Michael E. Mullins, MD, FACEP, FAACT

Michael E. Mullins, MD, FACEP, FAACT mullinsm@wustl.edu

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Consultant, Medical Toxicology

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  • B.A., Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1983
  • M.D., Hahnemann Univeristy School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1987


  • Residency: Emergency Medicine, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas 1994
  • Fellowship: Medical Toxicology, Oregon Poison Center/Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Medical Toxicology
  • Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Combat Medical Badge
  • Army Flight Surgeon Badge
  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Army Service Ribbon

Recent Publications view all

Peer reviewed manuscripts

  1. McGovern AJ, Vitkovitsky IV, Jones DL, Mullins ME. Can AST/ALT ratio indicate recovery after acute paracetamol poisoning? Clin Toxicol 2015; 53: 164-167. PMID: 25652258
  2. Watkins JW, Schwarz ES, Mullins ME, Arroyo-Plasencia A. The use of physostigmine by toxicologists in anticholinergic toxicity. J Med Toxicol 2015 (accepted, in press, on-line 16 Dec 2014) PMID: 25510306
  3. Ali AJ, Horwitz DA, Mullins ME. Lack of Coagulopathy after Copperhead Snakebites. Ann Emerg Med 2015 (published on-line 7 Sept 2014) PMID: 25199611
  4. Lavonas EJ, Gerardo CJ, for the Copperhead Snakebite Recovery Outcome Group. Prospective study of recovery from copperhead snake envenomation. BMC Emerg Med 2014 (accepted, in press)
  5. Abdelmalek D, Schwarz ES, Halcomb SE, Sampson C, Arroyo-Plasencia A, McCammon C, Stenger A, Krehbiel N, and Mullins ME. Life threatening diphenhydramine toxicity presenting with seizures and a wide complex tachycardia improved with intravenous fat emulsion. Am J Ther 2014; 21:542-544. PMID: 24096706
  6. Liss DB, Paden MS, Schwarz ES, Mullins ME. What is the clinical significance of 5-oxoproline (pyroglutamic acid) in high anion gap metabolic acidosis following paracetamol (acetaminophen) exposure? Clin Toxicol 2013; 51: 817-27. PMID: 24111553
  7. Ran R, Mullins ME. Does handling E-85 motor fuel produce positive breath alcohol measurements? J Anal Toxicol 2013; 37: 430-432.
  8. Rengarajan A, Mullins ME. Frequency of false positive urine screens for PCP with common medications. Clin Toxicol 2013; 51: 493-496
  9. Ferguson IT, Mullins ME. Diagnostic accuracy of fingerstick β-hydroxybutyrate (β-OHB) for ketonuria in pregnant women with nausea and vomiting. Acad Emerg Med 2013; 20:954-956.
  10. Roe JL, Fuentes JM, Mullins ME. Underdosing of common antibiotics in obese patients. Amer J Emerg Med 2012; 30: 1212-1214. DOI 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.05.027

Invited publications (e.g. reviews, book chapters, etc.)

  1. Mullins ME. Commentary on: Unexplained hemolytic anemia with multi-organ failure. Clin Chem 2011 57: 1488.
  2. Mullins ME. Mon bête noir. J Med Toxicol 2011;7: 181. DOI 10.1007/s13181-011-0153-7
  3. Mullins ME. On the Level. J Med Toxicol 2010; 6:471. DOI: 10.1007/s13181-010-0118-2
  4. Elias MF, Mullins ME. What’s new in Hawaiian emergency medicine? The Proceedings of the Straub Foundation, 1998; 62:34-5.

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