Faculty

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

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Co-Medical Director, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Research Director Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor and Research Scholar, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Frank LoVecchio, is board certified in medical toxicology, emergency medicine and medical forensics. He practices emergency medicine and critical care in Adults and Pediatrics. He is the Co-Medical Director of the Banner Drug and Information Center. He has been a keynote speaker for conferences around the United States, and is an extensively sought after expert toxicology. He has provided interviews for top-tier media outlets including National Public Radio, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Web MD and The Chicago Tribune. He completed a M.P.H. from Harvard Medical School of Public Health and outcomes researdch. He completed postgraduate training in emergency medicine and toxicology. Dr. LoVecchio is currently an attending physician at Maricopa Integrated Health System as well as Vice-Chairman of Emergency Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He is a Professor at the University of Arizoa in the collego of Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Medicine. He is passionate about his clinical work, the education of existing and future physicians as well as broadening knowledge of emergency medicine via cutting edge research. Dr. LoVecchio has authored more than twenty-five scholarly publications, numerous book chapters, and he actively participates in peer reviews. His wide-ranging interests include ketone levels in the lungs and blood, and pesticide exposures and scorpion stings in young children. He is currently the primary investigator on four prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) Grants, including one of the largest Emergency Medicine Grants ever awarded by the NIH. Dr. LoVecchio is one of the founding members of Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research (CTPER). He is the recipient of a multi-site grant in cooperation with UCLA and other Universities that examines the clinical management for common skin and soft-tissue infections caused by a treatment resistant bacterium. He completed a public health and outcomes research degree from Harvard Medical School and is a Professor and Research Scholar at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus. Has been recognized by the American college of Emergency Physcians with the Top Educator Award during the last decade.