Regional Directors

AHLS Regional Directors

Geographical regions have been established and Regional Directors have been appointed to maximize the medical community’s access to the AHLS Program. Each Regional Director is board-certified in toxicology through the Medical Toxicology Subboard of the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine (ABEM, ABP, and ABPM), the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT), or the American Board of Medical Toxicology (ABMT). In addition, the Regional Director must maintain current AHLS Instructor status.

When planning a course, the Regional Director can be contacted to potentially serve as the required Course Director, Medical Director, and/or Toxicologist for a course. If you are interested in hosting AHLS Courses, contact the Regional Director for your area and the AHLS International Headquarters.

Brent Morgan

AHLS Regional Director: Region 4 (TN, NC, MS, AL, GA, SC, FL)
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief of Service, Medical Toxicology
Director, Medical Toxicology Residency Program, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center

Jerrold B. Leikin

AHLS Regional Director: Region 5 (MI, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY)
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Miguel C. Fernández

AHLS Regional Director: Region 6 (OK, AR, TX, LA)
AHLS Administrative Policy Committee Member
Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology

Jon B. Cole

AHLS Regional Director: Region 7 (ND, MN, SD, NE, IA, KS, MO)
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Hennepin Regional Poison Center and Minnesota Poison Control System

Frank G. Walter

AHLS Regional Director: Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, NM, AK, HI)
Chair, AHLS Scientific Advisory Committee
Chair, AHLS Administrative Policy Committee
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Science

Zane Horowitz

AHLS Regional Director: Region 10 (WA, OR, ID)
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine