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Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, ABMT

Dr. Frank LoVecchio is a Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He teaches pharmacology and toxicology to medical students, residents, and fellows of various specialties. Dr. LoVecchio serves as the Vice Chair and Director of Research for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Department of Emergency Medicine, and he has been an emergency medicine physician for over two decades. Dr. LoVecchio is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Forensics by the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Dr. LoVecchio graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He also earned a Masters in Public Health from Harvard Medical School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. LoVecchio was also the Medical Director or Co-Medical Director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center for about three decades. In this role, he interpreted hundreds of alcohol and drug screens in the intensive care unit, emergency department, my clinical practice, and as a medical review officer (MRO). Dr. LoVecchio is an MRO, and they're responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results. In the context of all information, he has been trained to assess legitimate medical explanations for positive drug test results.

Dr. LoVecchio has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He also served as principal investigator on multiple projects. Dr. LoVecchio is a clinical reviewer for multiple medical journals. He uses his training to assess accuracy and sound methodology, identify strengths, and provide constructive comments to help the author resolve weaknesses in their work. In addition, he's also taught these skills during the last three decades in medical schools, residencies, and a toxicology fellowship. 

Dr. LoVecchio discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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