Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Timothy B. Erickson is an emergency medicine physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA where he serves as the Chief of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also a teaching faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Erickson is also a core faculty member at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in Cambridge, MA with expertise in environmental toxicology and crisis in climate change. He has active humanitarian health projects in Nepal and India as well as in conflict regions of Ukraine and Syria. Dr. Erickson earned his M.D. degree from The Chicago Medical School in 1986. He completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Illinois and his medical toxicology fellowship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Erickson is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Medical Toxicology, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and the prestigious National Geographic Explorers Club.
Previously, Dr. Erickson served as the Director for the UIC Center for Global Health and Full Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Erickson also served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education at the UIC College of Medicine. He was an Acting and Interim Head in the Department of Emergency Medicine and has held other multifaceted appointments ranging from EM Residency Program Director to Chief of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Erickson has been a member of multiple editorial boards and has an active academic history including publishing over 120 original journal articles and book chapters as well as editing 4 major textbooks. He has presented over 100 national and international invited lectures related to emergency medicine, toxicology, humanitarian global health, and wilderness/expedition medicine. Dr. Erickson’s federal grant funding includes HRSA sponsored grants related to global preparedness and bioterrorism and a Medtronic foundation grant addressing acute cardiovascular disease in India. He has extensive international experience in Africa (Rwanda, Sudan, Kenya), Asia (India, Vietnam, Nepal), South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina), Europe (Kosovo, Ukraine, France) and Antarctica.