Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, M.D., FACEP, FACMT, 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. 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 both Emergency Medicine and Toxicology.


Medical School
Univ of South Florida- Medicin (1986), Medicine

Research Interest

  • General Medical Toxicology
  • Graduate Education
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease Diagnostics
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease Management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Acute Coronary Syndromes: Clinical Pathophysiology
Kleinschmidt K Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2002 2nd ed 869-882
Pharmacology of Low Molecular Weight Heparins
Kleinschmidt KC, Charles RC Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America November 2001 19(4) 1025-1049
Acute Myocardial Infarction: Optimizing selection of reperfusion therapies in the coronary care unit and emergency department
Brady WJ, Kleinschmidt K, Bosker G Emergency Medicine Consensus Reports September 2001 1-17
Kleinschmidt KC, Wainscott MP, Ford M Clinical Toxicology 2000 1st Ed
Fluids and Electrolytes in Toxicology
Kleinschmidt KC, Delaney KD Clinical Toxicology 2000 1st Ed. Saunders


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Adult Education Principles.. In Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, 2nd Ed.

O'Connell, Ellen and Kleinschmidt Kurt (2012). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) - Education Award
    Award from ACMT for lifetime contributions to the educational pursuits of medical toxicology (2015)
  • Teaching Excellence Award 2015
    UTSW Class of 2017 award for being a top faculty (2015)
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    From Medical School Class of 2009 (2007)
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    From Medical School Class of 2008 (2006)
  • Teaching Excellence Award
    From the Parkland Emergency Medicine Residents 2001/2002 (2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American College of Medical Toxicology