Board-certified pediatrician Dr. Keith Gladstien and dual board-certified pediatric and sports medicine specialist Dr. Chris Koutures offer an individualized approach to general pediatric and sports medicine care that enhances the health and knowledge of patients and their families in Orange County, California.
Dr. Koutures grew up in Irvine, CA, and attended Irvine High School before earning a B.S. in Kinesiology at UCLA. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and spent three additional years in Madison for his pediatric residency working in one of the first pediatric sports medicine programs in the United States. After returning to California in 1997, Dr. Koutures completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship with UC San Diego.
In 2008, Dr. Koutures fulfilled a lifetime dream by serving as the Medical Team Physician for USA Volleyball and Table Tennis in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He is currently the team physician for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams, Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiate Athletics, Chapman University Dance Department, and Orange Lutheran Athletics.
Dr. Koutures is currently a mentor for pediatric residents and medical and athletic training students, and speaks at local, regional and national conferences on sports medicine topics.
He recently completed a six-year elected term as a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Dr. Koutures has also authored over 25 published articles, and served as co-editor for the textbook Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation published by SLACK Incorporated in 2013. Still a dedicated athlete, Dr. Koutures enjoys mountain biking, yoga with his wife, and coaching (and/or chasing after) their three children.
Dr. Gladstien grew up in Whittier, CA and graduated from California High School before earning a B.A. in Mathematics from UC Irvine. He then pursued additional education in Mathematics with a M.S. from LSU and an eventual Ph.D. from Purdue University. A Postdoctoral Scholarship in Medical Genetics from UCLA piqued an interest in medicine, leading towards medical school at Yale followed by a Pediatrics Residency at UCLA. He became a lifelong Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in 1988.
He has over 25 medical and programming-related publications, including a comprehensive textbook on Flash Game Development that was published in 2013.
A lifelong Bears and Cubs fan who is still celebrating the 2016 World Series outcome, Dr. Gladstien enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 sons, and one cat and working in his beautiful garden that includes multiple orange trees.
Our ActiveKidMD staff has over 70 years of experience and strives to develop strong relationships with our patients and families. We pride ourselves on personalized service, respecting your time, and having the privilege of watching families grow and develop.
“Dr. Koutures is an exemplary physician who has an extraordinary ability to relate to all of his patients. He is able to calm babies, connect with teenagers as well as athletes to share needed information (both medical and life related) in a non-threatening or judgmental way that they actually listen to. Furthermore, he is able to guide and reassure parents to help them navigate the precarious course of a child rearing. This is ultimately achieved because he truly cares about his patients."
“Dr. Koutures and Dr. Gladstien have an outstanding practice. Starting with their wonderful staff who is always helpful and accommodating with scheduling and information regarding my children. The doctors are both very personable and good with kids. They are always willing to answer all my questions about my youngsters' development and well being. I highly recommend both doctors to anyone looking for great pediatricians for their precious little ones!”
“Dr. Koutures has been a trusted colleague for over a decade. During this time as Team Physician for USA Volleyball, he’s constantly demonstrating integrity, compassion, and the highest level of commitment to patient care. Not only do I entrust our Olympic athletes to Dr. Koutures but he cares for my three children as well. From infants to Olympians, Dr. Chris Koutures is as good as it gets.”
ActiveKidMD/Koutures and Gladstein pediatrician office is the best. I have raised three children using them as my primary doctor. My 21 year old still does not want to change doctors. They feel comfortable with the office and both doctors. Gladstein has a comforting, calm demeanor when they have seen him. We have mainly seen Dr. Chris Koutures, “Dr. Chris” as my children call him. He is amazing! Besides being a great pediatrician, my athletic children see him for sports injuries. As a pediatric sports medicine physician, he has helped us through concussions, sprains, strains, and even fractures. He is able to advise us on how to safely assist our children perform their activities. He is well informed in all areas of sports from dance, soccer, football, baseball and so much more. This has been a comfort to my children that he understands their desire to compete, and will guide them on how to stay active without injury. Lastly, the staff at this office is unbelievable. Debbie, has been there since I can remember and she is invaluable. A great doctor is not enough without great support staff, and they surround themselves with the best. Debbie knows everything!! I recommend this office to everyone. I am old-fashioned and wanted a place that my children would feel comfortable and confident in going to while they grew up and luckily I found it with Dr. Gladstein and Dr. Koutures.
Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation is a clinically relevant reference presented in a question-and-answer format designed to be a primary resource for all pediatric providers and health care professionals who work closely with children or young adults with sports related injuries.
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