Christopher P. Holstege, Director

Christopher P. Holstege, M.D. is a University of Virginia Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics within the School of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology, and Executive Director of the Elson Student Health Center.  He is also chair of the steering committee of the University of Virginia’s Critical Incident Analysis Group.  Dr. Holstege clinically provides care for poisoned patients and serves as a practicing member of the emergency medicine faculty.  He has been integrally involved in the diagnosis and management of a number of high-profile criminal poisonings. He has numerous ongoing research projects in clinical, basic science and epidemiologic arenas.  Dr. Holstege has over 100 publications in medical journals, periodicals, and books.  He has edited or authored 10 books and is the lead editor of the book entitled Criminal Poisoning – Clinical and Forensic Perspectives.  He is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Medical Toxicology.