Joseph Yanta, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Off-Service Residency Scheduling Coordinator, Presbyterian Site Director
  • Emergency Department Attending Physician

Dr. Yanta is a medical toxicologist and emergency physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He serves as the Assistant Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship. His current research interests include novel pharmaceutical management of withdrawal syndromes, medical consequences of drug adulteration, and biomarkers of hepatic injury after acetaminophen overdose. He is currently the co-director of Ethics, Law, and Professionalism (a required medical student course) and is active in resident education for both emergency medicine and medical toxicology.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Medical Toxicology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency, 2013
  • MD, University of Chicago, The Division of Biological Sciences, The Pritzker School of Medicine, 2010
  • BS, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2006