Department of Emergency Medicine residents

Clinical Toxicology

Contact us

Phone: (804) 828-9123
Virginia Poison Center hotline:
(800) 222-1222
Virginia Poison Center website: External Link

The VCU Division of Clinical Toxicology provides emergency and elective consultation for children and adults with both acute and chronic poisonings, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.

Our active consultation service evaluates approximately 250 inpatient and 40 outpatient clinic patients annually from a diverse patient population ranging from stable to critically ill adults and children.

The division runs the medical toxicology clinical rotation, hosting approximately 110 emergency medicine, internal medicine and pediatric residents, as well as medical students, visiting residents and fellows, pharmacy students and pharmacy residents on rotation annually.

As a group, our faculty provides professional education for EMS providers, nurses, medical students, residents and physicians, with at least 150 lectures provided yearly at local, regional and national venues. We also direct toxicology simulation cases in the VCU Medical Center’s state-of-the-art simulation center for medical students and residents.


S. Rutherfoord Rose, Pharm. D., FAACT
Chair, Division of Clinical Toxicology
Director, Virginia Poison Center

Kirk L. Cumpston, D.O., FACEP, FACMT
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Medical Director, Virginia Poison Center

Michelle Troendle, M.D., FACEP
Assistant Professor

Brandon Wills, D.O., M.S., FACEP, FACMT
Assistant Professor
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Associate Medical Director, Virginia Poison Center