Michael Wahl MD, FACEP, FACMT » People
Michael Wahl MD, FACEP, FACMTSenior Clinician Educator Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center
Dr. Wahl is an attending emergency physician at University Northshore HealthSystems and also provides acute care medical toxicology consult services for the system. He is the Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center and is responsible for the medical oversight of the statewide poison control center and its staff of approximately 26 individuals. The Illinois Poison Center receives over 78,000 calls annually and partners with healthcare, EMS and law enforcement agencies to help reduce the incidence and injury from harmful substances.
Dr. Wahl is primary faculty with the Toxikon Consortium (partnership between Cook County Health and Hospital System, UI Health, and the Illinois Poison Center). Toxikon’s mission is to provide excellence in clinical care, training, education, and research related to the medical toxicology. The consortium trains 100 – 150 medical and pharmacy residents and students each year in the care of the poisoned patient.
Interests include acute care toxicology, new and novel drugs of abuse, response to emerging public health threats and reducing the harm from the opioid epidemic.