The medical toxicology fellowship is an ACGME-approved two-year fellowship offered through the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health. The aim of our program is to provide fellows the educational experience necessary to independently practice medical toxicology. To do this, fellows are given progressive responsibilities as they develop their skills. We have 7 board certified faculty providing comprehensive clinical training in Medical Toxicology with extensive opportunities for patient care, translational research, graduate education and teaching.


The program employs several training sites, each with different patient populations, disease spectrums, and health care delivery models. The primary training site is UC Davis Medical Center, a major academic health center that includes the regions only level 1 pediatric and adult trauma centers, a compressive children's hospital, a regional burn treatment center, and a comprehensive cancer treatment center. The inpatient consultations are heavily oriented towards critical care medicine and pediatric exposures. A second training site is VA Northern California Medical Center, which is a heavily integrated national system. The consults are oriented towards environmental and occupational exposures. Finally, medical toxicology fellows provide medical toxicology consultation, with attending backup, for the Sacramento Division of the California Poison Control System. Fellows also receive experience in hyperbaric medicine through David Grant Medical Center on Travis Airforce Base and laboratory experience through California Animal Health & Food Safety Lab System at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the medical toxicology lab at UC Davis Medical Center. Having multiple training sites gives the fellows opportunities to learn first-hand about the vast toxicology exposures and allows the program to achieve its educational goal of graduating well-rounded toxicologists capable of practicing independently.

Medical toxicology fellows have substantial opportunities for teaching. Many fellows work in the emergency departments at UC Davis Medical Center the VA Northern California Medical Center where they supervise residents and medical students. They also serve as educators of medical toxicology to residents and medical students during teaching rounds. Fellows are required to complete 1 scholarly activity during their fellowship.

All fellow candidates must be able to work independently as an emergency medicine attending during their fellowship and therefore must have completed training in an ACGME an AOA-approved residency program in emergency medicine. We cannot accept applicants on J1 or H1B Visas at this time.

Learn more about our Toxicology Fellowship- Goals & Schedule

Fellowship Director 

James Chenoweth, M.D.

Current fellows

Stacy Marshall, M.D.
Lilyanne Jewett, M.D.
Charles McElyea, M.D.

Past fellows

David Betting, M.D.
Michael Hayoun, M.D.
Kim Kwai, M.D.
Ally Dorey, M.D.
Pieter Scheerlinck, M.D.
Thais Davis, M.D.

Bailey Roche, M.D.
James Chenoweth, M.D.
Daniel Colby, M.D.
Joshua Radke, M.D.
Jonathan Ford, M.D.
Kelly Owen, M.D.

How to apply and deadline

The medical toxicology fellowship participates in the NRMP match process. All interested applicants should submit an application via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). The program number is 1180521008. For questions about the program or application process, please contact our Program Director, Dr. James Chenoweth or Fellowship Coordinator, Jennifer Lanthier.

Candidate requirements and eligibility

Being an ACGME – accredited fellowship, all candidates must have completed training in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada. Candidates may be trained in emergency medicine, pediatrics, or preventive medicine.