D. Adam Algren, M.D.

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical Toxicologist, Emergency Medicine Physician
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District, Children's Mercy Hospital
Education and Background

Undergraduate School - University of Missouri - Kansas City
M.D. - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Residency - EM - Truman Medical Center
Fellowship - Medical Toxicology - Emory University/CDC
ABEM Diplomate - 2005/2015 - Emergency Medicine, 2008/2018 - Medical Toxicology

Meet D. Algren

Dr. Algren was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and graduated in 2001. He subsequently completed his emergency medicine residency at Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri Kansas City and was selected to serve as a chief resident.  Following residency he joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center/UMKC.  After working for 1 year he pursued fellowship training in medical toxicology at the Emory University/CDC program.  During his fellowship he also served as a clinical instructor in the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine.

In 2007 Dr. Algren returned to Kansas City and joined the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UMKC.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a staff physician in the emergency department of Truman Medical Center he provides medical toxicology consultations for Children’s Mercy Hospital.  Dr. Algren also serves as a consultant to the University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center after having previously served as its Medical Director.  Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors of University Health Physicians and Truman Medical Center.  In 2020, Dr. Algren assumed the role of Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center/University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Algren is married and has three daughters.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading non-fiction, and watching movies and sports, especially football and soccer.

Selected Publications

Mullins ME, Yarema MC, Sivilotti MLA, Thompson M, Beuhler MC, Algren DA, Holstege CP. Comment on “transition to two-bag intravenous acetylcysteine for acetaminophen overdose”. (2019). Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1-3. Journal Article.

Radke JB, Algren DA, Chenoweth JA, Owen KP, Ford JB, Albertson TE, Sutter ME. Transaminase and Creatine Kinase Ratios for Differentiating Delayed Acetaminophen Overdose from Rhabdomyolysis. (2018). The western journal of emergency medicine19 (4), 731-736. Journal Article, Multicenter Study.

Christian MR, Lowry JA, Algren DA, Thornton SL, Deng S, Garg U. Do rapid comprehensive urine drug screens change clinical management in children? (2017). Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)55 (9), 977-980. Journal Article.

Pauley KA, Sandritter TL, Lowry JA, Algren DA. Evaluation of an Alternative Intravenous N-Acetylcysteine Regimen in Pediatric Patients. (2015). The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG20 (3), 178-85. Journal Article.

Algren DA, Christian MR. Buyer Beware: Pitfalls in Toxicology Laboratory Testing. (2015). Missouri medicine112 (3), 206-10. Journal Article.

Algren DA, Ashworth A. Acute acepromazine overdose: clinical effects and toxicokinetic evaluation. (2015). Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology11 (1), 121-3. Journal Article.

Algren DA, Christian MR. Phenytoin toxicity unlikely to result in arrhythmias. (2014). JAMA internal medicine174 (1), 167. Comment, Letter.

Algren DA, Monteilh CP, Punja M, Schier JG, Belson M, Hepler BR, Schmidt CJ, Miller CE, Patel M, Paulozzi LJ, Straetemans M, Rubin C. Fentanyl-associated fatalities among illicit drug users in Wayne County, Michigan (July 2005-May 2006). (2013). Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology9 (1), 106-15. Journal Article.

Tarullo DB, Jacobsen RC, Algren DA. Two successive necrotic lesions secondary to presumed loxosceles envenomation. (2013). Wilderness & environmental medicine24 (2), 132-5. Journal Article.

Algren DA, Lowry JA, Wasserman GS. Pearls about loxoscelism. (2011). Annals of emergency medicine57 (4), 419-20; author reply 420-1. Comment, Letter.

Sibley T, Algren DA, Ellison S. Bilateral patellar tendon ruptures without predisposing systemic disease or steroid use: a case report and review of the literature. (2012). The American journal of emergency medicine30 (1), 261.e3-5. Journal Article, Review.

Dell’Aglio DM, Sutter ME, Schwartz MD, Koch DD, Algren DA, Morgan BW. Acute chloroform ingestion successfully treated with intravenously administered N-acetylcysteine. (2010). Journal of medical toxicology : official journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology6 (2), 143-6. Journal Article.