Fred M. Henretig, MD, FAAP, FACMT

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Fred M. Henretig, MD, FAAP, FACMT, is a senior toxicologist with the Section of Clinical Toxicology and a medical toxicologist in the Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric emergency medicine, Toxicology
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

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


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


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

Board Certification

Medical Toxicology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Toxicologist

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

Departments and Services




Ramkumar HL, Verma R, Crow J, Robbins S, Granet DB, Sheldon CA, Henretig FM, Liu GT. A baby with a lot of nerve. Surv Ophthalmol 2016; 61:  506-11.


Pallor and lethargy in a 19-month –old infant. Bhoj EJ, Bhog V, Henretig FM. Pediatr Emerg Care 2014; 30: 444-446.


Beuhler MC, Gala PK, Wolfe HA, Meaney PA, Henretig FM. Laundry detergent “pod” ingestions: a case series and discussion of recent literature. Pediatr Emerg Care 2013; 29: 743-747.

Gala PK, Henretig FM, Alpern ER, Sampayo EM. An interesting case of a unilaterally dilated pupil. Pediatr  Emerg Care 2013; 29: 648-9.


Osterhoudt KC, Henretig FM. A 16-year-old with recalcitrant seizures. Pediatr Emerg Care 2012; 28: 304-6.

Wood JN, Pecker LH, Russo ME, Henretig FM, Christian CW.  Evaluation and referral for child maltreatment in pediatric poisoning victims. Child Abuse Negl. 2012; 36: 362-9


Henretig FM, Durbin DR, Kallan MJ, Winston FK. Grandparents driving grandchildren: an evaluation of child passenger safety and injuries. Pediatrics 2011; 128: 289-295.


Menard-Katcher C, Henretig FM, Osterhoudt KC.A 19-month-old girl with recurrent illness: over the hills and through the woods. Pediatr Emerg Care 2009; 25: 869-71.

Iyer SS, Haupt A, Henretig FM. Straight from the spring? Pediatr Emerg Care 2009; 25: 193-5.


McGuire JL, Beslow LA, Finkel RS, Zimmerman RA, Henretig FM. A teenager with focal weakness.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008; 24:875-9.

Sirianni AJ, Osterhoudt KC, Calello DP, Muller AA, Waterhouse MR, Goodkin MB, Weinberg GL, Henretig FM. Use of Lipid Emulsion in the Resuscitation of a Patient With Prolonged Cardiovascular Collapse After Overdose of Bupropion and Lamotrigine. Ann Emerg Med. 2008; 51: 412-5.


Dart RC, Bevalaqua A, DeAtley C, Sidell F, Goldfrank L, Madsen J, Alcorta R, Keim M, Auf der Heide E, Joyce S, Shannon M, Burgess J, Kirk M, Henretig F, Thomas R, Geller R, Bronstein AC, Eitzen E, Kilbourne E, Fenton D, Reisman D, Gum R, Tarosky M, Edelman P, Erdman A, Bogdan GM. Countering chemical agents. JEMS 2006; 31: 36-41.


Beno S, Calello D, Baluffi A, Henretig FM. Pediatric body packing: drug smuggling reaches a new low. Pediatr Emerg Care 2005; 21: 744-746.

Daugherty RJ, Posner JC, Henretig FM, McHugh LA, Tan CG. Tick paralysis: atypical presentation, unusual location. Pediatr Emerg Care 2005; 21: 677-680.

Su F, Schwab S, Lin R, Henretig F, Osterhoudt KC. A toddler with obtundation and miosis. Pediatr Emerg Care 2005; 21: 211-213.


Osterhoudt KC, Durbin D, Alpern ER, Henretig FM.   Activated charcoal administration in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care, 2004; 20: 281-284.

Demorest RA, Posner JC, Osterhoudt KC, Sullivan AF, Henretig FM. Poisoning prevention education during emergency department visits for childhood poisoning.  Pediatr Emerg Care, 2004; 20: 493-498.

Osterhoudt KC, Durbin D, Alpern ER, Henretig FM.   Risk factors for emesis following therapeutic use of activated charcoal  in the acutely poisoned child. Pediatrics 2004; 113:806-810.


Pavlin JA, Mostashari F, Kortepeter MG, Hynes NA, Chotani RA, Mikol YB, Ryan MA, Neville JS, Gantz DT, Writer JV, Florance JE, Culpepper RC, Henretig FM, Kelley PW. Innovative surveillance methods for rapid detection of disease outbreaks  and bioterrorism: results of an interagency workshop on health indicator surveillance. Am J Public Health 2003; 93: 1230-1235.

Carpentieri DF, Wherli S, Pawell B, Henretig FM, Drott HR. Potential applications of proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the diagnosis and management of methanol intoxication in the pediatric population. Pediatr Emerg Care 2003; 19: 178-180.

Yuan, CM, Spandorfer, PR, Miller, SL, Henretig, FM, and Shaw, LM. Evaluation of tricyclic antidepressant false positivity in a pediatric case of cyproheptadine (Periactin) overdose.  Ther Drug Monit 2003; 25:299-304.


Henretig FM, Mechem CC, Jew RK. Potential use of auto-injector packaged antidotes for treatment of pediatric nerve agent toxicity. Ann Emerg Med 2002; 40:405-408.


Hamilton RJ, Perrone J, Hoffman R, Henretig FM, Karkevandian EH, Marcus S, Shih RD, Blok B, Nordenholz K. A descriptive study of an epidemic of poisoning caused by heroin adulterated with scopolamine. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 2000; 38: 597-608.


Bresnitz EA, Gittleman JL, Shic F, Temple B, Henretig F. A national survey of regional poison control centers’ management of occupational exposure calls. J Occup Environ Med 1999; 41: 93-99.

Rogan WJ, Ragan NB, Damokosh AI, Davoli C.Shaffer TR, Jones RL, Wilkens S, Heenehan MC, Ware JH, Henretig F. Recall of a lead-contaminated vitamin and mineral supplement in a clinical trial. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 1999; 8: 343-350.


Acri AA, Henretig FM:  Effects of risperidone in overdose. Am J Emerg Med 1998; 16: 498-501


Osterhoudt KC, Lee SK, Callahan JM, Henretig FM: Catnip and the alteration of human consciousness. Vet Hum Toxicol 1997; 39: 373-5.


Karras DJ, Farrell SF, Harrigan RA, Henretig FM, Gealt L: Poisoning from “Spanish fly” (cantharidin). Am J Emerg Med 1996; 14:478-483.

Mehta KC, Zsolway K, Osterhoudt KC, Krantz I, Henretig FM, Kaplan P:  Lessons from the late diagnosis of isovaleric acidemia in a five-year old boy. J Pediatr 1996;129: 309-310.


Scarfone RJ, Loiselle JM, Wiley JF II, Decker JM, Henretig FM, Joffe MD:  Nebulized dexamethasone versus oral prednisone in the emergency treatment of asthmatic children.  Ann Emerg Med  1995; 26: 480-486.

Osterhoudt KC, Wiley CC, Dudley R, Sheen S, Henretig FM:  Rebound severe methemoglobinemia from ingestion of a nitroethane artificial-fingernail remover. J Pediatr  1995; 126: 819-821.

Wiley JF II, Bell LM, Rosenblum LS, Nussbaum J, Tobin R, Henretig FM:  Lead poisoning: low rates of screening and high prevalence among children seen in inner-city emergency departments. J Pediatr  1995; 126: 392-395.


King C, Nilsen GJ, Henretig FM, Wagner DK: Proposed core content for pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training of emergency medicine graduates. Ann Emerg Med  1994; 24: 825-835.

Taubman B, Wiley C, Henretig F:  Prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in a suburban middle-class private practice.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med  1994; 148: 757-60.


Spiller HA, Ramoska EA, Henretig FM, Joffe M:  A two-year retrospective study of accidental pediatric albuterol ingestions.  Pediatr Emerg Care  1993;9:338-340.

Selbst SM, Sokas RK, Henretig FM, Weller SC, Tershakovec AM:  The effect of lead on blood pressure in children.  J Env Path Tox Onc  1993;12:213-218

Ramoska EA, Henretig F, Joffe M, Spiller HA:  Propranolol treatment of albuterol poisoning in two asthmatic patients.  Ann Emerg Med  1993;22:1474-1476.

King C, Nilsen GJ, Henretig FM, Selbst S, Ludwig S, Wagner DK:  Proposed fellowship  training program in pediatric emergency medicine for emergency medicine graduates.  Ann Emerg Med   1993;22:542-546.


Wiley JF, Gelber ML, Henretig FM, Wiley CC, Sandha S, Loiselle J:  Cardiotoxicity following  astemizole overdose in children.  J Pediatr   1992;120:799-802.

Wiley JF, Henretig FM, Selbst SM:  Blood lead levels in children with foreign bodies.  Pediatrics.  1992;89:593-596.


Avner JR, Henretig FM, McAneney CM:  Acquired methemoglobinemia.  Am J Dis Child.  1990;144:1229-1230.

Wiley JF, Wiley CC, Torrey SB, Henretig FM:  Clonidine poisoning in  young children.  J Pediatr.  1990;116:654-658.


Henretig FM, Selbst SM, Forrest C, Kearney TK, Orel H, Werner S, Williams TA:  Repeated acetaminophen overdosing:  causing hepatotoxicity in children.  Clin Pediatr  1989;28:525.


Henretig FM, Gribetz B, Kearney T, Lacouture P, Lovejoy FH:  Interpretation of color change in blood with varying degree of methemoglobinemia.  J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 1988;26:293-301.

Selbst SM, Ruddy RM, Clark JR, Henretig FM, Santulli T:  Pediatric chest pain:  a prospective study.  Pediatrics.  1988;26:293-301.

Baker MD, Henretig FM, Ludwig S:  Carboxyhemoglobin levels in children with non-specific flu-like symptoms.  J Pediatr   1988;113:501-504.


Jaffe DM, Tanz RR, David AT, Henretig FM, Fleisher G:  Antibiotic administration to treat possible bacteremia in children.  N Engl J Med. 1987;317:1175-1180.


Lewander WJ, Gaudreault P, Lacouture PG, Henretig FM, Einhorn A, Lovejoy FH Jr:  Pediatric digoxin intoxication.  Am J Dis Child.  1986;140:770-773.

Selbst SM, Henretig FM, Fee MA, Levy S, Kitts SW:  Lead poisoning in a child with a gunshot wound.  Pediatrics. 1986;77:413.


Henretig FM:  Cyanosis unresponsive to oxygen administration in three children.  Pediatr Emerg  Care.  1985;1:205-207.

Hammer LD, Ludwig S, Henretig FM:  Increased lead absorption in children with accidental ingestions.  Am J Emerg Med.  1985;3:301.

Selbst SM, Henretig FM, Pearce J:  Lead encephalopathy - a case report and review of  management.  Clin Pediatr  1985;24:280.

Torrey SB, Henretig FM, Fleisher G. Goldstein RM, Ardire A, Ludwig S,   Ruddy R:  Temperature response to antipyretic therapy in children:  relationship to occult bacteremia.  Am J Emerg Med.  1985;5:190.


Long SS, Henretig FM, Teter MJ, McGowen KJ:  Nasopharyngeal flora and acute otitis  media.  Infect Immun. 1983;41:987-991.

Henretig FM, Karl S, Weintraub W:  Severe iron poisoning treated with enteral and intravenous deferoxamine.  Ann Emerg Med.  1983;12:306-309.


Freidman AD, Fleisher GR, Henretig FM, Handler S, Campus JM: Otitis media:  Update on etiology and management.  Ann Emerg Med. 1982;11:181-183.

Ludwig S, Fleisher G, Henretig F, Ruddy R:  Pediatric training in emergency medicine residency programs.  Ann Emerg Med. 1982;11:170-173.


Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, Ruddy R, Heary W:  Cellulitis:  Initial management.  Ann Emerg Med. 1981;10:356-359

Henretig, F.M.:  Acute urinary retention secondary to severe gonococcal balanoblennorhea. Pediatrics. 1981; 67:734-736.



Wightman RS, Su MK, Henretig FM, Marcus SM, Nelson LS, Velazquez D, Nafday S, Markowitz M. Neonatal lead poisoning treated with chelation. North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Boston, MA, Sept 2016.

Labay L, Henretig FM, Rieders M.  Interpretive considerations and importance hair toxicology results in pediatric death investigations. National Association of Medical Examiners, Minneapolis, MN, Sept 2016.

Donoghue AJ, Krug S, Siegal D, Good G, Nash M, Ushay M, Henretig F, Adler M. Impact of personal protective equipment on pediatric procedures: a pilot study. International Pediatric Simulation Society, Glasgow, UK, May 2016.


Bassett R, Henretig F. Coma bullae.  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, San Francisco, CA., Oct, 2015.


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.



Balamuth F, Henretig FM, Alpern ER. Fever. In: Fleisher & Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th ed. Shaw KN, Bachur RG, eds. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2016. pp 176-185.

Cohn KA, Balamuth F, Marchese RF, Alpern ER, Henretig FM. Fever in children. . In: Fleisher & Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th ed. Shaw KN, Bachur RG, eds. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2016. pp 589-594.

O’Donnell KA, Osterhoudt KC, Burns MM, Calello DP, Henretig FM. Toxicologic Emergencies. In: Fleisher & Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th ed. Shaw KN, Bachur RG, eds. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2016. pp 1061-1114.

Scarfone RJ, Madsen JM, Cieslak TJ, Henretig FM, Eitzen EM. Biological and chemical terrorism. In: Fleisher & Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 7th ed. Shaw KN, Bachur RG, eds. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2016. e 1-25.


Calello DP, Henretig FM. Lead. In: Nelson LS, Lewin NA, Howland MA et al, eds. Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, 10th ed. McGraw Hill; New York, NY. 2015; pp 1219-1234.


Balamuth F, Renny MH, Nadel FM, Henretig FM. Approach to Poisonings; Acetaminophen, salicylate, calcium channel blocker and beta-blocker, oral hypoglycemic, anticholinergic, organophosphate, caustic, hydrocarbon, opioid, ethanol, iron, and lead  poisonings; and methemoglobinemia. In: Shah SS, Ronan JC, Alverson B (eds). Step-Up to Pediatrics. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; Philadelphia, 2014. pp 492-499. 


Rivers C, Henretig, FM, Nelson, LS. Neurotoxicology. In:  Abend NS, Helfaer MA, (eds). Pediatric Neurocritical Care. Demos Medical, New York, 2013.

Osterhoudt KC, Carlow DC, Henretig FM. Acute iron poisoning. In: Kwong TC, Magnani B, Rosano TG, Shaw LM (eds). The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: contemporary practice of poisoning evaluation. AACC Press, Washington, D.C., 2013.


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.


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.

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.


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.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Henretig FM. Harmful Drug Trends. Emergency Department Director’s Forum. Children’s Hospital Association, Baltimore, MD. Oct 20, 2015

Henretig FM. From Beside to Advocacy: The Matthew J. Ellenhorn Lecture. American College of Medical Toxicology. San Francisco, CA. Oct 12, 2015.

Awards and Honors

2017, Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

2015, Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award, American College of Medical Toxicology

2011, Michael Shannon Humanitarian Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

2011, Master Clinician Award, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2007, Scott Mackler Award for Excellence in Substance Abuse Teaching, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2005, Graduation Speaker, CHOP Pediatric Residency Program (chosen by the graduating 3rd year residency class)

1999-2000, Sabbatical awarded by University of Pennsylvania for six months of study and research in medical defense of biological and chemical terrorism at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)

1999-2002, 2006-2015, Teaching Honor Role, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (established 1999)

1998, 2002-2004, 2007-2010, 2015-2016, The Best Doctors in America®

1992, 2001, “Top Docs for Kids” for Pediatric Emergency Medicine / Toxicology, Philadelphia Magazine

1991, Blockley-Osler Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and College of Physicians of Philadelphia

1988, Excellence in Teaching Award, Ambulatory Pediatric Association

1987, 1989-1991, 1994-2003, 2007, Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1982, Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

1985-present, Editorial Board, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic and institutional committees

2004-present, Disaster Preparedness, Division of Emergency Medicine
2005-present, Emergency Preparedness, CHOP

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Emergency Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics
American College of Medical Toxicology