Regional Center For Poison Control And Prevention

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 expertise

Our center handles on average 50,000 calls a year, providing information and assistance on a broad range of topics. In addition, we offer presentations on toxicology and poisoning prevention.

Our center at Boston Children's Hospital provides:

  • Emergency care and treatment
  • Follow-up services
  • Educational resources and materials
  • Expert consultations for complex poisoning cases
  • Patient referral resources
  • Assistance with the location of regional antidotes and unusual lab assays.

The center also manages the Harvard Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program. For more information, please visit the Clinician Resources page.

When to call 1-800-222-1222

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.

Our staff 

Medical Director: Michele M. Burns, MD, MPH

Clinical Fellows

Takuyo Chiba, MD

Alexander Barbuto, MD

Michael Chary, MD, MPH

Toxicologists

Edward Boyer, MD, PHD

Katie Boyle, MD

Melissa Lai Becker, MD

Steven Salhanick, MD

Michael Ganetsky, MD

Katherine O’Donnell, MD

Peter Chai, MD

Certified Specialists

Joel Myers, FNP

Adina Sheroff, RN

Iris Sheinhait, PharmD

Sneha Nair, PharmD

Yuka Yotsumoto, PharmD

Jessica Shi, PharmD

Carol Martinelli, RN

Specialists

Olivia DeFilippo, RN

Michelle Preston, PharmD

Administrative Staff

Program Coordinator: Waqaas Bhutta, MBA, MPH

Administrative Coordinator: Michael Iocco, BS

Education Coordinator: Cheryl Lang, MPH

Contact Us

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Regional Center for Poison Control and Prevention – MA & RI

Mailstop 3025

Boston Children’s Hospital

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA, 02115