Undergraduate Degree

  • McMcaster University , 2008 , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada

Medical School

  • McMaster University , 2011 , Hamilton, Ontario , Canada


  • 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.


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.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


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  1. Huth K, Growdon AS, Stockman LS, Brett-Fleegler M, Shannon MT, Taylor M, Hundert ES, Kesselheim JC. Establishing trust within interprofessional teams with a novel simulation activity in the pediatric clerkship. J Interprof Care. 2020 Dec 08; 1-6. View abstract
  2. Huth K, Weinstock PH. Masks: The New Face of Healthcare and Simulation. Simul Healthc. 2020 Dec; 15(6):375-376. View abstract
  3. Huth K, Vandecruys P, Orkin J, Patel H. Medication safety for children with medical complexity. Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Nov; 25(7):473-474. View abstract
  4. Huth K, Vandecruys P, Orkin J, Patel H. L'utilisation sécuritaire des médicaments chez les enfants ayant des problèmes médicaux complexes. Paediatr Child Health. 2020 Nov; 25(7):473-474. View abstract
  5. Pingree EW, Huth K, Harper BD, Nakamura MM, Marcus CH, Cheston CC, Schumacher DJ, Winn AS. Encouraging Entrustment: A Qualitative Study of Resident Behaviors That Promote Entrustment. Acad Med. 2020 11; 95(11):1718-1725. View abstract
  6. Huth K, Amar-Dolan L, Perez JM, Luff D, Cohen AP, Glader L, Leichtner A, Newman LR. Visiting Jack: Mixed Methods Evaluation of a Virtual Home Visit Curriculum With a Child With Medical Complexity. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Sep - Oct; 20(7):1020-1028. View abstract
  7. Huth K, Stack AM, Hatoun J, Chi G, Blake R, Shields R, Melvin P, West DC, Spector ND, Starmer AJ. Implementing receiver-driven handoffs to the emergency department to reduce miscommunication. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 Apr 16. View abstract
  8. Huth K, Newman L, Glader L. Core Curricular Priorities in the Care of Children With Medical Complexity: A North American Modified Delphi Study. Acad Pediatr. 2020 May - Jun; 20(4):558-564. View abstract
  9. 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. 2020 03; 20(2):282-289. View abstract
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Huth K. Transport. CMAJ. 2015 Jan 05. View abstract
  19. 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