Heather A. Borek, MD

BorekHeather Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Associate Fellowship Director for Medical Toxicology
Associate Medical Director, Blue Ridge Poison Center

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 924-5185
Fax: (434) 971-8657
E-mail: hab2t@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu



  • Fellowship, Blue Ridge Poison Center, Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia (2012)
  • Public Health Certificate, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia (2011)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia (2010)
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2007)
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Virginia (2003)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Envenomation
  • Management of the critically ill poisoned patient


  • Borek HA and Charlton NP. Accidental pediatric paliperidone ingestion resulting in delayed profound tachycardia. J Emerg Med. 2019;57(4):e109–e111. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.06.049
  • Borek HA and Eisenstat M. ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Toxic Mouth Pain. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. August 30, 2018. https://www.aliem.com/2018/08/acmt-toxicology-visual-pearls-toxic-mouth-pain/
  •  Borek H, Rizer J, Ngo A. Fab Antivenom Controversy Continues. Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70(6): 928-929. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.08.002.
  • Borek HA, Charlton NP. In Reply to Drs Weinstein and White. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015;26(4):573. doi:10.1016/j.wem.2015.04.002.
  • Borek HA, Charlton NP. How not to train your dragon: A case of a Komodo dragon bite. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015;26(2):196-199. doi:10.1016/j.wem.2014.12.014