New faculty spotlight: Joseph Clemons, MD

Joseph Clemons, MD

Joseph Clemons, MD

Joseph Clemons, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Joseph Clemons, MD
  • Hometown: Carbondale, Illinois
  • New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Emergency Medicine, and associate medical director, Nebraska Regional Poison Center

Research and professional interests:

  • Emergency medicine/medical toxicology
  • Plant/animal toxicology
  • Radiation toxicity

How I fell in love with emergency medicine/medical toxicology: I developed a passion for emergency medicine due to its fast-paced, high acuity environment and my fascination with diagnosing and treating undifferentiated illnesses. Throughout my training, I had the opportunity to encounter captivating toxicology cases that emphasized the significance of specialized knowledge, ultimately inspiring me to pursue a fellowship in medical toxicology.


  • MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida
  • Masters of Public Health, University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, Illinois
  • Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon


  • American College of Medical Toxicology
  • American Association of Clinical Toxicology

Three things people may not know about me: 

  • I really enjoy cooking and discovering new recipes. Back in my high school and undergraduate days, I used to work in various roles at restaurants – from cooking to serving to bartending. Those experiences allowed me to pick up some valuable culinary skills that I now use to whip up delicious meals for my family and friends. 
  • I like reading comic books. I picked up this hobby during medical school. Comic books were my go-to for a quick read and fun escape from the world of medicine.        
  • When I have some down time, I love tapping into my artistic side through painting and strumming the guitar.


  1. Amy Steinauer says:

    Welcome to Omaha and Nebraska Medicine!

  2. Mike Wadman says:

    Welcome Joe! We are very happy to have you join our team!

  3. kevin kemp says:

    see you in the trauma bay

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