Division of Medical Toxicology
at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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

03Apr 17

Dr. Christina Hernon and the Neural Pathways of Addiction

We are winging it home from San Juan, Puerto Rico, after the American College of Medical Toxicology Annual Scientific Meeting. I am lucky enough to be sitting next to Dr. Christina Hernon, whose presentation, "Twisted: Understanding the Neural Pathways of...

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12Mar 17

Winter Storms and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

As you prepare for this week's winter storm, think about keeping your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that causes flu-like symptoms (headache, nausea, fatigue), chest pain, and fainting (syncope). People who are exposed to a high concen...

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06Mar 17

The Kim Jong Nam Assassination

Toxicology has been front and center in the media recently with the high-profile assassination of Kim Jong-nam ( the estranged half-brother of North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, at the airport in Kuala Lumpur. Preliminary reports from the Malaysian government suggest that VX nerve agent was...

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Our Staff

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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