Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, MS

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Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director , The Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, Community Outreach and Education Core, Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, Section of Clinical Toxicology, Division of Emergency Medicine, CHOP
Associate Scholar, Center for Global Health, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Poison Control Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-341-0776
B.S. (Biology)
Rochester Institute of Technology, 1985.
M.D. (Medicine)
State University of New York at Buffalo Health Sciences Center, 1991.
M.S. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2002.
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Description of Research Expertise

Pediatric Toxicology
Clinical Epidemiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Pediatric Environmental Toxicology

Description of Other Expertise

Scientific writing

Selected Publications

Osterhoudt KC, Hernandez R, Bassett RA: Succimer / CaNa2EDTA combination therapy for non-encephalopathic children with blood lead concentration > 100 mcg/dL: a report of five cases. Journal of Medical Toxicology 17: 98, 2021.

Turner C, Powell MA, Finalle RR, Westmoreland K, Osterhoudt KC, Paulino RC, Lowenthal ED.: Talking trash: perspectives on community environmental health in the Dominican Republic. PLoS One 16: e024843, 2021.

Gaw CE, Lim CG, Korenoski AS, Osterhoudt KC: Beverage ethanol exposures among infants reported to United States poison centers. Clinical Toxicology 59: 619-627, 2020.

Gaw C, Osterhoudt KC: Ethanol Intoxication of Young Children. Pediatr Emerg Care 2019.

Henretig FM, Calello DP, Burns MM, O'Donnell KA, Osterhoudt KC: Predictable, preventable, and deadly: Epidemic carbon monoxide poisoning after storms. American Journal of Public Health 2018.

Miller SW, Osterhoudt KC, Korenoski AS, Patel K, Vaiyapuri S: Exotic snakebites reported to Pennsylvania poison control centers: Lessons learned on the demographics, clinical effects, and treatment of these cases. Toxins 12: 755, 2020.

Osterhoudt K, Singh B, Teng C, Mercado O, Scribano P, Henretig F.: DIagnosis of pediatric fentanyl poisoning confounded by suboptimal urine drug screening and by medical fentanyl administration. Clinical Toxicology 58: 1196-1197, 2020.

Finn LE, Gutowski J, Alles S, Mirowitz N, Johnson C, Osterhoudt KC, Patel A. : Photokeratitis linked to metal halide bulbs in two gymnasiums Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011 and 2013. MMWR 2016 65: 282-285, 2017.

Osterhoudt KC: AAP Council on Environmental Health. Prevention of childhood lead toxicity. Pediatrics 138: e20161493, 2016.

Kowalski JM, Kopec KT, Lavelle J, Osterhoudt KC.: A novel agent for management of agitated delirium: A case series of ketamine utilization in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care October 2015.

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