The Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation provides clinical consultation and research programs aimed at making the use of medications in children safer and more effective. Within the division, the Section of Medical Toxicology provides consultative services for potential poison exposures, including overdoses, environmental exposures, and envenomations.
Pharmacology and Toxicology Staff
The division includes physicians, doctoral-trained researchers, fellows, nurses, research coordinators, research assistants, administrative staff, trainees and students. Several faculty members are credentialed in Clinical Pharmacology by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology; others have completed their pediatric clinical pharmacology fellowship at Children's Mercy in the Division as a joint program with other pediatric subspecialties.
Our work has allowed the division to achieve an international reputation as a leader in pediatric clinical pharmacology and medical toxicology.
Individualized Pediatric Therapeutics (IPT) is designed to serve as a multi-disciplinary resource in therapeutics for patients and providers within the Children’s Mercy system. This clinic will serve patients with complex therapeutic dilemmas who are referred by their primary care physician or sub-specialist. The clinic will implement a team approach in addressing the facets of therapeutic response which are unique to each patient. This will include a weekly comprehensive case discussion of each patient with a team of physicians, researchers, and pharmacists. Recommendations may include follow-up, adjustments to the care plan, and/or additional testing.