Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, MD, FACEP, FACMT is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is the Section Chief and Program Director for Medical Toxicology. His areas of interest include venous and arterial thrombotic diseases, toxicology, and graduate medical education 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 University of South Florida (1986)

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

Honors & Awards

  • 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