Christopher Holstege MD
Chris Holstege, MD, is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Virginia (UVa). He became the Director of the UVa’s Division of Medical Toxicology and the Medical Director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center in 1999. Dr. Holstege has expanded his administrative responsibilities in 2013. In addition to his leadership as the Chief of Medical Toxicology and his Professorship within the Department's of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, he has also assumed the Executive Director role of the University of Virginia's Student Health .
In 2002, the UVa’s Center for Clinical Toxicology was formally recognized under his guidance, with the goal of providing timely and comprehensive care for all poisoned patients. Dr. Holstege received the outstanding faculty teaching award from the UVa Department of Emergency Medicine in both 2001 and 2002 and he received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ prestigious National Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. In 2003, he received the UVa’s Dean’s Award for Clinical Excellence.
He actively participates in the education of health care providers from multiple specialties and fields of medicine. He lectures regionally and nationally. He has published over 100 articles, chapters, and abstracts in medical literature. He is an editor or author of five books. He is actively involved with regional and national terrorism preparedness committees and task forces.