EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • McMcaster University , 2008 , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada

Medical School

  • McMaster University , 2011 , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada

Residency

  • University of Ottawa , 2015 , Ottawa, Ontario , Canada

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard Medical School , 2017 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I believe that high-quality care for children with medical complexity depends on close partnership with families and an interprofessional team, thoughtful care coordination, reliable handoff communication across transitions in care, and a focus on enabling the child’s meaningful participation in their home and community.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Kathleen Huth grew up in Ontario, Canada. She attended McMaster University to study Arts & Sciences followed by medical school. She completed pediatrics residency training at the University of Ottawa and served as chief resident in 2014. After residency, Dr. Huth moved to Boston to obtain her master’s degree in medical education at Harvard Medical School while doing clinical locums in general pediatrics, complex care and neonatal care in Ottawa. She has been on staff as a pediatrician in the Complex Care Service Outpatient Program at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2017.

Dr. Huth is an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Academic Pediatric Association and the Canadian Paediatric Society within their complex care special interest groups. She has a scholarly interest in improving quality of care for children with medical complexity through interprofessional education, quality improvement and research initiatives.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Huth K, Audcent T, Long-Gagne S, Sbrocchi AM, Weiser N, Miller D, Arje D, Stephens D, Major N, Issa K, Cohen E, Orkin J. Evaluating Curricular Modules in the Care of Children With Medical Complexity: A Mixed-Methods Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Sep 12. View abstract
  2. Dzara K, Huth K, Kesselheim JC, Schumacher DJ. Rising to the Challenge: Residency Programs' Experience With Implementing Milestones-Based Assessment. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Aug; 11(4):439-446. View abstract
  3. Huth K, Schwartz S, Li SA, Weiser N, Mahant S, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, West DC, Coffey M, Bismilla Z. "All the ward's a stage": a qualitative study of the experience of direct observation of handoffs. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2019 05; 24(2):301-315. View abstract
  4. Huth K, Long-Gagne S, Mader J, Sbrocchi AM. Approach to Clinical Assessment of Children With Medical Complexity. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 10 19; 14:10765. View abstract
  5. Huth K, Stack AM, Chi G, Shields R, Jorina M, West DC, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Starmer AJ. Developing Standardized "Receiver-Driven" Handoffs Between Referring Providers and the Emergency Department: Results of a Multidisciplinary Needs Assessment. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 12; 44(12):719-730. View abstract
  6. Huth K, Long-Gagne S, Mader J, Sbrocchi AM. Understanding the Needs of Children With Medical Complexity. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 04 20; 14:10709. View abstract
  7. Huth K, Davila J, Ramphal R, Grynspan D, Barkey J. A 16-Year-Old Boy With Colonic Adenocarcinoma. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 08; 63(2):e22. View abstract
  8. Huth K, Hart F, Moreau K, Baldwin K, Parker K, Creery D, Aglipay M, Doja A. Real-World Implementation of a Standardized Handover Program (I-PASS) on a Pediatric Clinical Teaching Unit. Acad Pediatr. 2016 08; 16(6):532-9. View abstract
  9. Huth K, Benchimol EI, Aglipay M, Mack DR. Strategies to Improve Influenza Vaccination in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Through Education and Access. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Aug; 21(8):1761-8. View abstract
  10. Huth K. Transport. CMAJ. 2015 Jan 05. View abstract
  11. Chan T, Pek EA, Huth K, Ashkar AA. CD4(+) T-cells are important in regulating macrophage polarization in C57BL/6 wild-type mice. Cell Immunol. 2011; 266(2):180-6. View abstract