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Kurt Kleinschmidt, M.D.

  • Emergency Medicine

Biography

Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, M.D., FACMT, DABAM is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the Division Chief and Program Director for Medical Toxicology. He also works with Parkland Health and Hospital System Maternal Fetal Medicine in optimizing the care of pregnant women who have substance use disorders. His areas of interest include drugs of abuse and addiction and withdrawal issues. He graduated from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1986, completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1990, and finished a clinical fellowship in Toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine. In 2016, he became the Medical Director of the Perinatal Intervention Program with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; providing addiction care to pregnant patients who have substance use disorders.

In 2018, Dr. Kleinschmidt received UT Southwestern's Program Development Award.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of South Florida College of Medicine (1982-1986)
  • Internship - Letterman Army Medical Center (1986-1987), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1994-1999), Toxicology
  • Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center (1987-1990), Emergency Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy Clinical Toxicology (2002), Largest physician and non-physician toxicology society in North America
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (2015), Largest physician society focused on addiction
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (2002), Largest Physician Medical Toxicologist society in North America
Honors & Awards
  • Program Development Award – UT Southwestern 2018
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2002, From the Parkland Emergency Medicine Residents 2001/2002
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2015 2015, UTSW Class of 2017 award for being a top faculty
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) - Education Award 2015, Award from ACMT for lifetime contributions to the educational pursuits of medical toxicology
Books & Publications
Research
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Snakebites