RushtonAssociate Professor
Medical Director, Alabama Poison Information Center
Director, Office of Medical Toxicology

Research and Clinical Interests
- Medical education
- Emerging drugs of abuse
- Management of envenomations
- Cardiovascular toxins


William Rushton is an Associate Professor and practices emergency medicine and medical toxicology. After finishing medical school at Georgetown University, he pursued residency (Emergency Medicine), chief residency, and fellowship (Medical Toxicology) at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He moved to UAB in summer 2015 to found the medical toxicology program. He has published on trends in toxicology including changing patterns of drug abuse, limits in testing, novel approaches to snake envenomation, and emerging drugs of abuse. In 2021 he presented “Thromboelastography in Crotalid Envenomation” at Philadelphia City Wide Toxicology Day. He currently is the medical director of the Alabama Poison Information Center and the director of the Office of Medical Toxicology.


American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology 


Medical School
Georgetown University 

University of Virginia - Emergency Medicine

University of Virginia - Medical Toxicology