Medical Toxicology Fellows

Medical Toxicology Fellows

Current Fellows


Lewis Hardison, DO

Dr. Hardison completed medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (MO). He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Charleston (WV) Area Medical Center. Dr. Hardison also has an MPH from the University of South Carolina.  


William Rushton, MD

 Dr. Rushton received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine from the University of Virginia. His research interests include drugs of abuse.

Graduated Fellows

Heather Borek

Heather Borek, M.D.

Dr. Borek completed her medical toxicology fellowship in June 2012, following her emergency medicine residency at the University of Virginia. She received her MD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Borek is an Emergency Medicine Physician and Toxicologist at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.


Jennifer Boyle, M.D., PharmD

Dr. Boyle completed her toxicology fellowship in 2010, after completing emergency medicine residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Me. Dr. Boyle received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH as well as her Pharm-D from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Currently she is an Emergency Medicine Physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA.

Nathan Charlton, M.D.

Nathan Charlton, M.D.

Dr. Charlton completed his Medical Toxicology Fellowship in July, 2009, and is now Co-Director of The Blue Ridge Poison Center. He is also the first-ever director of the Wilderness Medicine Course, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Charlton received his M.D. from The University of South Florida in Tampa, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at The University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, S.C.  
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David Lawrence

David Lawrence, D.O.

Dr. Lawrence completed his fellowship in July, 2008, and joined the staff of the Division of Medical Toxicology at the University of Virginia Health System. Prior to his fellowship, he served 2 years as a community emergency Medicine physician in Connecticut and Long Island, NY. He received his D.O. degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at SUNY-Stony Brook Hospital in N.Y.

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Tracey Reilly, M.D.

Dr. Reilly joined the fellowship in July, 2005. She graduated from Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, NY, and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine there as well. In June 2007 she joined the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA as an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and Medical Toxicologist. Currently, Dr. Reilly is an Emergency Medicine Attending Physician and the Medical Toxicologist for Wilson Memorial Hospital in Binghampton, New York.

Adam Rowden

Adam Rowden, D.O.
Dr. Rowden graduated from the UVA Medical Toxicology Fellowship in 2006. He received his degree in Osteopathy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA., and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Seton Hall in Newark, NJ. Dr. Rowden currently serves as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Dave Orlando

David Eldridge, M.D.
Dr. Eldridge graduated from the UVA Medical Toxicology Fellowship in 2005. His primary specialty is pediatrics. Currently he serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. He is also the physician representative to the Lead Advisory Committee for the Control & Prevention of Lead Toxicity for the North Carolina Dept. of Health.

Andy Baer, MD

Andy Baer, M.D.
Assoc. Medical Director, Blue Ridge Poison Center

Dr. Baer graduated from the UVA Medical Toxicology Fellowship in 2004. He has since become boarded in Medical Toxicology, and is a part-time assistant clinical professor at UVA. He works as an attending at the Blue Ridge Poison Center assisting with clinical services. He also holds a full-time emergency medicine position at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. Dr. Baer's interest and expertise pertains to the visual diagnosis of toxicological diseases.