Stacey L. Hail, MD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She currently serves as attending physician in the Parkland Hospital Emergency Department and the North Texas Poison Center. Dr. Hail received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Southern Methodist University in 1995. After receiving her Medical Degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 1999, she completed both her emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.


Dr. Hail has a prolific forensic toxicology practice serving as an expert witness for attorneys throughout the United States. She has testified multiple times as a witness for the Department of Justice involving federal drug crimes. Her toxicology interests include methodology for cause of death determinations, sudden death in custody and the excited delirium syndrome, and the national opioid epidemic. Dr. Hail also has provided toxicology commentary for local and national news venues and for documentaries on the National Geographic channel, the BBC, and the Oxygen channel.


Medical School
Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Regents University (1999)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002), Emergency Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2004), Medical Toxicology

Honors & Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
    Chemistry National Honor Society (1994)
  • Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
  • Semifinalist
    Westinghouse Science Talent Search (1991)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American College of Medical Toxicology
  • American Medical Association