Frederick Lovejoy

Frederick Lovejoy, MD

Associate Physician-in-Chief; Chair for Education of Department of Medicine; Deputy Chair of Department of Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

William Berenberg Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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  1. Lovejoy FH. Future directions for clinical toxicology and toxicologists. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Dec; 51(10):913-7.
  2. Vinci RJ, Bauchner H, Finkelstein J, Newby PK, Muret-Wagstaff S, Lovejoy FH. Research during pediatric residency training: outcome of a senior resident block rotation. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct; 124(4):1126-34.
  3. Gordon MB, Osganian SK, Emans SJ, Lovejoy FH. Gender differences in research grant applications for pediatric residents. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):e355-61.
  4. Lovejoy FH, Nathan DG, Zuckerman BS, Pizzo PA, Fleisher GR, Vinci RJ. The merger of two pediatric residency programs: lessons learned. J Pediatr. 2008 Dec; 153(6):731-2.
  5. Lovejoy FH, Zuckerman BS, Fleisher GR, Vinci RJ. Creating an academic culture during residency training. J Pediatr. 2008 May; 152(5):599-600, 600.e1.
  6. Amitai Y, Mitchell AA, McGuigan MA, Lovejoy FH. Comment on "Acetaminophen: the 150 mg/kg myth". Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2005; 43(3):217.
  7. Lovejoy FH. Introduction of David G. Nathan and the 2003 John Howland Award. Pediatr Res. 2004 Aug; 56(2):167-8.
  8. Pizzo PA, Lovejoy FH. Will current training programs prepare pediatricians to meet the health care needs of children in the 21st century? An opinion. J Pediatr. 2001 Jun; 138(6):789-90.
  9. Lovejoy FH. Clinical toxicology: built better than they knew. Reflections on yesterday, today and tomorrow. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2001 Apr; 43(2):113-6.
  10. Hafler JP, Lovejoy FH. Scholarly activities recorded in the portfolios of teacher-clinician faculty. Acad Med. 2000 Jun; 75(6):649-52.
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  12. Kim MS, Lovejoy FH. Assisting residents with career decisions. Acad Med. 1998 Mar; 73(3):225.
  13. Marks MK, Baskin MN, Lovejoy FH, Hafler JP. Intern learning and education in a short stay unit. A qualitative study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Feb; 151(2):193-8.
  14. Marks MK, Lovejoy FH, Rutherford PA, Baskin MN. Impact of a short stay unit on asthma patients admitted to a tertiary pediatric hospital. Qual Manag Health Care. 1997; 6(1):14-22.
  15. Johnson CE, Bachur R, Priebe C, Barnes-Ruth A, Lovejoy FH, Hafler JP. Developing residents as teachers: process and content. Pediatrics. 1996 Jun; 97(6 Pt 1):907-16.
  16. Lovejoy FH, Armstrong E. Medical education research retreat. Acad Med. 1996 Jan; 71(1):3-4.
  17. Lovejoy FH, Woolf AD. Corrosive ingestions. Pediatr Rev. 1995 Dec; 16(12):473-4.
  18. Lovejoy FH, Clark MB. A promotion ladder for teachers at Harvard Medical School: experience and challenges. Acad Med. 1995 Dec; 70(12):1079-86.
  19. Rosenblum ND, Nagler J, Lovejoy FH, Hafler JP. The pedagogic characteristics of a clinical conference for senior residents and faculty. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Sep; 149(9):1023-8.
  20. Lovejoy FH, Robertson WO, Woolf AD. Poison centers, poison prevention, and the pediatrician. Pediatrics. 1994 Aug; 94(2 Pt 1):220-4.
  21. Nizet V, Vinci RJ, Lovejoy FH. Fever in children. Pediatr Rev. 1994 Apr; 15(4):127-35.
  22. Mandl KD, Lovejoy FH. Common poisonings. Pediatr Rev. 1994 Apr; 15(4):151-9.
  23. Lovejoy FH, Nizet V, Priebe CJ. Common etiologies and new approaches to management of poisoning in pediatric practice. Curr Opin Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 5(5):524-30.
  24. Woolf AD, Lovejoy FH. Epidemiology of drug overdose in children. Drug Saf. 1993 Oct; 9(4):291-308.
  25. Ledley FD, Lovejoy FH. Factors influencing the interests, career paths, and research activities of recent graduates from an academic, pediatric residency program. Pediatrics. 1993 Sep; 92(3):436-41.
  26. Woolf A, Liebelt E, Lovejoy FH. Pediatric poisoning hazards. Pediatrics. 1993 May; 91(5):1017-8.
  27. Lovejoy FH, Ledley FD, Nathan DG. Academic careers: choice and activity of graduates of a pediatric residency program 1974-1986. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 1993; 104:180-95; discussion 195-7.
  28. Ledley FD, Lovejoy FH. Prospects for academically trained pediatricians in academic medicine. Clin Invest Med. 1992 Dec; 15(6):518-26.
  29. Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. Case 2. Carbon monoxide poisoning. Pediatr Rev. 1992 Aug; 13(8):295-7.
  30. Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. Effect of acute versus chronic intoxication on clinical features of theophylline poisoning in children. J Pediatr. 1992 Jul; 121(1):125-30.
  31. Lovejoy FH. Diagnosis of the unknown poison. Pediatr Rev. 1992 Jul; 13(7):273-4.
  32. Woolf AD, Wenger T, Smith TW, Lovejoy FH. The use of digoxin-specific Fab fragments for severe digitalis intoxication in children. N Engl J Med. 1992 Jun 25; 326(26):1739-44.
  33. Lovejoy FH. Changing face of academic pediatrics. J Pediatr. 1992 Jun; 120(6):1003.
  34. Goldmann DA, Andrews SM, Pasternack S, Nathan DG, Lovejoy FH. A service chief model for general pediatric inpatient care and residency training. Pediatrics. 1992 Apr; 89(4 Pt 1):601-7.
  35. Lovejoy FH, Nathan DG. Careers chosen by graduates of a major pediatrics residency program, 1974-1986. Acad Med. 1992 Apr; 67(4):272-4.
  36. Lovejoy FH, Shannon M, Woolf AD. Recent advances in clinical toxicology. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1992 Mar; 22(3):119-29.
  37. Lovejoy FH, First LR. Ten years of a residency training committee. Acad Med. 1991 Oct; 66(10):602-3.
  38. Woolf AD, Wenger TL, Smith TW, Lovejoy FH. Results of multicenter studies of digoxin-specific antibody fragments in managing digitalis intoxication in the pediatric population. Am J Emerg Med. 1991 Mar; 9(2 Suppl 1):16-20; discussion 33-4.
  39. Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. The influence of age vs peak serum concentration on life-threatening events after chronic theophylline intoxication. Arch Intern Med. 1990 Oct; 150(10):2045-8.
  40. Lovejoy FH. Corrosive injury of the esophagus in children: failure of corticosteroid treatment reemphasizes prevention. N Engl J Med. 1990 Sep 06; 323(10):668-70.
  41. Lovejoy FH. Current challenges in house office training. South Med J. 1990 Mar; 83(3):315-9.
  42. Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. Hypokalemia after theophylline intoxication. The effects of acute vs chronic poisoning. Arch Intern Med. 1989 Dec; 149(12):2725-9.
  43. Lewander WJ, Lacouture PG, Silva JE, Lovejoy FH. Acute thyroxine ingestion in pediatric patients. Pediatrics. 1989 Aug; 84(2):262-5.
  44. Lacouture PG, Heldreth DD, Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. The generation of acetonemia/acetonuria following ingestion of a subtoxic dose of isopropyl alcohol. Am J Emerg Med. 1989 Jan; 7(1):38-40.
  45. Shannon M, Merola J, Lovejoy FH. Hypotension in severe tricyclic antidepressant overdose. Am J Emerg Med. 1988 Sep; 6(5):439-42.
  46. Amitai Y, Lovejoy FH. Hypokalemia in acute theophylline poisoning. Am J Emerg Med. 1988 May; 6(3):214-8.
  47. Shannon M, Graef J, Lovejoy FH. Efficacy and toxicity of D-penicillamine in low-level lead poisoning. J Pediatr. 1988 May; 112(5):799-804.
  48. Henretig FM, Gribetz B, Kearney T, Lacouture P, Lovejoy FH. Interpretation of color change in blood with varying degree of methemoglobinemia. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1988; 26(5-6):293-301.
  49. Woolf A, Lewander W, Filippone G, Lovejoy F. Prevention of childhood poisoning: efficacy of an educational program carried out in an emergency clinic. Pediatrics. 1987 Sep; 80(3):359-63.
  50. Amitai Y, Mitchell AA, McGuigan MA, Lovejoy FH. Ipecac-induced emesis and reduction of plasma concentrations of drugs following accidental overdose in children. Pediatrics. 1987 Sep; 80(3):364-7.
  51. Shannon M, Amitai Y, Lovejoy FH. Multiple dose activated charcoal for theophylline poisoning in young infants. Pediatrics. 1987 Sep; 80(3):368-70.
  52. Filippone GA, Fish SS, Lacouture PG, Scavone JM, Lovejoy FH. Reversible adsorption (desorption) of aspirin from activated charcoal. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Aug; 147(8):1390-2.
  53. Grbcich PA, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. Effect of fluid volume on ipecac-induced emesis. J Pediatr. 1987 Jun; 110(6):970-2.
  54. Amitai Y, Mitchell A, Carrel JC, Luciw H, Lovejoy FH. Patterns of calling time and ipecac availability among poison center callers. Am J Dis Child. 1987 Jun; 141(6):622-5.
  55. Grbcich PA, Lacouture PG, Lewander WJ, Lovejoy FH. Effect of milk on ipecac-induced emesis. J Pediatr. 1987 Jun; 110(6):973-5.
  56. Shannon M, Lovejoy FH. Pulmonary consequences of severe tricyclic antidepressant ingestion. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1987; 25(6):443-61.
  57. Amitai Y, Lovejoy FH. Characteristics of vomiting associated with acute sustained release theophylline poisoning: implications for management with oral activated charcoal. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1987; 25(7):539-54.
  58. Grbcich PA, Lacouture PG, Kresel JJ, Russell MT, Lovejoy FH. Expired ipecac syrup efficacy. Pediatrics. 1986 Dec; 78(6):1085-9.
  59. Amitai Y, Yeung AC, Moye J, Lovejoy FH. Repetitive oral activated charcoal and control of emesis in severe theophylline toxicity. Ann Intern Med. 1986 Sep; 105(3):386-7.
  60. Lewander WJ, Gaudreault P, Einhorn A, Henretig FM, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. Acute pediatric digoxin ingestion. A ten-year experience. Am J Dis Child. 1986 Aug; 140(8):770-3.
  61. Shannon M, Fish SS, Lovejoy FH. Cathartics and laxatives. Do they still have a place in management of the poisoned patient? Med Toxicol. 1986 Jul-Aug; 1(4):247-52.
  62. Gaudreault P, McCormick MA, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. Poison exposures and use of ipecac in children less than 1 year old. Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Jul; 15(7):808-10.
  63. Lacouture PG, Gaudreault P, Lovejoy FH. Clinitest tablet ingestion: an in vitro investigation concerned with initial emergency management. Ann Emerg Med. 1986 Feb; 15(2):143-6.
  64. Fazen LE, Lovejoy FH, Crone RK. Acute poisoning in a children's hospital: a 2-year experience. Pediatrics. 1986 Feb; 77(2):144-51.
  65. Amitai Y, Whitesell L, Lovejoy FH. Death following accidental lidocaine overdose in a child. N Engl J Med. 1986 Jan 16; 314(3):182-3.
  66. Mofenson H, Becker C, Kimbrough R, Lawrence R, Lovejoy F, Winters W, Carracio TR, Hardel LK, Rumack BH, Spyker D. Commentary on 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-para-dioxin (TCDD). Vet Hum Toxicol. 1985 Oct; 27(5):434-8.
  67. Boehnert MT, Lovejoy FH. Value of the QRS duration versus the serum drug level in predicting seizures and ventricular arrhythmias after an acute overdose of tricyclic antidepressants. N Engl J Med. 1985 Aug 22; 313(8):474-9.
  68. Louik C, Lacouture PG, Mitchell AA, Kauffman R, Lovejoy FH, Yaffe SJ, Shapiro S. A study of adverse reaction algorithms in a drug surveillance program. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1985 Aug; 38(2):183-7.
  69. Chafee-Bahamon C, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. Risk assessment of ipecac in the home. Pediatrics. 1985 Jun; 75(6):1105-9.
  70. Boehnert MT, Lewander WJ, Gaudreault P, Lovejoy FH. Advances in clinical toxicology. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1985 Feb; 32(1):193-211.
  71. Gaudreault P, Friedman PA, Lovejoy FH. Efficacy of activated charcoal and magnesium citrate in the treatment of oral paraquat intoxication. Ann Emerg Med. 1985 Feb; 14(2):123-5.
  72. Lovejoy FH. Introduction to preventive pediatrics. Pediatrics. 1984 Nov; 74(5 Pt 2):958-60.
  73. Polakoff JM, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. The environment away from home as a source of potential poisoning. Am J Dis Child. 1984 Nov; 138(11):1014-7.
  74. Lacouture PG, Gaudreault P, Lovejoy FH. Chronic pain of childhood: a pharmacologic approach. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1984 Oct; 31(5):1133-51.
  75. Friedman EM, Lovejoy FH. The emergency management of caustic ingestions. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1984 Feb; 2(1):77-86.
  76. Chafee-Bahamon C, Lovejoy FH. Member hospital network for poison control. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1984; 26 Suppl 2:20-3.
  77. Lacouture PG, Wason S, Abrams A, Lovejoy FH. Acute isopropyl alcohol intoxication. Diagnosis and management. Am J Med. 1983 Oct; 75(4):680-6.
  78. Chafee-Bahamon C, Lovejoy FH. Effectiveness of a regional poison center in reducing excess emergency room visits for children's poisonings. Pediatrics. 1983 Aug; 72(2):164-9.
  79. Gaudreault P, Parent M, McGuigan MA, Chicoine L, Lovejoy FH. Predictability of esophageal injury from signs and symptoms: a study of caustic ingestion in 378 children. Pediatrics. 1983 May; 71(5):767-70.
  80. Chafee-Bahamon C, Caplan DL, Lovejoy FH. Patterns in hospitals' use of a regional poison information center. Am J Public Health. 1983 Apr; 73(4):396-400.
  81. Gaudreault P, Wason S, Lovejoy FH. Acute pediatric theophylline overdose: a summary of 28 cases. J Pediatr. 1983 Mar; 102(3):474-6.
  82. Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH, Mitchell AA. Acute hypothermia associated with atropine. Am J Dis Child. 1983 Mar; 137(3):291-2.
  83. McCormick MA, Lacouture PG, Gaudreault P, Lovejoy FH. Hazards associated with diaper changing. JAMA. 1982 Nov 05; 248(17):2159-60.
  84. Mitchell AA, Lovejoy FH, Slone D, Shapiro S. Acetaminophen and aspirin. Prescription, use, and accidental ingestion among children. Am J Dis Child. 1982 Nov; 136(11):976-9.
  85. Gallagher SS, Guyer B, Kotelchuck M, Bass J, Lovejoy FH, McLoughlin E, Mehta K. A strategy for the reduction of childhood injuries in Massachusetts: SCIPP. N Engl J Med. 1982 Oct 14; 307(16):1015-9.
  86. Lovejoy FH. Chelation therapy in iron poisoning. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1982 Oct; 19(8):871-4.
  87. Gaudreault P, Temple AR, Lovejoy FH. The relative severity of acute versus chronic salicylate poisoning in children: a clinical comparison. Pediatrics. 1982 Oct; 70(4):566-9.
  88. Kresel JJ, Lovejoy FH, Boyle WE, Easom JM. Comparison of large and small child-resistant containers. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1982 Jun; 19(4):377-84.
  89. Wason S, Lacouture PG, Lovejoy FH. Single high-dose pyridoxine treatment for isoniazid overdose. JAMA. 1981 Sep 04; 246(10):1102-4.
  90. Lacouture PG, Wason S, Temple AR, Wallace DK, Lovejoy FH. Emergency assessment of severity in iron overdose by clinical and laboratory methods. J Pediatr. 1981 Jul; 99(1):89-91.
  91. Saracino M, Flowers J, Lovejoy FH. The epidemiology of poisoning from drug products. Am J Dis Child. 1980 Aug; 134(8):763-5.
  92. Moran JA, Lovejoy FH. The night poisoning: difficult patients and complex poison center needs. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1980 Aug; 22(4):241-3.
  93. Wilson R, Lovejoy FH, Jaeger RJ, Landrigan PL. Acute phosphine poisoning aboard a grain freighter. Epidemiologic, clinical, and pathological findings. JAMA. 1980 Jul 11; 244(2):148-50.
  94. Wason S, Detsky AS, Platt OS, Lovejoy FH. Isobutyl nitrite toxicity by ingestion. Ann Intern Med. 1980 May; 92(5):637-8.
  95. Lacouture PG, Mitchell AA, Lovejoy FH. Thiethylperazine (Torecan)-associated dystonic reactions in children. Pediatrics. 1979 Dec; 64(6):954-5.
  96. Easom JM, Lovejoy FH. Efficacy and safety of gastrointestinal decontamination in the treatment of oral poisoning. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1979 Nov; 26(4):827-36.
  97. Lovejoy FH. American Board of Medical Toxicology of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, Inc.: requirements for eligibility to take the examination. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1979 Oct; 21(5):377.
  98. Ladisch S, Lovejoy FH, Hierholzer JC, Oxman MN, Strieder D, Vawter GF, Finer N, Moore M. Extrapulmonary manifestations of adenovirus type 7 pneumonia simulating Reye syndrome and the possible role of an adenovirus toxin. J Pediatr. 1979 Sep; 95(3):348-55.
  99. McGuigan MA, Lovejoy FH, Marino SK, Propper RD, Goldman P. Qualitative deferoxamine color test for iron ingestion. J Pediatr. 1979 Jun; 94(6):940-2.
  100. Lovejoy FH, Caplan DL, Rowland T, Fazen L. A statewide plan for care of the poisoned patient: the Massachusetts Poison Control System. N Engl J Med. 1979 Feb 15; 300(7):363-5.
  101. Lovejoy FH, Caplan DL, Rowland T, Fazen L. The Massachusetts Poison Control System. Clin Toxicol. 1979; 14(1):107-14.
  102. Lovejoy FH, Edlin AI, Goldman P. Utilization of the poison center for the teaching of clinical toxicology to medical and pharmacy students, housestaff, and health care professionals. Clin Toxicol. 1979; 15(4):393-400.
  103. Lovejoy FH, Flowers J, McGuigan M. The epidemiology of poisoning from household products. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1979; 21 Suppl:33-4.
  104. Lacouture P, Minisci M, Gouveia WA, Lovejoy FH. Evaluation of a community-based poison education program. Clin Toxicol. 1978 Dec; 13(5):623-9.
  105. Lovejoy FH. Aspirin and acetaminophen: a comparative view of their antipyretic and analgesic activity. Pediatrics. 1978 Nov; 62(5 Pt 2 Suppl):904-9.
  106. Lacouture P, Mcguigan M, Lovejoy FH. Gasoline ingestion after the great blizzard. N Engl J Med. 1978 May 04; 298(18):1037.
  107. McGuigan M, Lovejoy FH. Overdose of Lomotil. Br Med J. 1978 Apr 15; 1(6118):990.
  108. Lovejoy FH, Berenberg W. Poisoning in children under age 5: identification and treatment. Postgrad Med. 1978 Mar; 63(3):79-86, 89.
  109. Phillips JA, Lovejoy FH, Matsumiya Y. Ampicillin-associated diarrhea: effect of dosage and route of administration. Pediatrics. 1976 Dec; 58(6):869-72.
  110. Mitchell AA, Lovejoy FH, Goldman P. Drug ingestions associated with miosis in comatose children. J Pediatr. 1976 Aug; 89(2):303-5.
  111. Liden CB, Lovejoy FH, Costello CE. Phencyclidine. Nine cases of poisoning. JAMA. 1975 Nov 03; 234(5):513-6.
  112. Louis M, Lovejoy FH. Adolescent attitudes in a general pediatric hospital. A survey of 87 inpatient admissions. Am J Dis Child. 1975 Sep; 129(9):1046-9.
  113. Mitchell AA, Lovejoy FH. Hemodialysis in an infant with propoxyphene intoxication. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 1975 May; 17(5):627-8.
  114. Pizzo PA, Lovejoy FH, Smith DH. Prolonged fever in children: review of 100 cases. Pediatrics. 1975 Apr; 55(4):468-73.
  115. Lovejoy FH. Letter: Indications for naloxone in Lomotil poisoning. Pediatrics. 1974 Nov; 54(5):658.
  116. Lovejoy FH, Mitchell AA, Goldman P. The management of propoxyphene poisoning. J Pediatr. 1974 Jul; 85(1):98-100.
  117. Lovejoy FH, Smith AL, Bresnan MJ, Wood JN, Victor DI, Adams PC. Clinical staging in Reye syndrome. Am J Dis Child. 1974 Jul; 128(1):36-41.
  118. Lee KD, Lovejoy FH, Haddow JE. Childhood methadone intoxication. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1974 Jan; 13(1):66-8.
  119. Liden CB, Lovejoy FH, Costello CE. Phencyclidine (Sernylan) poisoning. J Pediatr. 1973 Nov; 83(5):844-5.
  120. Lovejoy FH, Boyle WE. Linear nevus sebaceous syndrome: report of two cases and a review of the literature. Pediatrics. 1973 Sep; 52(3):382-7.
  121. Peter G, Lloyd-Still JD, Lovejoy FH. Local infection and bacteremia from scalp vein needles and polyethylene catheters in children. J Pediatr. 1972 Jan; 80(1):78-83.
  122. Lovejoy FH, Carper JM, Janeway CA, Kosa J. Unnecessary and preventable hospitalizations: report on an internal audit. J Pediatr. 1971 Nov; 79(5):868-72.
  123. Levitt LP, Lovejoy FH, Daniels JB. Eastern equine encephalitis in Massachusetts--first human case in 14 years. N Engl J Med. 1971 Mar 11; 284(10):540.
  124. Alpert JJ, Lovejoy FH. Management of acute childhood poisoning. Curr Probl Pediatr. 1971 Mar; 1(5):1-40.
  125. Lovejoy FH, Smith DH. Life-threatening staphylococcal disease following ear piercing. Pediatrics. 1970 Aug; 46(2):301-3.
  126. Brunell PA, Miller LH, Lovejoy F. Zoster in children. Am J Dis Child. 1968 Apr; 115(4):432-7.
  127. Gupta J, Lovejoy FH. Acute phenothiazine toxicity in childhood: a five-year survey. Pediatrics. 1967 May; 39(5):771-4.
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