Medical Director, Maryland Poison Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Location: Baltimore, MD

Grant Cooper is seeking a Medical Director for the Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.The Maryland Poison Center (MPC) is part of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The MPC is staffed by pharmacists and nurses who are certified as specialists in poison information by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. These specialists have more than 250 combined years of experience managing poisoning and overdose cases. Over the past 45 years, they have helped more than 2.2 million Marylanders with calls about drugs and medicines; household, garden, and personal care products; chemicals; plants; bites and stings; gases and fumes; food poisoning; and any other items that give individuals an unwanted or unexpected reaction. The University of Maryland School of Medicine is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States, and the first to institute a residency-training program. The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland has approximately 75 faculty members and 49 residents. These physicians treat 182,000 patients each year across 5 clinical sites.

Position Overview

The University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine and the Maryland Poison Center are seeking the Medical Director for the Maryland Poison Center. The Medical Director provides medical direction for the MPC and is an important member of the leadership team of the MPC. The Medical Director reports dually to the Executive Director of the MPC and the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. This leader will spend 50% of their time as the Medical Director of the MPC and 50% as an emergency medicine physician.


  • Board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology (or board-eligible must become board certified within 2 examination cycles) in medical toxicology.
  • Possess active medical staff appointment and must be actively involved in the management of poisoned patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of individuals from the general public to executive staff to elected officials.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.