Dr. Alan Woolf

Dr. Alan Woolf is a pediatrician, educator, and medical toxicologist. He received a BS degree in honors biology from Stanford University, his MD from the University of Chicago and an MPH from the University of North Carolina. He did his pediatric residency and a Robert Wood Johnson fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Woolf is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a member of both the Academy at HMS and the Teaching Academy at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. He is director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center at Children’s Hospital, co-director of its fellowship training program in pediatric environmental health, and co-director of Region 1 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Dr. Woolf is the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Children’s Hospital. He has served as the physician consultant for the Melrose School District in Melrose, Massachusetts, since 1997. He is a past-president of the American Association of Poison Control Centers and is serving as the current president of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Dr. Woolf’s research interests include childhood poisoning and poisoning prevention, the toxicity of herbs and dietary supplements, childhood lead poisoning, adolescent substance abuse, and issues in pediatric environmental health. Dr Woolf has published over 250 scientific articles, chapters, and reviews and is medical editor of the book: The Children’s Hospital Guide to Your Child’s Health & Development (Perseus Press, Cambridge, MA).