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Robert Louis Cloutier M.D.

Dr. Cloutier joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in 2001 following his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to becoming Fellowship Co-Director he started the Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP); an undergraduate academic associate program that has facilitated numerous prospective studies in the Emergency Department since 2004. He has earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Research from OHSU and has become a core member of the teaching faculty for the Human Investigations Program that all PEM Fellows are encouraged to participate in. From 2007 he has served as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Simulation Program. During that time he developed numerous pediatric centered didactic sessions and curricula for a wide variety of learners from pre-hospital personnel to nurse and physician. He is dedicated to Pediatric Emergency Medicine education and finding novel means of training all providers charged with the care of children independent of training. Dr. Cloutier is also a graduate of the McMaster Evidence Based Medicine Program, the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and serves on the ABEM Subboard for Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is also an Associate Editor for the 6th Edition of Harwood and Nuss's Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cloutier's other interests include backcountry skiing, beekeeping, cycling and running.


  • M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont 1995
  • Residency:

    • Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2001
  • Certifications:

    • Emergency Medicine

Honors and awards

  • 2016 Named one of Portland's 2016 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2015 Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2010 Named one of Portland's 2010 Top Doctors in Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2004 ACE (Acknowledging Clinical Excellence) Award, OHSU

Memberships and associations

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


  • "Junctional ectopic tachycardia in association with blunt abdominal trauma" Annals of Emergency Medicine September 2002
  • "Methamphetamine-related emergency department utilization and cost" Academic Emergency Medicine January 2008
  • "When sepsis is only an appearance" Pediatric Annals  2001
  • "Best educational practices in pediatric emergency medicine during emergency medicine residency training" Academic Emergency Medicine October 2010
  • "Neutropenic enterocolitis" Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America June 2010
  • "The association of controlling pseudoephedrine availability on methamphetamine-related emergency department visits" Academic Emergency Medicine November 2010
  • "Vaginal and Urethral Disorders"   2008
  • "Neutropenic Enterocolitis" Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America  2009
  • "Pediatric emergencies"   2007
  • "Measuring nausea in emergency department patients via the use of exploratory factor analysis" Academic Emergency Medicine June 2010
  • ""Crystal Dex" Journal of Emergency Medicine May 2007
  • "Methamphetamine-related psychiatric visits to an urban academic emergency department" Journal of Emergency Medicine  2013
  • "Ovarian Disorders"   2008
  • "Pediatric sports injuries"  October 27 2014
  • "Sports-related concussion"  October 27 2014
  • "Harwood-Nuss' clinical practice of emergency medicine"  October 27 2014
  • "Torticollis"  October 27 2014
  • "Pediatric fractures"  October 27 2014
  • "Cellulitis"  October 27 2014
  • "Keeping Up With the Kids" Academic Emergency Medicine June 1 2017
  • "Dedication" Academic Emergency Medicine February 1 2018
  • "Executive Summary" Academic Emergency Medicine December 1 2018

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