Education and Training


Emergency Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Medical Toxicology - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Addiction Medicine – American Board of Preventive Medicine
Emergency Medicine – American Board of Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Toxicologist

Departments and Services




Del Pizzo, J, EK Fernandez, KT Kopec, J Wenger, EM Noyes, M Salzman, FM Henretig.  Seizures after Pediatric Vilazodone Ingestion: A Case Series.  Pediatric Emergency Care Jun 6, 2017. [epub ahead of print]


Modi A, Amin H, Salzman M, Morgan F. Acute compartment syndrome caused by uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec 23

Pomerleau AC, J Perrone, JA Hoppe, M Salzman, PS Weiss, LS Nelson.  Impact of Prior Therapeutic Opioid Use by Emergency Department Providers on Opioid Prescribing Decisions, West J Emerg Med. 2016;17(6):791-797.

Pomerleau AC, Nelson LS, Hoppe JA, Salzman M, Weiss PS, Perrone J.  The Impact of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Prescribing Guidelines on Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing: A Multi-Center Study.  Pain Med, 2016 Mar 19 [epub ahead of print].


Pescatore R, M Salzman, T Cassidy-Smith, B Freeze.  The Benefits and Risks of Asynchronous Education, Acad Med, 2015 Sep, 90(9):1183.

Hoppe, JA, LS Nelson, J Perrone, et al, for the Prescribing Opioids Safely in the Emergency Department Study (POSED) Investigators, Opioid Prescribing in a Cross Section of US Emergency Departments, Ann Emerg Med, 2015 Sep; 66(3); 253-259.


Salzman M, Friedman J.  Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation induced splenic laceration and hepatosplenic hematoma.  Am J Emerg Med 2011 Feb 2 [epub ahead of print].


Herres J, Ryan D, Salzman M.  Delayed salicylate toxicity with undetectable initial levels after large-dose aspirin ingestion.  Am J Emerg Med.  2009 Nov,27(9):1173. E1-3.  


Salzman M.  Methanol Neurotoxicity.  Images in clinical toxicology.  Clinical Toxicology, 44:89-90, 2006.



Gruber, E, Zinta Zapp, Richard Pescatore, Matthew Salzman, Rachel Haroz, Andrew Nyce. “Development of a Sustainable Curriculum on Substance Use Disorders for Emergency Medicine Residents at Cooper University Hospital.” CORD EM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. April 28, 2017

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Salzman M. “Breaking Bad Broken: A Recent History of Contaminants in Drugs of Abuse,” Philadelphia City-Wide Tox Day, October 2015.

Salzman M. “Snakebites,” for the Wilderness Medicine Course at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015

Awards and Honors

2017, Top GME educational Evaluation at CORD EM, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016, Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Cooper University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine

2012, House Staff Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center

2011-2012, Faculty Achievement Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency Program

2011, Grant Recipient, Albert Einstein Societ

2008, Hero of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians

2007-2008, Teaching Award, Philadelphia Poison Control Center

2007, Medical Student Teaching Award, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency Program

2004, Resident Teaching Award, Drexel University College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

1999-2001, Hobart Amory Hare Honor’s Society, Thomas Jefferson Medical College

1998, Americorps Education Award, National Health Service Corps

1994, Cum Laude, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2011-present, Peer reviewer, Critical Care Medicine
2008-present, Peer reviewer, Journal of Medical Toxicology
2008-present, Peer reviewer, American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
American College of Medical Toxicology