Pediatric Medical Toxicologist

Children's Mercy Hospital
Facility: Children's Mercy Hospital 
Address: 2401 Gillham Rd 
Kansas City, MO 64108 
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Specialty: Pediatrics : Medical Toxicology 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Children’s Mercy located in Kansas City, is actively recruiting a Pediatric Medical Toxicologist to serve as the Chief, Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation.  

This Pediatrician Toxicologist will join a robust, innovative, multi-disciplinary team offering a broad range of clinical, educational and research initiatives to the institution in the areas of Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical and Environmental Toxicology while enjoying tremendous support from hospital and academic leadership. 

Children’s Mercy recently formed the Section of Toxicology and Environmental Health to combine the Toxicology and Environmental Health Programs at Children’s Mercy.  Currently, Children’s Mercy staffs four medical toxicologists who provide inpatient consult service for the institution and provides on-call coverage for the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center.  Additionally, a robust environmental health program provides outpatient consultation and home assessments for children with adverse health effects from environmental exposures.  A pediatric medical toxicologist is needed full-time to provide oversight to the clinical programs, education and research provided within this Section.   Additionally, the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation provides inpatient and outpatient consultation for patients with adverse drug reactions, drug-drug reactions, and therapeutic drug questions regarding pharmacokinetic/ pharmacogenomics/ pharmacodynamic variants. 

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working within the multi-specialty division on the evaluation and management of patients within the Inpatient Consult Service and Outpatient Clinic
  • Participating in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovations in the recognition, diagnosis, documentation and management of patients with overdose, environmental exposures and adverse drug reactions.
  • Establishing relationships within and outside the Division for research and service promotion regarding toxicology and environmental exposures.
  • Participating in Division research protocols
  • Establishing investigator initiated research that becomes internally or externally funded
  • Teaching Medical Toxicology Curriculum to residents, fellows, and other hospital personnel
  • Serving a role within the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit as a consultant and liaison to local, state, regional and national organizations involved in advocacy and education regarding children with environmental exposures.

The ideal candidate for this position will be board certified in Pediatrics and Medical Toxicology and possess a robust interest in developing an academic career.  

Please send CV to

Attention:   Jennifer Lowry, MD

Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation  

For more information call 816-234-3059

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About Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 367-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year from across the country.  Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S.  News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and has received Magnet® recognition four times for excellence in nursing services.

In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our faculty of nearly 750 pediatric subspecialist and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.  And our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and clinical pharmacology is driving research and innovation in heart care, neonatology, cancer treatment and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children here and around the world.

For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit .


Our Bi-State Community

Kansas City is a major mid-western city on the border of Missouri and Kansas with more than 2 million residents in its large metropolitan area which includes flourishing suburban communities. KC’s climate has relatively high humidity. The most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies. Kansas City’s economy is driven by thousands of small businesses, tech start-ups, medical research, and is the headquarters of companies such as Hallmark and Sprint. It has one of the lowest costs of living of all major U.S. cities and has been rated as one of the 50 Smart Places to Live by Kiplinger Magazine and other publications.

It is a community of good schools, cultural amenities, acclaimed dining and affordable living. It is home to several colleges and universities. It has a robust offering of arts and entertainment from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum, Kaufman Performing Arts Center and Missouri Repertory Theatre to the city's professional and college sports teams. Most importantly, it’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going, and forward-thinking.

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