Faculty & Fellows

Our Faculty

Kavita Badu MD

Kavita Babu, MD

Division Director

Kavita M. Babu, MD is the Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. Her research interests include educational and research strategies for opioid safety and overdose prevention, compassionate care for patients with addiction, and advanced surveillance of emerging drugs of abuse.

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Mark Neavyn, MD

Mark Neavyn, MD

Fellowship Director

Mark J. Neavyn, MD is the Program Director of the Fellowship in Medical Toxicology. This emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist’s current interests include the influence of drug-associated impairment on patient capacity and the ethical treatment of patients after suicide attempt or drug overdose.

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Steven Bird MD

Steven Bird, MD

Emergency Medicine Residency Director

Steve Bird, MD, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair of Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Bird’s current research focus is on Intermediate Syndrome — acute muscle weakness that occurs after OP poisoning — and identifying novel therapies to mitigate the tremendous …

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Eric Brush MD

Eric Brush, MD

Director of Clinical Operations, Dep of Emergency Medicine

D. Eric Brush, MD, is Director of Clinical Operations in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. Dr. Brush’s interests include opioid-induced hyperalgesia, opioid safety and policy, and toxinology.

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Richard Church MD

Richard Church, MD

Emergency Medicine Residency Assistant Director

Richard Church, MD, is Assistant Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency, a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and a staff toxicologist. His research interests include emerging trends in drugs of abuse.
Dr. Church is an exemplar educator, able to distill complex biochemical pathways in medical toxicology for students, residents, fellows, and senior faculty.

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Jennifer Carey MD

Jennifer Carey, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Carey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and a medical toxicologist. She is also the Co-Director of Integrated Case Exercises (ICE), a case-based course that runs through the first two years of UMass Medical School that aims to integrate threads of knowledge from various parts of the medical student curriculum into interactive case sessions.

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Stephanie Carreiro MD

Stephanie Carreiro, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Stephanie Carreiro, MD, is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. Her current research interests include the utilization of of mobile biosensors and microRNA to evaluate drug toxicity, substance abuse, and addiction.
After completing her fellowship, she joined the Division as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine.

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Jeffrey Ting-Yu LaiMD

Jeffrey Ting-Yu Lai, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Lai, MD, is an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. Dr. Lai kicked off his career in exploring harmful substances during his undergraduate studies at the University of California Berkeley, where he conducted basic science research into virulence factors associated with Salmonella.

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OUR FELLOWS

Evan Bradley MD, PhD

Evan Bradley MD, PhD

Evan Bradley MD PhD, is an emergency medicine physician and a fellow in Medical Toxicology. His PhD research focused on basic mechanisms of gene regulation in bacterial pathogens.

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Amelia Curtis

Amelia Curtis, MD

Amelia Curtis, MD, is an emergency medicine physician, and a fellow in medical toxicology. She is an outstanding clinician at the bedside. In the UMass Residency Program, Dr. Curtis was an active member of the Resident Interview Committee.

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Charlotte Goldfine

Charlotte Goldfine, MD

Dr. Goldfine is an emergency medicine physician, and a fellow in medical toxicology. She comes to us from the University of Connecticut, where she served as chief resident. She was lauded by the faculty as one of their top residents, with commendation in clinical acumen and academic prowess.

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Al Conicella

Al Conicella, MD

Dr. Conicella is an emergency medicine physician, and medical toxicology fellow. He previously served as chief resident at UMass, the residency representative for MACEP, and was given the SAEM Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award in 2015.

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