Erica L. Liebelt, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at UAB, is the incoming president of the American College of Medical Toxicology, which works to advance the care of poisoned patients and support physicians who specialize in providing emergency, consultative, forensic, public health and industrial toxicology services. During her two-year term, Liebelt plans to increase the national exposure of the medical toxicology specialty and promote patient-safety initiatives and goals.

Liebelt directs the Medical Toxicology Program at the UAB Hospital and Children’s Hospital and is the medical co-director of the Regional Poison Control Center in Birmingham.

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) is the nation’s only professional, nonprofit national association of physicians with recognized expertise in medical toxicology. Liebelt was elected to the board of directors in 2000 and has served in many capacities including chair of the Education and Research Committees, secretary/treasurer and vice president.