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Clinical Toxicology Fellowship (PharmD)

The Georgia Poison Center (GPC), a department of the Grady Health System, is seeking qualified applicants for a twelve (12)-month PGY2 fellowship or twenty-four (24)-month PGY1 residency/PGY2 fellowship in clinical toxicology. The goal of the clinical toxicology fellowship is to train a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduate to function in a professional, administrative, and research capacity in a regional poison center, clinical toxicology service, and/or academic environment. The GPC also serves as an active learning and training site for pharmacy students and residents in clinical pharmacy practice.


The GPC, which is certified and accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, is a non-profit organization that provides 24-hour per day poison treatment advice to the public, physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals. Our services help to reduce the severity of poisonings and in many cases save lives. The program may extend through a one (1) or two (2)-year period, depending on whether the applicant has completed a PGY-1 residency prior to acceptance into the Clinical Toxicology Fellowship. If the applicant will be completing the 24-month combined PGY1 residency/PGY2 fellowship program the first year will be spent primarily at Grady Health, focusing on developing general clinical pharmacy skills. First the fellow will spend the year at Grady Memorial Hospital engaging in direct patient care, rounding with medical teams, enhancing presentation and research skills, and developing leadership qualities. During the second year of the combined PGY1/PGY2 program, or if the applicant will only be completing the 12-month PGY2 fellowship, they will be primarily at the Georgia Poison Center, focusing on the development of clinical toxicology skills and management of poisoned patients.

As a PGY-2 fellow at the Georgia poison center, you will:


After successful completion of a clinical toxicology fellowship at the GPC, the fellow will be able to:

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear

The Georgia Poison Center will be present at ASHP Midyear2022 in Vegas, NV. We encourage you to reach out to our current fellows if you are interested in discussing the program further:

Current Fellows

2021-2023 (PGY1/2)      Jay Adams, PharmD jpadams1@gmh.edu

2022-2023 (PGY3)        Nicole McElory, PharmD nmcelroy@georgiapoisoncenter.org

2022-2024 (PGY1/2)    Amber Patt, PharmD anpatt@gmh.edu







Candidates applying for the 12-month program (PGY2 fellowship only) – CLICK HERE

Candidates applying for the 24-month program (Combined PGY1 residency/PGY2 fellowship) – CLICK HERE

To request more information, contact:
Gaylord Lopez, PharmD, DABAT (Executive Director) glopez@georgiapoisoncenter.org
Stephanie Hon, PharmD, DABAT (Director)  shon@georgiapoisoncenter.org
Patrick Filkins, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT (OP Manager) pfilkins@georgiapoisoncenter.org



Past Fellows

2019-2021 (PGY1/2) Patrick Filkins, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT – Clinical Toxicologist/OP Manager, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, GA

2020-2021 (PGY2) Connor Walsh, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacist, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

2020-2022 (PGY1/2) Amanda Hammond, PharmD, MPH, DABAT – Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, LIU Pharmacy, Brooklyn, NY

2019-2020 (PGY1/2) Jared Cavanaugh, PharmD, DABAT – Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Sciences, California Northstate University College of Pharmacy

2017-2019 (PGY1/2) Elizabeth Silver, PharmD, DABAT – Managing Director, Kansas Poison Control Center, Kansas City, KS

2016-2017 (PGY2) Alexandra (King) Funk, PharmD, DABAT – Director, Florida Poison Information Center – Tampa, Tampa, FL

2014-2016 (PGY1/2) Lindsay (Schaack) Rothstein, PharmD, DABAT – Assistant Director, Florida Poison Information Center – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

2014-2015 (PGY3) Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

2011-2013 (PGY1/2) Dayne Laskey, PharmD, DABAT – Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, Hartford, CT

2010-2012 (PGY1/2) Sara Miller, PharmD, DABAT – Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

2010-2012 (PGY1/2) Rachel Gorodetsky, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT – Clinical Associate Professor, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

2007-2008 (PGY2) Stephanie Hon, PharmD, DABAT – Director, Georgia Poison Center, Atlanta, GA