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


  • Lauren B. Robison, William J. Brady, Robert A. Robison, Connor Bracy, Matthew Schneck, Nathan Charlton, QT interval prolongation and the rate of malignant ventricular dysrhythmia and cardiac arrest in adult poisoned patients, Am J Emerg Med, Volume 46, 2021, Pages 156-159, ISSN 0735-6757,
  • Charlton N P, Goolsby C A, Zideman D A, et al. (April 13, 2021) Appropriate Tourniquet Types in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review. Cureus 13(4): e14474. doi:10.7759/cureus.14474
  • 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