Hayes headshot - Aug 2014Bryan D. Hayes, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT, FASHP

I am an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist and Toxicologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of EM in the Division of Medical Toxicology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. After finishing my PharmD degree (2005), PGY-1 pharmacy residency (2006), and clinical toxicology fellowship (2008), I joined the University of Maryland team as their first EM pharmacist, a role I served in from 2008-2016. We then moved back home to the Boston area to be nearer to family and for the position at MGH. I am board-certified in Clinical Toxicology.

My educational passion is teaching practical EM pharmacology that can improve patient care at the bedside. With this in mind, we created the Capsules series hosted at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine University (ALiEMU). Capsules is a free, online EM pharmacology curriculum that distills complex principles into easy-to-apply concepts. We also launched the EM Pharm Pearls series hosted on Academic Life in EM.

Jenny L. Koehl, PharmD, BCPS @jlkoehl

I am an emergency medicine pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital. After earning my PharmD degree at UCSF (2015), I returned home to Wisconsin to complete my PGY-1 and PGY-2 Emergency Medicine pharmacy residencies (2015-2017) at the University of Wisconsin Health. Following residency, I moved to Boston to join the incredible EM team at MGH.

I am a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and my passions include advancing pharmacy resident education and research training, mentorship, national committee involvement, and global health. My practice interests include cardiology, toxicology, and infectious diseases.

obrien-headshotMike O’Brien, PharmD @MikeEMPharmD

I am an emergency medicine pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital. I completed my PGY1 and PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital and obtained my PharmD from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. I love to stay up-to-date on the current literature and enjoy discussing clinical controversies because I feel the grey area is where we have the most to learn but can also make the largest impact.

The main goals of this site are:

  1. To provide succinct reviews of important new articles in emergency medicine drug therapy and clinical toxicology
  2. To announce new Capsules module releases
  3. To share handouts and lecture recordings from my local, regional, and national talks
  4. To share infographics from Dr. Michael O’Brien


The purpose of this blog is education only. By reading this blog, you agree not to use this blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the blog. Under no circumstances shall this blog or any contributors to the blog be responsible for damages arising from use of the blog.

Furthermore, this blog should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the blog.

The opinions expressed on this blog are my own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Massachusetts General Hospital or Harvard Medical School.


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