Name:

Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT

Title:

Professor – Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Chicago – Stritch School of Medicine

Director, Division of Toxicology

Director of Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine

Director of Medical Toxicology, Loyola University Medical Center

Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center (1999 – 2007)

Fellowship:

Vanderbilt University – Medical Toxicology

Residency:

Medical College of Wisconsin

Chief Resident (1995-1996)

Medical School:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Areas Of Interest:

Medical Toxicology, Emergency Preparedness

Academic Involvement:

    • Committees:
      • Chair, Loyola Pharmacy and Therapeutics
      • Member, SSOM Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure
      • Director, EM Grand Rounds Planning Committee
    • Professional Society Activity:
      • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology:
        • Member, Radiation Section, 2009 – present
        • Member, Weapons of Mass Destruction Section, 2009 – 2014
        • Chair, Weapons of Mass Destruction Section, 2014 – present
      • American College of Medical Toxicology:
        • Member, Practice Committee, 2011 – present
        • Member, Education Committee, 2005 – present
        • Member, ACMT at NACCT Working Group, 2014 – 2016
        • Leader, ACMT at NACCT Working Group, 2016 – present
        • Lead Organizer, ACMT’s Total Tox Course, 2017 – 2018
    • Select Recent Lectures:
      • Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdoses, Quality Improvement Conference, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, May 2016.
      • Icatibanter: A Formulary Debate, American College of Medical Toxicology North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology PreMeeting Symposium, New and Novel Rx: Drugs, Antidotes and Delivery Systems, Boston, MA, September 2016.
      • Potent Toxins: A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!, EMS Geneva Conference, Delavan, WI, March 2017.
      • Off Label Use of Antidotes: Working in or Around the FDA, Illinois Emergency Nurse Association 43rd Annual Spring Symposium, Lisle, IL, April 2017.
      • Academic Promotion: Demystifying It, Primary Care Physician Annual Retreat, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, November 2017.
      • Flumazenil: CNS Depression Re-Versed, American College of Medical Toxicology North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology PreMeeting Symposium, Up for Debate: Addressing Controversies in Poisoning, Vancouver, BC, October 2017.
      • Disaster Preparedness: Organophosphates and Nerve Agents, ACMT’s Total Tox Course, Chicago, IL, September 2018.
    • Select Scholarly Activity:
      • Hantsch Bardsley C. Opioids. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, editors. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, 8th edition. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier; 2013. p. 2052-56.
      • Hantsch Bardsley C, Martens KA, Weaver MT, Oleksiak MA. Valproic Acid Toxicity: Do Nontoxicologists Recognize and Treat it with Carnitine? Poster presentation at American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, San Juan PR, March 2013 and Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Spring Symposium, Chicago IL, May 2013.
      • Hantsch Bardsley C. Bothrops Moojeni Envenomation: A Rare Situation Further Complicated by an Uncommon Horse Allergy. Clinical Toxicology 2016;54:659. Poster presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Boston, MA, September 2016.
      • Ehenpreis J, Hantsch C. Acute High Body Burden Of Lead Due To Delayed Removal Of An Ingested Foreign Body. Clinical Toxicology 2018. Poster presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
      • Koehler R, Hantsch C, Baldea A, Byram S. Survival Following Novel Interventions To Treat Severe Acute Toxic Inhalational Injury In A Steel Foundry Worker. Clinical Toxicology 2018. Poster presentation at North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Chicago, IL, October 2018.
      • Haacker L, Maliekel MJ, Hantsch Bardsley C, Bergren R, Meresh E, Halaris A. Serotonin Syndrome Following Septal Myectomy in Association with Fentanyl and Methylene Blue: A Case Report. Psychosomatics 2018: Epub ahead of print. PMID 29761985

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018 Education Committee Service Award, American College of Medical Toxicology
  • 2014 Magis Galaxy Recipient, Loyola University Medical Center