Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE, FAAP, FAACT, FACMT

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

  • Background

    Dr. Osterhoudt is a Professor of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the medical director of The Poison Control Center at CHOP, and is a faculty member in the Community Outreach and Education Core of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at Penn. He has co-authored over 100 journal articles and textbook chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of Pediatric Emergency Care and Clinical Toxicology.

    Dr. Osterhoudt is recognized for teaching excellence and was awarded the David Cornfeld Bedside Teaching Award by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2005, the Scott Mackler Award for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and the ACMT Award for Significant Contributions to the Educational Pursuits of Medical Toxicology by the American College of Medical Toxicology in 2009. He has served nationally on the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Toxicology, as the American Board of Pediatrics' representative to the medical toxicology sub-board, and on the Executive Committee of the Council on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. International experiences have included participation in a 2002 delegation to establish a pediatric emergency medicine program in Kosovo, participation in the Global Health Program’s medical outreach to the Dominican Republic in 2007, and service to the Bach Mai Hospital Foundation in Hanoi in 2013.

    Dr. Osterhoudt's academic interests include the clinical epidemiology and risk assessment of pediatric poisoning exposures, and infantile methemoglobinemia.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    Research Fellow, Clinical Toxicology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Medical Toxicology

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

    Medical Director, The Poison Control Center

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Osterhoudt KC, Penning TM. Drug toxicity and poisoning. In: Brunton LL, ed: Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011, 73-87.

    2010

    Osterhoudt KC. Principles of epidmiology and research design. In: Nelson LS, Lewin NA, Howland MA, et al., eds: Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies (9th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2010, 1803-1810.

    Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, eds: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (6th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010 Osterhoudt KC, Ewald M, Shannon M, Henretig FM. Toxicologic emergencies, 1171-1223.

    2008

    Calello DP, Osterhoudt KC, Bond GR. Envenomation management and tick removal. In: King C, Henretig FM, eds: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008, 1185-1197.

    Selbst S, Cronan K. eds: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets (2nd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby, 2008 Osterhoudt KC, Wiley JF. Poisonings, 320-346,

    Schwartz MW, ed: Five Minute Pediatric Consultant (5th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008, Osterhoudt KC. Acetaminophen poisoning, 10-11. Osterhoudt KC. Carbon monoxide poisoning, 150-151. Newland J, Osterhoudt KC. Epstein-Barr virus [infectious mononucleosis], 308-309. Osterhoudt KC. Methemoglobinemia, 534-535. Osterhoudt KC. Salicylate poisoning [aspirin], 738-739.

    2007

    Zaoutis LB, Chiang VW, eds: Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2007, Osterhoudt KC. Stabilization and hospitalization of the poisoned child, 1105-1109. Cho CS, Osterhoudt KC. Envenomation, 1169-1172.

    2006

    Osterhoudt KC. Principles of epidmiology and research design in toxicology. Flomenbaum NE, Goldfrank LR, Hoffman RS, et al., eds: Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies (8th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006, 1847-1855.

    2005

    Osterhoudt KC. Methemoglobinemia. In: Erickson T, Aks S, Ahrens B, et al., eds: Pediatric Toxicology: Diagnosis and Management of the Poisoned Child. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2005, 492-500.

    Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, eds: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (5th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005, Osterhoudt KC, Ewald M, Shannon M, Henretig FM. Toxicologic emergencies, 951-1007.

    Schwartz MW, ed: Five Minute Pediatric Consultant. Philadelphia (4th edition), PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005, Newland J, Osterhoudt KC. EBV infections, 362-363. Newland J, Osterhoudt KC. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, 416-417. Beno S, Osterhoudt KC. Nosebleeds, 592-593. Dawid S, Osterhoudt KC. Salmonella infections,746-747. Osterhoudt KC. Carbon monoxide poisoning, 220-221. Osterhoudt KC. Methemoglobinemia, 554-555. Osterhoudt KC. Salicylate poisoning, 744-745. Osterhoudt KC. Acetaminophen poisoning, 96-97.

    2004

    Osterhoudt K, Perrone J, DeRoos F, Henretig F, eds: Toxicology Pearls (1st edition). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2004
    Osterhoudt KC, Henretig F. A 17-month-old boy found unresponsive, 1-3.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 14-year-old girl with headache and vomiting, 4-6.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 3-year-old boy with exploratory drug ingestion, 11-13.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 2 ½- year-old boy drinks drain opener, 32-33.
    Ishimine P, Osterhoudt KC. A 2-year-old girl with status epilepticus, 34-35. Osterhoudt KC. An 11-day-old boy with cyanosis, 66-68.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 4-year-old girl coughs after drinking from a soda bottle, 32-33.
    Henretig F, Osterhoudt KC. A 54-year-old man with muscle weakness and altered mental status, 97-99.
    Schwab S, Osterhoudt KC. An 18-month-old boy with household cleaner ingestion, 132-134.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 2-year-old boy ingests his grandmother’s blood sugar pills status, 151-152.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 2-year-old girl with vomiting and metabolic acidosis, 156-158.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 3 ½-month-old boy with fussiness, poor feeding, and poor tone, 179-181.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 13-month-old boy who swallowed a quarter, 196-197.
    Osterhoudt KC. A 14-year-old girl who ingested acetaminophen, 198-200.

    2003

    Baren J, Alpern E, eds: Emergency Medicine Pearls (1st edition). Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, 2003, Osterhoudt KC. A 14-week-old boy with crankiness and poor feeding, 145-147. Calello D, Osterhoudt KC. A 3-year-old girl with snakebite, 154-158.

    Schwartz MW, ed: Five Minute Pediatric Consultant(3rd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003, Osterhoudt KC. EBV infections, 354-355. Osterhoudt KC. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, 406-407. Osterhoudt KC. Nosebleeds, 578-579. Osterhoudt KC. Salmonella infections,728-729.

    2002

    Osterhoudt KC. Principles of epidmiology and research design in toxicology. Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, et al., eds: Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies (7th edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002, 1789-1797.

    Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, eds: Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2nd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2002 Osterhoudt KC, Shannon M, Henretig FM. Toxicologic emergencies, 360-383.

    2001

    Selbst S, Cronan K. eds: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus Inc, 2001, Osterhoudt KC, Wiley JF. Poisonings, 215-235.

    2000

    Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, eds: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4th edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000 Osterhoudt KC, Shannon M, Henretig FM. Toxicologic emergencies, 2000, 887-942.

    Schwartz MW, ed: Five Minute Pediatric Consultant (2nd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000, Osterhoudt KC. EBV infections, 356-357. Osterhoudt KC. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, 406-407. Osterhoudt KC. Nosebleeds, 578-579. Osterhoudt KC. Salmonella infections, 722-723.

    1997

    Schwartz MW, ed: Five Minute Pediatric Consultant (1st edition). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1997, Osterhoudt KC. EBV infections, 306-307. Osterhoudt KC. Hand, foot, and mouth disease, 366-367. Osterhoudt KC, Maller J. Nosebleeds, 530-531. Osterhoudt KC, Salmonella infections, 722-723.

    Abstracts

    2012

    Fieldston E, Hall M, Macy M, Alpern E, Osterhoudt KC. Resource utilization of pediatric observation status patients who received antivenom. Clinical Toxicology, in press.

    Madrigal V, Himebauch A, McCloskey J, Henretig F, Osterhoudt KC. Bronchoalveolar lavage and exogenous surfactant to treat charcoal aspiration. Clinical Toxicology, in press.

    Small R, Miller T, Smith P, Palermo P, Henretig F, Osterhoudt KC. Using a pediatric primary care site to promote carbon monoxide safety in an underserved urban population. Clinical Toxicology, in press.

    Osterhoudt KC, Peranteau W, Shaw K, Flake A. Dangerous attraction: A 2-year-old girl with enteric and mesenteric fistulae after ingestion of spherical magnetic toys. Clinical Toxicology, in press.

    Trella J, Osterhoudt KC. Use of a “single bag” system for intravenous n-acetylcysteine at a children’s hospital. Clinical Toxicology 2009; 47: 745-746.

    Papers

    2012

    Osterhoudt KC, Peranteau WH, Shaw KN, Flake AW. A 2-year-old girl with abdominal pain after an action sure to attract attention. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1406-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182795f80. PubMed PMID: 23222115

    Hendrickson RG, Osterhoudt KC. Reflections on the 2011 report of the US National Poison Data System. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2012 Dec;50(10):869-71. doi: 10.3109/15563650.2012.752830. Epub 2012 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 23216135.

    Forman J, Silverstein J; Committee on Nutrition; Council on Environmental Health; American Academy of Pediatrics. Organic foods: health and environmental advantages and disadvantages. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1406-15. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2579. Epub 2012 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 23090335.

    Nelson LS, Baker BA, Osterhoudt KC, Snook CP; Medical Toxicology Core Content Task Force for the Medical Toxicology Subboard, Keehbauch JN; American Board of Emergency Medicine. The 2012 core content of medical toxicology. J Med Toxicol. 2012 Jun;8(2):183-91. doi: 10.1007/s13181-012-0223-5. PubMed PMID: 22644648.

    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. PubMed PMID: 22391934.

    2011

    Shah AM, Calello DP, Quintero-Solivan J, Osterhoudt KC. The not-so-nice spice: a teenage girl with palpitations and dry mouth. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Dec;27(12):1205-7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31823b26fa. PubMed PMID: 22158288.

    Osterhoudt KC, Cook MD. Clean but not sober: a 16-year-old with restlessness. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Sep;27(9):892-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318233ed26. PubMed PMID: 21926895.

    Kowalski JM, Rowden AK, Osterhoudt KC. The price of perfection: a teenaged athlete with elevated serum creatinine. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun;27(6):575-7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318220325b. PubMed PMID: 21642801.

    Council on Environmental Health. Chemical-management policy: prioritizing children's health. Pediatrics. 2011 May;127(5):983-90. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0523. Epub 2011 Apr 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 21518722.

    Balk SJ; Council on Environmental Health; Section on Dermatology. Ultraviolet radiation: a hazard to children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):e791-817. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3502. Epub 2011 Feb 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 21357345.

    Council on Environmental Health, Section on Dermatology, Balk SJ. Ultraviolet radiation: a hazard to children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):588-97. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3501. Epub 2011 Feb 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 21357336.

    Posters and Presentations

    March 2012 - “Bridging the Gaps: Metabolic Acidosis”, Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

    January 2012 - “New Drugs of Abuse”, Pediatrics Conference, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA

    January 2012 - “Pediatric Environmental Health and Risk Communication”, MACCHE Lecture, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Lafayette Hill, PA

    September 2011 - “The Environment in Global Health”, U of Penn Global Health Track seminar series, Philadelphia, PA

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    2011 -   Ad Hoc Reviewer, Canadian Medical Association Journal

    2008 -   Consulting Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine

    2006 -07, 11 -   Reviewer, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

    2005 -   Editorial Board, Clinical Toxicology

    Academic Committees at the University of Pennsylvania and Affiliated Hospitals

    2008 -   2008- Therapeutic Standards Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2008 -   2008- Adverse Drug Reaction Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    2008 -   Stakeholder Advisory Board, Community Outreach and Education Core of the enter for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania