Robert Hendrickson is the Program Director for the fellowship in Medical Toxicology. Dr. Hendrickson is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He practices Emergency Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), and is a Medical Toxicology inpatient consultant at OHSU and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital (DCH).
Dr. Hendrickson completed medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center / Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA. He joined the OHSU Emergency Department and the Oregon Poison Center in 2002.
Dr. Hendrickson has received numerous teaching awards, including the Faculty Clinician of the Year in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 awarded by the graduating OHSU Emergency Medicine residency classes, the Acknowledging Clinical Excellence (ACE) Award awarded by the 2003 OHSU EM residency, and the Best Attending Teacher Award awarded by the 2001 EM class at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hendrickson's research interests are in the fields of illicit drug use, methamphetamine, disaster preparedness, and acetaminophen. He has twice been awarded the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine's Most Newsworthy Abstracts for his work on methamphetamine-related Emergency Department visits.
Dr. Hendrickson is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, the Associate Medical Director for the Oregon Poison Center, and the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness for the OHSU and DCH hospitals and the OHSU health system.
Dr. Hendrickson's outside interests include running, cycling, mountain-biking, skiing, and competing in triathlons.