Nathan P. Charlton, MD

portrait of Dr. Nathan Charlton in his white coat

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Division of Toxicology
Director, Wilderness Medicine Education Program
Director, Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program
Associate Medical Director, Blue Ridge Poison Center

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 924-5185
Fax: (434) 971-8657

Recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Clinical Excellence Award


  • Fellowship, Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia/Blue Ridge Poison Center (2009)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center (2007)
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (2004)
  • BS, Biology, Jacksonville University (2000)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology


  • Goolsby C, Rojas LE, Andersen M, Charlton NP, et al. Potentially survivable fatal vascular access hemorrhage with tourniquet use: A post-mortem analysis. JACEP Open.2020;1-6.
  • Pellegrino J L, Charlton N, Goolsby C (September 21, 2020) “Stop the Bleed” Education Assessment Tool (SBEAT): Development and Validation. Cureus 12(9): e10567. DOI 10.7759/cureus.10567
  • 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
  • Jensen JL, Ohshimo S, Cassan P, First Aid and Pediatric Task Forces of International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, et al. Immediate Interventions for Presyncope of Vasovagal or Orthostatic Origin: A Systematic Review. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020;24(1):64–76. doi:10.1080/10903127.2019.1605431
  • Goolsby C, Rojas L, Moore K, Kretz E, Singletary E, Klimczak V, Charlton N. Layperson Ability and Willingness to Use Hemostatic Dressings: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Mar 15:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1593566. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Freiermuth CE, Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Rapp-Olsson M, Gerardo C, Copperhead Recovery Workgroup. Antivenom Treatment Is Associated with Fewer Patients using Opioids after Copperhead Envenomation. Antivenom Treatment Is Associated with Fewer Patients using Opioids after Copperhead Envenomation. West J Emerg Med: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. 2019;20(3):497-505. Retrieved from
  • Gerardo CJ, Vissoci JRN, de Oliveira LP, Anderson VE, Quackenbush E, Lewis B, Rose SR, Greene S, Toschlog EA, Charlton NP et al. The validity, reliability and minimal clinically important difference of the patient specific functional scale in snake envenomation. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0213077. Published 2019 Mar 5. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0213077