Dr. Mullins

2019 Invited Lectures

February 14, 2019:  Invited presentation on “A bloody mess: outbreak of brodifacoum tainted K2 in Illinois” at Illinois ACEP meeting (Peoria, IL).   This lead to subsequent presentations on this topic at four international meetings in Australia, Poland, Israel, and Mexico.

May 2, 2019:  Toxicology and Poisons Network Australasia (TAPNA) meeting in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

November 16, 2019:  Copernicus Emergency Medicine conference in Lodz, Poland

November 20, 2019:  Israeli — American Toxicology Conference in Haifa, Israel.

November 23, 2019:  XIV Congreso Nacional en Medicina de Urgencia in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

 “A quick trip through the QT interval: using the QT nomogram to predict cardiac events” at the Israeli — American Toxicology Conference in Haifa, Israel and Urgencias Mexico in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

2019 Editorial Responsibilities 

Editor-in-Chief, Toxicology Communications

11th year as Reviews Editor for Clinical Toxicology.


  • “Controversies in the treatment of ciguatera fish poisoning” Vth Congreso Peruano de Toxicología y IVth Congreso Internacional de Toxicología” (Lima, Perú); 19 Aug 2015


  • “Is mannitol the drug of choice for treatment of ciguatera poisoning?” Washington Univ. EM Grand Rounds 6 Jan 2015.
  • “Snakes on a Plain” Memorial Hospital (Springfield IL) and St. Francis Hospital (Peoria IL) 3 Sep 2015.
    Missouri Chapter American College of Physicians (Osage Beach MO) 20 Sep 2015.
  • “Synthetic Cannabinoids and ‘Bath Salts” Memorial Hospital (Springfield IL) and St. Francis Hospital (Peoria IL) 3 Sep 2015.
  • “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning” Memorial Hospital (Springfield IL) and St. Francis Hospital (Peoria IL) 19 Jan 2016
  • “Devil in a Blue Dress” (Loperamide poisoning) Memorial Hospital (Springfield IL) and St. Francis Hospital (Peoria IL) 19 Jan 2016
  • “Global Health Opportunities” (panel discussion) Washington University (Danforth Campus) 5 Apr 2016

January 2017 Editor-in-Chief, January 2017 to present

March 2015 Musicca N, Arroyo-Plasencia AM, Mullins ME, Schwarz ES. Kids Get into the Darndest Things.  Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting

February 2015 Mike Mullins spoke at a press conference with State Representative Jeanne Kirkton on Friday, February 20, at the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  He spoke about opioid addiction and overdose and legislation currently being proposed to fix these problems.

July 2014 Emergency Medicine Expert Series Lecture

May 2014 “Dr. Michael Mullins was an invited speaker at the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) meeting in Brussels. Dr. Mullins debated Dr. Robert Hoffman over the question of whether mannitol should be the drug of choice for ciguatera fish poisoning.”

Dr. Liss
Recent Presentations:
Liss DB. Toxicology Pearls for Neurologists. Rush University Neurology Residency Conference. June 8, 2022.
Liss DB, Galati BM, Roper SM, Ancona RM, Kelly JC, Godsy G, Rogers CE, Schwarz SE. Universal Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry Urine Drug Screening in Routine Prenatal Visits for Pregnant Patients. Lightening Oral Presentation at American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2022. 
Liss DB, Filip A, Semple M.  American College of Medical Toxicology National Journal Club. Opioid Overdose and Naltrexone, March 8, 2022
Liss D. American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Annual Scientific Assembly in St. Louis, Missouri. Breve Dulce presentation.  Advanced Buprenorphine Applications, June 23, 2021.  
Liss D. American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Annual Scientific Assembly in St. Louis, Missouri. Breve Dulce presentation.  Unraveling Brown Recluse Bites, June 22, 2021. 
Liss D, Roper S, Dietzen D, Mullins M. Does patiromer bind lithium? An in-vitro study.  Virtual lightening oral abstract presentation at the American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2021. 
Recent Publications:
Stephens RJ, Filip AB, Baumgartner KT, Schwarz ES, Liss DB. Benzonatate Overdose Presenting as Cardiac Arrest with Rapidly Narrowing QRS Interval. J Med Toxicol. 2022 Jul 5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35790679. 
Mullins ME, Liss DB, Schwarz ES, Arroyo-Plasencia A. 61-year-old woman, nausea, paresthesia, cold allodynia, Dx? J Fam Pract. 2022 Apr;71(3):138-140. PMID: 35561236. 
Mullins ME, Schwarz ES, Liss DB, Baumgartner KT, Devgun JM. How Should Native Crotalid Envenomation Be Managed in the Emergency Department? J Emerg Med. 2022 Jan;62(1):131-132. PMID: 35090730. 
Lewis S, Liang SY, Schwarz ES, Liss DB, Winograd RP, Nolan NS, Durkin MJ, Marks LR. Patients With Serious Injection Drug Use-Related Infections who Experience Patient-Directed Discharges on Oral Antibiotics Have High Rates of Antibiotic Adherence but Require Multidisciplinary Outpatient Support for Retention in Care. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 6;9(2): PMID: 35106316 
Baumgartner K, Salmo E, Liss D, Devgun J, Mullins M, Galati B, Kelly J, Schwarz E. Transdermal buprenorphine for in-hospital transition from full agonist opioids to sublingual buprenorphine: a retrospective observational cohort study. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022 Jan 20:1-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35048759. 
Kessler SH, Schwarz ES, Liss DB. Methadone vs. Buprenorphine for In-Hospital Initiation: Which Is Better for Outpatient Care Retention in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder? J Med Toxicol. 2022 Jan;18(1):11-18. Epub 2021 Sep 23. PMID: 34554396.  
Winograd RP, Coffey B, Woolfolk C, Wood CA, Ilavarasan V, Liss D, Jain S, Stringfellow EJ. To prescribe or not to prescribe?: Barriers and motivators for progressing along each stage of the buprenorphine training and prescribing path. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2022 Jan. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11414-021-09783-z 
Liss DB, Roper SM, Dietzen DJ, Mullins ME. In-vitro study of lithium binding by sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma®) or patiromer (Veltassa®). Toxicology Communications, 2021;5(1): 161-164. 
Marks LR, Reno H, Liang SY, Schwarz ES, Liss DB, Jiang L, Nolan NS, Durkin MJ. Value of Packaged Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections for Persons who Inject Drugs Hospitalized With Serious Injection-Related Infections. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 11;8(11):ofab489. PMID: 34926711.
Liss DB, Mullins ME. Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Drug Toxicity. Crit Care Clin. 2021 Jul;37(3):591-604. PMID: 34053708. 
Dr. Baumgartner

Recent Publications

Baumgartner K and Devgun J. “Toxicology of medications for diabetes mellitus.” Crit Care Clin. 2021;37:577-589 

Baumgartner K and Mullins M. “Pediatric clonidine and guanfacine poisoning: a single-center retrospective review.” Toxicol Comm. 2021; 5(1):61-65 

Baumgartner K, Doering M, Schwarz E. “Vilazodone poisoning: a systematic review.” Clin Toxicol. 2020;58(5):360-7 

Baumgartner KT, Fishburn SJ, Mullins ME. “Current management of copperhead snakebites in Missouri.” MO Med. 2019 May-Jun;116(3):201-5 

Recent Speaking Events

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Fungus Among Us. Peoria & Springfield EM Residency Conferences, January 2021. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Fungus Among Us. WashU EM Residency Conference, November 2020 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Pediatric Lead Poisoning. WashU Pediatrics Conference, November 2020. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue. WashU EM Residency Conference, August 2020. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD and Evan Schwarz MD. Toxicology for EMS. Missouri/Arkansas AirEvac. August 2020. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Better Know a Benzo. WashU EM Residency Conference, May 2020. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine. Peoria & Springfield EM Residency Conferences, April 2020.  

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine. Wash EM Residency Conference, March 2020.  

Brian Bausano MD, Kevin Baumgartner MD, Lindsay Wasser. Building a Boot Camp. Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly, New York City, March 2020. 

Kevin Baumgartner MD. Too Much Iron in Your Blood. WashU EM Residency Conference, March 2020. 

Recent Editorial, Educational, and Service Work

Member, Editorial Board, Clinical Toxicology

Member, GRACE-4 Working Group on Non-Opioid Substance Dependence, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Co-Director, Introduction to Addiction Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine