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 2022 President’s Award, American Red Cross.
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

Recent Publications

  • H. Wyckoff, R. Greif, P. T. Morley et al., 2022 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations: Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; [In Press]
  • Levy MJ, Krohmer J, Goralnick E, Charlton N, et al. A framework for the design and implementation of Stop the Bleed and public access trauma equipment programs. JACEP Open. 2022;3:e12833.
  • Ross JA, Seitz SR, Wernicki P, Fielding RR, Charlton N. First Aid for Pool Chemical Exposure: A Narrative Review. Cureus. 2021 Jul 30;13(7):e16755. doi: 10.7759/cureus.16755. PMID: 34513378; PMCID: PMC8405378.
  • Goolsby, C, Lala, V, Gebner, R, Dacuyan-Faucher, N, Charlton, N, Schuler, K. Emergency physician risk of occupational mortality: A scoping review. JACEP Open. 2021; 2:e12554.
  • Charlton N, Schuler K, Ho C H, Hatten J, Woods WA, Goolsby C. (August 27, 2021) Provider Fatigue During Direct Manual Compression for Life-Threatening Bleeding. Cureus 13(8): e17487. DOI 10.7759/cureus.17487
  • Robison LB, Brady WJ, Robison RA, Charlton N. QT interval prolongation and the risk of malignant ventricular dysrhythmia and/or cardiac arrest: Systematic search and narrative review of risk related to the magnitude of QT interval length. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 May 18;49:40-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.05.032. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34058638.
  • Goolsby, C. A, Schuler, K., Rodzik, R., Charlton, N., Lala, V., Anderson, K., & Pellegrino, J. L. (2021). The FAST VIP (First Aid for Severe Trauma “Virtual” in-Person) Educational Study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, 22(4). Retrieved from
  • 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