Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT Board Member (Term 1: 2021-2024)


After her fellowship, Dr. Hantsch spent nearly 22 years at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Medical Center. There, she established an inpatient toxicology clinical service and clinical rotations for graduate medical trainees and students in multiple fields. With an interest in medication management and safety, she joined the hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, serving as member for 6 years before being appointed chair and leading the committee for another 6 years. Dr. Hantsch earned the academic rank of Professor of Emergency Medicine, was Director of the Division of Toxicology, and Director of Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. As a clinical faculty member, she was appointed to the Stritch Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure, serving for 7 years including 2 as a subcommittee chair leading revision of the clinician educator track guidelines. In 2018, she was the founding Program Director of the Loyola emergency medicine residency. Dr. Hantsch served for more than 8 years as Medical Director of the Illinois Poison Center. In addition, she is a regular organizer and contributor to many local, regional, and national/international continuing education programs. After leaving academics, she worked for the U.S. FDA in pharmacovigilance for a year. As of 2022, she is board certified in addiction medicine in addition to emergency medicine and medical toxicology. Dr. Hantsch was elected to the ACMT Board of Directors in 2021, is a member of the Education Committee, and chair of the Practice Committee. 


Dr. Hantsch is a graduate of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. She completed an emergency medicine residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then continued her training in a medical toxicology fellowship at Vanderbilt University.