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In this episode Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MS, FAAP, explains how heavy metals like lead get into foods and why it's important to screen. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also speak with Hilary Haftel, MD, MHPE, FAAP, Senior Vice President for Education at the AAP, about a recent survey of pediatric residents. 



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Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, MS, FAAP


Dr. Osterhoudt is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the medical director of the Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and is professor of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP’s Council on Injury, Violence, and Poisoning Prevention. 

Hilary M. Haftel, MD, MHPE, FAAP


Hilary M. Haftel, MD, MHPE, FAAP is Senior Vice President for Education at the American Academy of Pediatrics, overseeing education across the continuum, from medical students through continuing medical education (CME), as well as CME accreditation and the AAP’s electronic educational platforms.  She is Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Health Learning Sciences at the University of Michigan, where she spent her academic career before moving to the AAP in 2018. She served as Director of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology and Associate Chair and Director of Education in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan and the Program Director for the Categorical Residency program. 


This podcast was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $150,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the participants and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the US Government. 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The interviewees have no conflicts of interest to disclose

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*The views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and not necessarily those of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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