Ruben E Olmedo, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
Specialties:Medical Toxicology - Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Research Topics:Neurotoxicology, Opioid/Cannabinoid Receptors
Dr. Ruben Olmedo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As the Director of the Division of Toxicology and the Director of Customer Service and Wellness, he is an integral part of the Department of Emergency Medicine through his clinical, administrative, educational and research contributions. He is a member of the American College of Medical Toxicology and of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow Educator of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Medical Education.
Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:
NYC DOH ED Advisory Group
American Board of Emergency Medicine
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr.
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Hospital Center
Fellowship, Medical Toxicology, Bellevue Hospital Center
Teacher of the Year
Customer Service Red Carpet Team Award
Teacher of the Year
Illicit Drug Use and Dependance
My research interest lies in all aspects of illicit drug use, dependence, tolerance and withdrawal and in the critical care of the poisoned patient. The Division of Toxicology is currently engaged in phase 2 clinical trial with the Department of Neuroscience in using cannabidiol for reduction of craving in opioid dependence.
Olmedo RE. Chapter 83 Phencyclidine. In: Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin N, Weisman RS, Howland MA, Hoffman RS, editors. Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies: 10th edition. Stamford, CT, Appleton & Lange;.
Nelson BP, Okuda Y, Olmedo RE. Toxicological Toxidromes. New York, Cambridge University Press;.
Weiner S, Olmedo RE, Howland M. Ethanol elimination kinetics following massive ingestion in an ethanol naive child. Hum Exp Toxicol. J Toxicol 2013; 32: 775-777.
Yakobi R, Olmedo RE. Toxicology Section. In: New York Handbook of Emergency Medicine. Outskirts Press, Inc;.
Kirrane B, Olmedo RE, Hoffman RS. Inconsistent Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Digoxin Toxicity in the United States. Human and Experimental Toxicol 2009 May; 28(5): 285-92.
Olmedo RE, Hoffman RS. Chapter 75 ; Cocaine. In: Brent J, Phillips S, Buckwalter W, editors. Critical Care Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient. Mosby Yearbook Publishers;.
Hamilton RJ, Olmedo RE, Sach S, E. Complications of ultrarapid opioid detoxification with subcutaneous naltrexone pellets. Acad Emerg Med 2002; 9: 63-68.
Olmedo RE, Nelson LS, Chu J, Hoffman RS. Is surgical decontamination necessary for definite treatment of body packers? . Am J Emerg Med 2001; 19: 593-596.
Olmedo RE, Hoffman RS, Jagoda A, Reggio S. Withdrawal Syndromes. In: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, PA, W. B. Saunders Company; pp273-288.