Year 2 Fellows
Frank Dicker, MD
Frank is from small-town Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee and his medical education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Army as an Active Duty Physician and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in a military-civilian partnership program. Following residency, he served as the Flight Surgeon for the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion for 3 years and then spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina in a military-civilian partnership while attached to a Forward Surgical Resuscitation Detachment. His academic interests include critical care toxicology, alcohol withdrawal, and illicit substance para-intoxicants. Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, breweries, and being outdoors.
Alexander Lazar, MD
Alex was born and raised in the Hoosier state of Indiana, where he grew up in the town of Westfield. After graduating from high school, he attended Indiana University where he obtained degrees in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. After graduating, he studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Following medical school, he set off on a journey to Hartford, Connecticut where he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. After his time in Connecticut, he returned to the Midwest for fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Washington University in St Louis. His interests in medicine include critical care, toxicology, ultrasound, LGBTQIA health, and furthering medical education. Outside the hospital, Alex can be found at local eateries (Gramophone particularly), attending bar trivia with friends, and walking his co-fellow’s dog Watson through Forest Park.
Year 1 Fellows
Carleigh Hebbard, PhD, MD
Carleigh is originally from southeast Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies in Cell & Molecular Biology and in Spanish at Tulane and Sophie Newcomb College in Louisiana, respectively. Following graduation, Carleigh joined the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Medical Scholars Program, completing her MS in Microbiology (Glycobiology), PhD in Biochemistry (Thrombosis and Hemostasis), and MD. Her doctoral work focused on helping elucidate the role of the platelet-released molecule polyphosphate (PolyP) in blood clotting. She is an OSU Buckeye having finished her EM residency training at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Since graduate school, she has been collaborating with multiple labs on various basic science and translational research projects: investigating the link between heart failure and mRNA; trying to understand the pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics involved in patients’ responses to certain medications, and characterizing factors involved in opioid use disorder. Her long-term academic interest is to merge EM/Tox and basic research. When she is not working, she plays soccer (indoor, outdoor, full-field, 3v3…), snowboards, and watches Frasier, The Office (American version), and Brooklyn 99 on repeat.
Kim-Long Nguyen, MD, MBA
Kim-Long was born in California but grew up in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. He had attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate studies majoring in both biochemistry and chemistry. He attended the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for his medical education, during which he had obtained an additional masters of business administration at the Rawls College of Business. He finally made it out of Texas and completed his emergency medicine residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis prior to starting Toxicology fellowship here. Outside of work, he enjoys food experiences and breweries and the occasional surprised look when someone witnesses the volume of food he regularly eats in a sitting (even he doesn’t know where it all goes).