Dr. Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH
Dr. Frank LoVecchio is board-certified in 4 specialties including addiction medicine and medical toxicology.
As a distinguished expert in multiple fields, Dr. LoVecchio has served as the principal investigator on multiple research projects and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. LoVecchio is a professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, Creighton College of Medicine and Midwestern University.
Dr. LoVecchio has served as Vice Chair and Director of Research for Maricopa Integrated Health Systems’ (MIHS) Department of Emergency Medicine (currently Valleywise health) and has been an emergency medicine physician and had been Medical Director or Co-Medical Director of the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center for the past two decades,
In addition, Dr. LoVecchio is a founding member of the Center for Toxicology and Pharmacology Education and Research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He currently serves as the principal investigator for the Infectious Disease Network (IDNet) studies, a group of emergency departments funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct infectious disease trials on influenza, MRSA, C-difficile and cellulitis, and he is a site investigator on seven NIH grants awarded through the Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) to predict outcomes, behaviors and risk reduction in acutely depressed patients, addiction, harm reduction and flu and sepsis patients.
As a professor and research scholar, Dr. LoVecchio has been honored with numerous teaching awards, including Educator of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. LoVecchio earned his medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology, as well as master’s degrees in Public Health and Outcomes Research from T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Lovecchio enjoys international travel and spending time with his two young adult children.
Home Town: New York, NY