UMass Division
of Medical Toxicology

Opioid Safety Videos

Share with your toxicology team: Given the risks, each one of us must be an expert in the safe use of opioids.

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Prevent Overdoses

The new Overdose Prevention Fund accelerates our mission of eradicating overdose.

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Innovative Toxicology Research. Compassionate Patient Care. Rigorous Clinical Training

02Apr 18

Detergent Pods; Useful for your clothes, or dangerous for your children?

Detergent pods (self-contained, single use packages of detergent for washing machines or dishwashers) have been on the market in the U.S. since 2010. Not long after their introduction, they became the frequent subject of calls to Poison Control Centers due to inadvertent ingestion by children und...

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30Aug 17

One Year with the Overdose Prevention Fund

This year’s International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31st) marks an important milestone for the UMass Memorial Division of Medical Toxicology - one year since the launch of the Overdose Prevention Fund. In an effort to express our appreciation for those who have already pledged the...

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10Jul 17

Loperamide: How An Anti-Diarrheal Causes Cardiac Arrest


Loperamide (known in the United States as the over-the-counter medication Imodium) was discovered  in 1969, and is used world-wide as an anti-diarrheal medications. Recently there have been a significant increase in cases of cardiac arrest associated with taking larg...

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Meet the Team

The UMass Division of Medical Toxicology, the largest of its kind in New England, consists of a team of nine physician scientists and up to six toxicology fellows. As trailblazers in our field, we are committed to improving the future of toxicology through progressive research, clinical practice, and education. Our team aims to keep its work fresh and cutting-edge, while providing patients with the best, most compassionate care possible.

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Kavita Babu

Kavita Babu, MDChief of the Division of Medical Toxicology

Mark Neavyn

Mark Neavyn, MDMedical Toxicology Fellowship Director

For Fellowship Applicants

Our comprehensive fellowship training consists of instructional, clinical, and research components. After completing their toxicology fellowships with us, our alumni have gone on to become leaders in both medicine and academia. Applications are accepted from June to September, and fellows are selected through the NRMP match.

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Rotate With Us

The Division of Medical Toxicology welcomes medical student, resident, and fellow rotators from both UMass and other institutions. Our Division offers 1-4 week rotations with members of the Division of Toxicology Consult Service, allowing students to take advantage of exciting clinical and academic opportunities working alongside our doctors.

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Clinical Services

High-volume inpatient consultation service provides bedside care to children and adults in the emergency, critical care, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Our clinic, staffed by a board-certified medical toxicologist and toxicology fellows, is one of its kind in Central Massachusetts.

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