Francis J. DeRoos, MD

Francis J. DeRoos, MD

Francis J. DeRoos, MD, is a medical toxicologist in the Poison Control Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Emergency Medicine - Harbor-UCLA-Los Angeles County Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Clinical Toxicology - New York City Poison Center and Bellevue/New York University Hospital Center, New York, NY

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology

Graduate Degree

MEd in Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Toxicologist

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advisory Dean, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Mamtani M, DeRoos FJ, Conlon LW, Scott KR. Asynchronous learning:  Facilitating education beyond geographic boundaries, Journal of Local and Global Health Perspectives 2016.

2015

Mamtani M, Scott KR, DeRoos FJ, Conlon LW. Assessing EM patient safety and quality improvement milestones using a novel debate format.  West J Emerg Med 64:396-404, 2015 PMID:26594296

2014

Scott KR, Hsu CH, Johnson NJ, Mamtani M, Conlon LW, DeRoos FJ.  Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum. Ann Emerg Med 64(4):396-404, 2014 PMID:24957931

2013

Shin NC, Ramoska EA, Garg M, Rowh A, Nyce D, DeRoos F, Carter M, Hall RV, Lopez BL, the Delaware Valley EM Residency Program Directors Group. Google internet searches on residency applicants do not facilitate the rank.

Johnson NJ, Gaieski DF, Allen SR, Perrone J, DeRoos F. A review of emergency cardiopulmonary bypass for severe poisoning by cardiotoxic drugs. (review) J Med Toxicol 9(1):54-60, 2013. PMID:23238774

2012

Perrone J, DeRoos F, Nelson LS. Prescribing practices, knowledge, and use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) by a national sample of medical toxicologists. J Med Toxicol 8(4):341-52, 2012. PMID: 22895794

Mazer M, DeRoos F, Shofer F, et al. Medications from the web: Use of online pharmacies by emergency department patients. J Emerg Med 42(2):227-32, 2012. PMID:20656438

2011

Gurrera RJ, Caroff SN, Cohen A, Caroll BT, DeRoos F, et al. An international consensus study of neuroleptic malignant syndrome diagnostic criteria using the delphi method. J Clin Psychiatry 72(9):1222-8, 2011. PMID:21733489

Mazer M, DeRoos F, Hollander JE, et al. Medication history taking in the emergency department triage is inaccurate and incomplete. Aca Emerg Med 18:102-4, 2011. PMID:21414064

2007

Dickinson ET. DeRoos FJ. Images in emergency medicine. Chronic neck pain from a retained needle as a result of intravenous drug use. Acute neck abscess and cellulitis with retained needle fragments as a result of intravenous drug use. Ann Emerg Med 50(2):198, 2007. PMID:17643854

Perrone J, DeRoos F:  The new high: EMS crews confronted with heroin-fentanyl ODs. JEMs 32:28-9, 2007. PMID:17210370

Marsh NA, DeRoos F, Touger M. Gaboon Viper (bitis gabonica) envenomation resulting from captive specimens – a review of five cases. Clin Toxicol 45(1):60-4, 2007. PMID:17357384

2001

Nelson LS, Perrone J, De Roos F, Stork C. Hoffman RS.  Aldicarb poisoning by an illicit rodenticide imported into the United States: Tres Pasitos. J Toxicol - Clin Toxicol 39(5):447-52, 2001. PMID:11545234

Gabbay DS, De Roos F, Perrone J. Twenty-foot fall averts fatality from massive hydrogen sulfide exposure. J Emerg Med 20(2):141-4, 2001. PMID:11207408

Perrone J, De Roos F, Jayaraman S, Hollander JE. Drug screening versus history in detection of substance abuse in ED psychiatric patients. Am J Emerg Med 19:49–51, 2001. PMID:11146019

1999

Perrone J, Hollander JE, Shaw LM, De Roos F. Predictive properties of a qualitative urine acetaminophen screen in patients with self poisoning. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 1999, 37:769-72, 1999. PMID:10584589

Perrone J, Shaw LM, De Roos F. Laboratory confirmation of scopolamine co-intoxication in patients using tainted heroin.  J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 37:491-6, 1999. PMID:10465247

1998

Perrone J, Hollander J, De Roos F. Cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerosis in children and young adults. NEJM 339:1083, 1998. PMID:9767001

1996

De Roos FJ, Hoffman RS. Drug-induced hepatotoxicity. N Engl J Med 334:863, 1996. PMID:8596560

1994

Henneman P, DeRoos F, Lewis R. New onset seizures: Which patients require admission? Ann Emerg Med 24:1108-14, 1994. PMID:7978592

1988

Ellis W, De Roos F, Kavlock R, Zeman F. Relationship of periventricular overgrowth to hydrocephalus in brains of fetal rats exposed to benomyl. Teratogenesis Carcinog Mut 9:377-95, 1988. PMID:2905548

Books

2004

Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Chapters

2014

De Roos FJ. Other Antihypertensive Agents. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 9th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2014

De Roos FJ. Calcium channel blockers. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 9th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2014

2012

De Roos FJ: Clinical Approach to the Poisoned Patient. in The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory. Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation. 2nd edition Eds: Kwong TC, Magnani B, Rosano T, Orsulak P, Shaw LM. AACC Press, Washington, DC. 2012

2005

De Roos FJ. Calcium channel blockers. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 8th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2005

De Roos FJ. Other Antihypertensive Agents. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 8th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2005

2004

DeRoos FJ. 35 year old fisherman with itchy rash. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

DeRoos FJ. An 82 year old female with nausea, vomiting and bradycardia. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 2004

An CL, DeRoos FJ. A 34 year old male with palpitations. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Brandeis J, DeRoos FJ. An elderly man with diarrhea and neutropenia. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

DeRoos FJ. A 28 year old acidotic laboratory worker. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Marsan R, DeRoos FJ. A 24 year old with altered mental status in the back seat of a car. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Sun NA, DeRoos FJ. A 46 year old male with auditory hallucinations. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Marsan R, DeRoos FJ. Vomiting after eating wild mushrooms. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Falk, MB, DeRoos FJ. A 32 year old car wash employee with finger pain. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Rekito, AW, DeRoos FJ. A 37 year old overdose victim with intracranial hemorrhage. In Toxicology Pearls. 1st edition. editors: Osterhoudt K, Henretig F, Perrone J, DeRoos FJ. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Meisel Z, DeRoos FJ. Clonidine poisoning. ALS Case Studies in Emergency Care. Dickinson ET and Stern A (eds). Brady - Prentice Hall Health, Upper Saddle River, 2004.

2003

Lydon TJ, DeRoos FJ. An 22 year old with an acute acetaminophen overdose. In Emergency Medicine Pearls. 1st edition. editor: Baren J. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2003

De Roos FJ: Smelters and Metal Reclaimers. in Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology. 2nd edition, editor: Greenberg MI, Hamilton R. Mosby-Year Book Inc., St. Louis, MO 2003

DeRoos FJ: Acute Poisonings. In Office Emergencies. Eds. Bowman MA, Baxt WG. WB Saunders Co. Orlando Fl. 2003

2002

De Roos FJ. Calcium channel blockers. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 7th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2002

De Roos FJ. Other Antihypertensive Agents. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 7th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Howland MA, Nelson L, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 2002

2001

Hollander JE, DeRoos FJ.  Cocaine Associated Chest Pain. In Hoekstra JW (Ed) Handbook of Cardiovascular Emergencies. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2001

De Roos FJ: Clinical Approach to the Poisoned Patient. In The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory. Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation. Eds: Shaw LM, Kwong TC. AACC Press, Washington, DC. 2001

2000

De Roos FJ: Neuroleptics. in Clinical Toxicology. editors: Ford M, Delaney K, Ling L, Rose SR. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2000

De Roos FJ, Shepherd SM: Plants: GI toxins. in Clinical Toxicology. editors: Ford M, Delaney K, Ling L, Rose SR. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 2000

1998

De Roos FJ. Calcium channel blockers. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 6th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Weisman RS, Howland MA, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 1998

De Roos FJ. Other Antihypertensive Agents. in Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies. 6th edition, editors Goldfrank LR, Flomenbaum NE, Lewin NA, Weisman RS, Howland MA, Hoffman RS. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, CN 1998

1997

De Roos FJ: Abuse of Volatile Substances. in Emergency Toxicology, editor: Viccellio P Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA  1997

De Roos F: Smelters and Metal Reclaimers. in Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology. editor: Greenberg MI, Hamilton R. Mosby-Year Book Inc., St. Louis, MO 1997

De Roos F, Hoffman RS: Lead toxicity. in Emergency Medicine. editor: Howell JM. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA 1997

1995

De Roos F, Goldfrank LR: Early Management of the Poisoned Patient. in Current Topics in Intensive Care: No. 2. editor: Bion JF. W.B. Saunders, London, Fall 1995

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2017

De Roos F. “HUP/CHOP Toxicology Conference” Combined HUP and CHOP Emergency Medicine Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 8th, 2017.

2016

De Roos F. “Bedside Teaching Revisited” Grand Rounds, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. December 14th, 2016.

De Roos F. “Bedside Teaching Revisited” Philadelphia EM Collaborative Faculty Development Program in Medical Education. Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. October 14th, 2016.

De Roos F. “Practical Pearls from the Recent Literature” Emergency Medicine CME conference, Symposia Medicus, St. Maarten. March 19th, 2016.

De Roos F. “A Balanced Approach to the Dizzy Patient” Emergency Medicine CME conference, Symposia Medicus, St. Maarten. March 19th, 2016.

De Roos F. “How social media can make you a better EM physician” Emergency Medicine CME conference, Symposia Medicus, St. Maarten. March 18th, 2016.

De Roos F. “Drug Interactions: Killer Combinations” - Emergency Medicine CME conference, Symposia Medicus, St. Maarten. March 16th, 2016.

2015

De Roos F. “Residency Director Panel Discussion” Philadelphia Emergency Medicine day, Temple School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. January 19th, 2015.

Awards and Honors

2000, Outstanding Speaker Award, American Academy of Clinical Chemistry, Education and New Technology
1997, Class of 2001 Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1996, Emergency Medicine Teaching Award

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2003-present, Reviewer, Journal of American Board of Family Medicine
2000-present, Reviewer, Journal Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology
1997-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
1995-present, Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
American College of Medical Toxicology
American College of Emergency Physicians
Council of Residency Directors, Emergency Medicine
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine