The NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Division of Emergency Medicine provides expert toxicologic consultation for the acute treatment of poisonings and exposures. Jerrold B. Leikin, MD, who runs the program, and Michael Wahl, MD are national leaders in this subspecialty of Emergency Medicine.
As one of the initial medical directors of the Illinois Poison Center, Dr. Leikin continues his active involvement in teaching residents and fellows focusing on a myriad of toxicologic issues brought up through the poison center each day. Dr. Leikin also serves multiple other states as a consultant for other issues requiring his expertise. He holds a dual professorship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes in Chicago.
Dr. Michael Wahl is the current medical and administrative director of the Illinois Poison Center.
NorthShore is one of the few health systems in the country with intimate access to such expertise. This is important to the patient not only during an acute poisoning event, but also afterwards in follow up to provide the best care for the patient's recovery.