Michael P. Spadafora Medical Toxicology Travel Award

Award: 2023 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting Registration and Travel Reimbursement
Number of Awards Available: 1
Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Award Overview

Dr. Michael P. Spadafora was an academic emergency physician, medical toxicologist, and ACMT member who was dedicated to resident education. After his untimely death in 1999, awards were established at both the MTF and the SAEM Foundation in his name to encourage residents to pursue medical toxicology fellowship training. 

The awardee will be recognized at the 2023 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting & Symposium in San Diego, CA, March 31 – April 2, 2023. The award, valued at $1,500, will provide registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting and fund reimbursement to support travel and lodging. 

Award Eligibility

Any PGY-1 or PGY-2 in a three-year residency program (or a PGY-1, 2, or 3 in a 4-year program) of an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program is eligible to apply for and receive the award.

Application Procedures

Applicant is required to provide the following information:

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Letter documenting verification of employment
  3. Letter of support from the applicant's program director
  4. Letter of nomination from a current ACMT member (if the program director is an ACMT member, that letter will suffice.)
  5. 1–2-page essay describing the applicant’s interest in and background in medical toxicology

Submission

Submit application materials in .pdf format via email to  with 'MTF Spadafora Travel Award' in the subject line. 

Judgment

The Awards Committee evaluates application submissions. Recipient recommendations are subject to review by the MTF Board of Directors. The Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no applicants of sufficient merit.

2022 Recipients

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Matthew Dernbach, MD
Resident, Medical University of South Carolina

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Tori Erhardt, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Emory University School of Medicine

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Anastassia Gorvitorskaia, MD
Resident, Mount Sinai Health System

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H. Keahi Mookini Horowitz, MD
Resident, Stony Brook University Hospital

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Cyrus Kuschner, MD
Resident, Emory University

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Anthony Spadaro, MD
Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Past Recipients

2021
Axel Adams, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, The University of Washington, School of Medicine

Samy Chettat, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Oregon Health and Science University

Jason Elzinga, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Cummin School of Medicine at the University of Calgary

Alexander Lazar, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Connecticut

 

Mark Simon, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital

Scott Wakeham, MD
Emergency medicine Resident, Cummin School of Medicine at the University of Calgary

2020
David Toomey, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program


2019
Joshua Trebach, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Medicine


2018
Nathan Kunzler, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program


2017
Alexander Huh, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Pittsburgh


2016
Adrienne R. Hughes, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Washington Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2017-2019


2015
Aaron Fields, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, University of Rochester Medical Center
Addiction Medicine Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center


2014
Rachel Wightman, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident, New York University
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2015-2017


2013
Gillian A. Beauchamp, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, 2014-2016


2012
Hallam M. Gugelmann, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pennsylvania
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 2013-2015


2011
Travis Olives, MD
Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Regions Hospital / Hennepin Medical Center, 2014-2016


2010
Jared W. Pelo, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Virginia School of Medicine


2009
Fiona M. Garlich, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2010-2012
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2012


2008
David Jang, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, New York University School of Medicine, 2009-2011
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2012
Click here to see Dr. Jang receive the 2008 Spadafora Award


2007
Michael Abraham, MD MS
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Maryland


2006
Michael Levine, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's / Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Banner Good Samaritan Phoenix, 2008-2010
Board Certified in Medical Toxicology, 2010


2003
Jeff Ferguson, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Virginia


2003
Kjell Lindgren, MD
Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin Medical Center