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The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention, based at Boston Children's Hospital, provides 24-hour treatment and advice to health care professionals and the public on all types of poisoning.
Our center handles more than 50,000 calls a year, providing information and assistance on a broad range of topics. In addition, we offer seminars on toxicology and poisoning prevention.
Our center at Boston Children's Hospital provides:
The center also manages the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program. For more information, please visit the Clinician Resources page.
Call our department at Boston Children's if your child may have swallowed poisonous material, taken medication incorrectly, ingested household products, been exposed to biologic and chemical substances or suffered a bug bite or sting.
Some of our call center staff (left to right)
Front: Adina Sheroff, Iris Sheinhait
Back: Dennis Wigandt, Chris Vitale, Fred Aleguas
The Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention handles more than 50,000 calls a year, providing information and assistance with medication errors, ingestion of household products, bites and stings, and exposure to biologic and chemical substances.
Medical Director: Michele M. Burns, MD
Clinical Fellows: Rebecca Bruccoleri, MD; Bradley Demeter, MD/p>
Edward Boyer, MD
Melissa Lai Becker, MD
Steve Salhanick, MD
Michael Ganetsky, MD
Russell Berger, MD
Katie O’Donnell, MD
Diana Felton, MD
Additional Poison Center Staff
Adina Sheroff, RN
Joel Myers, FNP
Jessica Shi, RN
Sara Zhu, PharmD
Howard Wine, RPh
Iris Sheinhait, PharmD
Nadine Jaber, PharmD
Sneha Nair, PharmD
Ha Nguyen, PharmD
Information Providers (PIP)
Program Coordinator: Caitlyn DeCastro, MPA
Administrative Associate: Michael Iocco, BS
Education Coordinator: Vacant
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