Fred M. Henretig, MD, FAAP, FACMT

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric emergency medicine, Toxicology
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

    Internship

    Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Medical Toxicology
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Section of Clinical Toxicology

    Senior Toxicologist and Associate Medical Director, The Poison Control Center

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Section Co-editor, Emergency Medicine. In: Netter’s Pediatrics. Florin T, Ludwig S (eds). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.

    Author, Antidotes for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare- Pediatric Drug Preparation and Administration Guide. Baum CR, Henretig FM, Wiley JF II, Lundblom BC. Vital Signs, Inc., 2008.

    Editor, Toxicology Pearls. Osterhoudt KC, Perrone J, DeRoos F, Henretig FM (eds). Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2004.

    Editor, Pocket Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Procedures. King C, Henretig FM (eds). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

    Editor, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 2nd edition. King C, Henretig FM (eds). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

    Editor, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures. Henretig FM, King C (eds). Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1997.

    Editor, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th edition. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Henretig FM (eds). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.

    Senior Associate Editor, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th edition. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds). Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000

    Associate Editor, Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds). Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition, 1988; 3rd edition, 1993.

    Chapters

    Desai M, Henretig FM. Poisoning, In: Florin T, Ludwig S (eds). Netter’s Pediatrics. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.

    Henretig FM, Paschall R, Donaruma-Kwoh, MM. Child abuse by poisoning. In: Reece RM, Christian CW (eds). Child Abuse: medical diagnosis and management, 3rd ed. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2009, pp 549-599.

    Garrett AL, Henretig FM. Biological terrorism. In: Bergelson JM, Shah SS, Zaoutis TE (eds). Pediatric Infectious Diseases: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008.

    McKee M, Henretig FM. Use of atropine and pralidoxime autoinjectors. In: King C, Henretig FM (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 2nd edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.

    Farah MM, Henretig FM, O’Connell K. Patient and family issues. In: Ibid.

    Friedlaender EY, Henretig FM. Evaluation of vital signs. In: Ibid

    Sampayo EM, Henretig FM. Henretig FM. Incision and drainage of a paronychia. In: Ibid.

    Friday JH, Henretig FM. Techniques for examining the fearful child. In: Ibid.

    Collier R, Calello DP, Henretig F. Toxicology. In: Frank G, Shah SS, Catallozzi MC, Zaoutis LB ( eds). The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

    Osterhoudt KC, Henretig FM. A 17 month-old boy found unresponsive [oral hypoglycemic poisoning]. In: Osterhoudt KC, Perrone J, DeRoos F, Henretig FM (eds). Toxicology Pearls. Philadelphia, PA.: Hanley & Belfus, 2004.

    Henretig FM. A toddler in status epilepticus [childhood lead poisoning]. Ibid, 2004.

    Henretig FM, Osterhoudt KC. A 54 year-old man with muscle weakness and altered mental status [occupational lead poisoning]. Ibid, 2004.

    Henretig FM. A 7 month-old boy with a necrotizing skin lesion [cutaneous anthrax, bioterrorism]. Ibid, 2004.

    Henretig FM. Victims of a subway “explosion” [ sarin poisoning, chemical terrorism]. Ibid, 2004.

    Henretig FM. An 11 year-old boy with vomiting, weakness and neck mass [cobalt poisoning]. Ibid, 2004.

    Calello D, Henretig FM. A 4 year-old boy with somnolence [ carbamazepine poisoning]. Ibid, 2004.

    Muller AA, Henretig FM. A 14-month-old girl with lethargy [clonidine poisoning]. Ibid, 2004.

    Henretig FM, McKee MR. Preparedness for Acts of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism. In: Gausche-Hill M, Fuchs S, Yamamoto L ( eds). APLS The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, 4th ed. American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Emergency Medicine. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA. 2004, pp 568-591.

    Cieslak TJ, Henretig FM. Biological and chemical terrorism. In: Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Jenson HB (eds). Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th Ed. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2004; 18th ed, 2007. 

    Henretig F. Biological and Chemical Terrorism. In : Crain EF, Gershel JC (eds). Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003, pp 710-716. 

    Institute of Medicine, Committee on Evaluation of the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program ( Henretig F, Committee Member). Preparing for Terrorism: Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program. Manning FJ, Goldfrank L, eds. Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 2002.

    Henretig FM, Drott HR, Osterhoudt KC. Acute iron poisoning. In: Shaw LM, Kwong TC (eds): The clinical toxicology laboratory: contemporary practice of poisoning evaluation. Washington DC, AACC Press, 2001, pp 401-409.

    Henretig FM, Cieslak TJ; Chemical and Biological Terrorism. In: Selbst S, Cronan K (eds). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 2001; Henretig FM. ibid, 2nd ed, 2008.

    Henretig F: Clonidine and central acting antihypertensives. In: Ford M, Delaney KA, Ling L, Rose SR (eds). Clinical Toxicology. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2000

    Perrone J, Henretig FM: Drug overdoses and toxic ingestions. In: Lanken PN, Manaker S, Hanson CW III ( eds), The Intensive Care Unit Manual, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2000.

    Henretig FM, Cieslak TJ, Madsen JM, Eitzen EM, Fleisher GR: The emergency department response to incidents of biological and chemical terrorism. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, (eds). Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th edition, Baltimore MD, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000; 5th ed. 2006; 6th ed, 2010.

    Institute of Medicine, Committee on Internet Access to the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology and Environmental Health Databases (Henretig F, committee member). Liverman CT, Fulco CE, Kipen HM (eds): Internet Access to the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology and Environmental Health Databases. Washington DC, National Academy Press, 1998

    Henretig F: Lead. In: Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Weisman RS, Howland MA, Hoffman RS (eds): Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, 6th ed. Norwalk, CT, Appleton & Lange, 1998; ibid 7th ed. 2002; ibid 8th ed. 2006; ibid 9th ed. (in press , 2009).

    Institute of Medicine, Committee on Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Resources for Health Professionals (Henretig F, committee member). Liverman CT, Ingalls CE, Fulco CE, Kipen HM (eds): Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Resources: the role of the National Library of Medicine. Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, 1997.

    Henretig FM: Patient and family issues. In: Henretig FM, King C (eds): Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures. Baltimore, MD, Williams & Wilkins, 1997.

    Friday JH, Henretig FM. Techniques for examining the fearful child. In: Ibid;

    Boenning DA, Henretig FM. Bladder catheterization. In: Ibid.

    Henretig FM. Incision and drainage of a paronychia. In: Ibid.

    Henretig FM. Vitamins. In: Haddad LM, Winchester JF, Shannon M (eds), Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose, 3rd ed, Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1997. 

    Henretig F: Munchausen syndrome by proxy: the deliberately poisoned child. In: Levin AV, Sheridan MS (eds), Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy: Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment , Boston, Lexington Books, 1995.

    Henretig FM: Toxicology. In: Polin RA, Ditmar MF ( eds): Pediatric Secrets, Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, 1989; 2nd ed,, 1996; 3rd ed, 2001.

    Henretig FM: Toxins. In: Levine MD, Carey WB, Crocker AC, eds., Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2nd edition, 1992; 3rd ed, 1999; 4th ed, 2009, Carey WB, Crocker AC, Coleman WL et al (eds).

    Henretig F: Electric shock; Head injury/concussion. In: Shelov SP, Hannemann RE, eds., The American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5. New York, Bantam Books, 1991.

    Henretig F, Vuignier BI: Other sedative-hypnotics. In: Harwood-Nuss A, Linden C, Luten RC, et al, eds., The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine , Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1991; 2nd ed., 1995; 3rd ed. (now) Crouch BI, Henretig FM, 2001.

    Henretig F: Poisoned child. In: Selbst SM, Torrey SB, eds. Pediatric emergency medicine for the House Officer. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1988.

    Selbst S, Henretig: Acute treatment of toxicologic emergencies. In: Ludwig S, ed. Clinics in Emerg Med 1985;7:199.

    Osterhoudt K, Shannon M, Burns Ewald M, Henretig F: Toxicologic Emergencies. Ibid, 5th edition, 2006; 6th ed, 2010.

    Henretig F, Cupit CC, Temple AR: Toxicologic Emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R, Silverman BK, Templeton JM, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983.

    Henretig F, Cupit CC, Temple AR, Collins M: Toxicologic Emergencies. Ibid, 2nd edition, 1988.

    Henretig F, Shannon M: Toxicologic Emergencies. Ibid, 3rd edition, 1993.

    Osterhoudt K, Shannon M, Henretig F: Toxicologic Emergencies. Ibid, 4th edition, 2000.

    Henretig F, Jaffe D: Behavioral Problems. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R, Silverman BK, Templeton JM, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition 1988, 3rd edition 1993.

    Stevens M, Henretig F: Vomiting. Ibid, 4th edition, 2000; 5th edition, 2006

    Henretig F: Vomiting. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R, Silverman BK, Templeton JM, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition 1988, 3rd edition 1993.

    Henretig F: Fever. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R Silverman BK, Templeton JM, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition 1988, 3rd edition 1993.

    Alpern ER, Henretig F: Fever. Ibid, 4th edition, 2000; 5th edition, 2006; 6th ed, 2010.

    Nadel F, Henretig F: Epistaxis. Ibid, 4th edition, 2000; 5th edition, 2006; 6th ed, 2010.

    Henretig F: Epistaxis. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R, Silverman BK, Templeton JM, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition 1988, 3rd edition 1993.

    Pawel B, Henretig F: Crying and colic. Ibid, 4th edition, 2000; 5th edition, 2006; 6th ed, 2010.

    Henretig F: Crying and colic. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, eds., Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baltimore MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1983; 2nd edition 1988; 3rd edition 1993.

    Papers

    Osterhoudt KC, Henretig FM. A 16-year-old with recalcitrant seizures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Mar;28(3):304-6. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182499768. No abstract available.

    Henretig FM, Durbin DR, Kallan MJ, Winston FK. Grandparents driving grandchildren: an evaluation of child passenger safety and injuries. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):289-95. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0046. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

    Posters and Presentations

    Wood JN, Pecker LH, Russo ME, Henretig F, Christian CW. Evaluation and referral for child maltreatment among pediatric poisoning victims. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May, 2011.

    Mar 16, 2011 Potential Adverse Health Effects of Environmental Contamination Due to Natural Gas Drilling in the Delaware Valley Lower Merion Conservancy Bryn Mawr, PA


     

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    1985- Editorial Board, Pediatric Emergency Care

    Academic and institutional committees

    Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience Committee Member, May 2011- Institute of Medicine

    Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Curriculum Development Conference Co-Group Leader for Chemical, Biological, Radiologic, Nuclear and Explosive Events, Mar 8-9, 2011 National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Bethesda. MD

    2009- Adverse Drug Reactions, CHOP

    2005- Emergency Preparedness, CHOP

    2004- Disaster Preparedness, Division of Emergency Medicine