in both animal and human research that can lead to improved treatment of poisoned patients
  • Communicate research findings by publishing in medical journals and by presenting at medical conferences
  • Help educate medical personnel, such as paramedics and physicians, through toxicology training
  • Understand the functions and activities of poison control centers
  • Learn basic pharmacology and drug interactions and convey pertinent information to physicians in clinical situations
  • Become familiar with analytical methodologies in the toxicology laboratory
  • Become competent in the prevention of poisoning in the home and work place through public education programs and through direct involvement with industry
  • Understand the utility and indications for hyperbaric medicine in toxicology
  • Prepare for certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and the certifying primary boards of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and preventative medicine

Application process

Applicants interested in the medical toxicology training program at North Shore-LIJ Health System should download our paper application. We begin accepting applications in July.

No applications are reviewed after Oct. 30.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Two(2) letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

The North Shore-LIJ Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program currently accepts two fellows per year. The fellows are paid according to their PGY level. Clinical responsibilities in the Emergency Department do not exceed 12 hours per week.

The successful applicant will have satisfactorily completed residency training at an ACGME accredited program and have an interest in medical toxicology. Applications for a medical toxicology fellowship are accepted for applicants who have successfully trained in pediatrics, internal medicine, or emergency medicine. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has approved medical toxicology as an official subspecialty of the above primary specialties. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, update curriculum vitae, and three letter of recommendation.

To apply to the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, or to obtain more information, please contact: 

Mark Su, MD
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030
msu@nshs.edu
(516) 562-2127

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Our faculty

Program director

Joshua Nicholas Nogar, MD

Additional faculty

Isabel A. Barata, MD

Michael Cassara, DO

David C. Lee, MD

  • Chief of Division - Medical Toxicology of Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Medical Toxicology of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Kyle Thomas Lennon, MD

Joshua Nicholas Nogar, MD

Zhanna Roit, MD

Philipp James Underwood, MD

Qiuping Zhou, DO