Regions Hospital Toxicology

Regions Toxicology Education and Clinical Services is a Division of the Emergency Medicine department at Regions Hospital. The Service plays an active role in the education of fellows, residents, students, and nursing personnel. In addition to education, the Regions Tox Service is actively engaged in patient consultations throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and toxicology research.

Regions Tox is closely associated with the Hennepin Regional Poison Center, and together the two groups/locations are responsible for the education and supervision of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship, sponsored through Health Partners Institute for Education and Research (

The Toxicology Team:
Samuel J. Stellpflug, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FACMT
Director,  Regions Hospital Toxicology and Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology, Regions Hospital
Assoc. Prof. of Emergency Medicine, University of MN Medical School
Toxicologist Consultant, Minnesota Poison Control

JJ Rasimas, MD PhD
Faculty Physician, Psychiatry and Clinical Toxicology, Regions Hospital

Kristin M. Engebretsen, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT
Clinical Toxicologist, Regions Hospital

Jon Cole, MD
Medical Director, Minnesota Poison Control
Faculty Emergency Physician and C
linical Toxicologist, Hennepin County Medical Center
Asst. Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Assoc. Prof. of Emergency Medicine, University of MN Medical School

Andrew Topliff, MD
Assoc. Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Joel S. Holger, MD, FAAEM
Director, Toxicology Research
Faculty Physician, Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital
Becky Gardner, MD
Toxicology Fellow (2013- 2015)
Jenna Leroy, MD
Toxicology Fellow (2014-2016)
Travis Olives, MD
Toxicology Fellow (2014-2016)
Sean Boley, MD
Toxicology Fellow (2015-2017)
Abby Montague, MD
Toxicology Fellow (2015-2017)

"Alle Ding' sind Gift, und nichts ohn' Gift; allein die Dosis macht, daß ein Ding kein Gift ist."
Paracelsus (1493-1541).