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Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, Emergency Medicine, Dallas, TX, Children's Medical Center Dallas


Emergency Medicine Dallas, TX

Medical Toxicology

Professor, Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical School

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  • I am board certified in emergency medicine (1991), medical toxicology (2002), and addiction medicine (2015). I entered addiction medicine because I was tired of only being able to address the complications of addiction but never being able to get to the underlying disease. Besides my EM life and still being the Chief of Med Tox at UTSW since 2003, I now oversee the Perinatal Intervention Program at Parkland Memorial Hospital (PMH)...if you are pregnant and have a are one of my patients. And since Parkland delivers more babies than any hospital in the country...there are plenty of patients.

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterFellowship, Medical Toxicology (Emergency Medicine), 1994 - 1999
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
    Madigan Army Medical CenterResidency, Emergency Medicine, 1987 - 1990
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Letterman Army Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1987
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine
    University of South Florida College of MedicineClass of 1986
  • Rollins College
    Rollins CollegeBA, 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1992 - 2026
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 1988 - 1992
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 1991 - 1992
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Medical Toxicology
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Addiction Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Leaders in Clinical Excellence - Program Development Award - Perinatal Intervention Program UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2019
  • Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2018
  • Award for Significant Contributions to the Educational Pursuits of Medical Toxicology American College of Medical Toxicology, 2015
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Synthetic Cannabinoid and Marijuana Exposures Reported to Poison Centers  
    MB Forrester, K Kleinschmidt, E Schwarz, A Young, Hum and Exp Tox, 1/1/2012
  • Cardiotoxicity Associated with the Synthetic Cannabinoid, K9, with Laboratory Confirmation  
    Young A, Schwarz E, Medina G, Obafemi A, Feng S, Kane C, Kleinschmidt K, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1/29/2011
  • Hypertensive heart failure: Patient characteristics, treatment, and outcomes  
    Peacock F, Amin A, Granger C, Pollack C, Levy P, Nowak R, Kleinschmidt K, Varon J, Wyman A, Gore J, for the STAT Investigators, Amer J Emerg Med, 1/1/2011
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Cost Effectivenss of Opioid Tapering Program
    Morgan J, Turicchi P, Stewart R, Dashe J, Sheffield J, Kleinschmidt K, Casey B, Roberts S, Society of MFM Annual Meeting, 1/1/2018
  • Poison Center Calls Made from the Time Hurricane Harvey Made Landfall Up to 2 Weeks
    Eldos Y, Kleinschmidt K, Schulte J, ACMT Annual Scientific Assembly, Washington, DC, 1/1/2018
  • Antivenom Administration Was Associated With Shorter Duration of Opioid Use in Copperhead Envenomation Patients
    Freiermuth C, Gerardo C, Lavonas E, Rapp-Olsson Malin, Kleinschmidt K, Sharma K, and Anderson v, SAEM Annual Meeting, 1/1/2018
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  • Introduction to Addiction and to Care of the Pregnant Patient with SUD 
    UT Southwestern Medical Center - 1/1/2018
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine � Focus on Finding the Evidence 
  • Addiction � Manipulative patient � the Texas PDMP 
    UT Southwestern Medical Center - 1/1/2018
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Press Mentions

  • August 2016 Health and Wellness Tips
    August 2016 Health and Wellness TipsAugust 2nd, 2016
  • Anti-Venom Shortage for Black Widow Spider Bites May Be Ending
    Anti-Venom Shortage for Black Widow Spider Bites May Be EndingAugust 9th, 2023

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Medical Toxicology
  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

Hospital Affiliations