Kurt C. Kleinschmidt, M.D., FACMT, FASAM is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was the Division Chief for Medical Toxicology from 2004 until 2020. He was also the Toxicology Fellowship Program Director from 2004-2018. He became the Medical Director of the Perinatal Intervention Program at Parkland Health and Hospital System in 2016. As such, he works with Maternal Fetal Medicine in optimizing the care of pregnant women who have substance use disorders. He is also the Service Chief at Parkland for the Integrated Family Planning Opioid Program; a program that optimizes the care of women in-between pregnancies. His areas of interest include drugs of abuse, addiction and withdrawal issues, and snake envenomations. 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.
- Medical School
- University of South Florida College of Medicine (1986)
- Letterman Army Medical Center (1987), Internal Medicine
- Madigan Army Medical Center (1990), Emergency Medicine
- UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999), Toxicology
- Addiction Medicine
- Drugs of Abuse
- Cottonmouth snake bites reported to the ToxIC North American snakebite registry 2013-2017.
- Domanski K, Kleinschmidt KC, Greene S, Ruha AM, Berbata V, Onisko N, Campleman S, Brent J, Wax P, Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2019 Jun 1-5
- Acute adverse events associated with the administration of Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab antivenom within the North American Snakebite Registry.
- Kleinschmidt K, Ruha AM, Campleman S, Brent J, Wax P, Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2018 11 56 11 1115-1120
- Differences Between Snakebites with Concomitant Use of Alcohol or Drugs and Single Snakebites.
- Schulte J, Kleinschmidt KC, Domanski K, Smith EA, Haynes A, Roth B South. Med. J. 2018 Feb 111 2 113-117
- The Epidemiology, Clinical Course, and Management of Snakebites in the North American Snakebite Registry.
- Ruha AM, Kleinschmidt KC, Greene S, Spyres MB, Brent J, Wax P, Padilla-Jones A, Campleman S J Med Toxicol 2017 Oct
- Missed opportunities?: an evaluation of potentially preventable poisoning deaths.
- Srisuma S, Cao D, Kleinschmidt K, Heffner AC, Lavonas EJ Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2016 Mar 1-6
- Trends in analgesic exposures reported to Texas Poison Centers following increased regulation of hydrocodone.
- Haynes A, Kleinschmidt K, Forrester MB, Young A Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2016 Feb 1-7
- Comparison of Unintentional Exposures to Codeine and Hydrocodone Reported to Texas Poison Centers.
- Day L, Kleinschmidt K, Forrester MB, Feng SY J Emerg Med 2016 Feb
- Electronic Cigarette Exposures Reported to Texas Poison Centers.
- Ordonez JE, Kleinschmidt KC, Forrester MB Nicotine Tob. Res. 2014 Oct
- Emergency department patients with acute severe hypertension: a comparison of those admitted versus discharged in studying the treatment of acute hypertension registry.
- Kleinschmidt K, Levy P, Wyman A, Dasta JF, Mayer SA, Amin A, Pollack C, Shorr AF, Froehlich JB, Multz AS, Peacock WF Crit Pathw Cardiol 2014 Jun 13 2 66-72
- Antivenom Treatment Is Associated with Fewer Patients using Opioids after Copperhead Envenomation.
- Freiermuth CE, Lavonas EJ, Anderson VE, Kleinschmidt KC, Sharma K, Rapp-Olsson M, Gerardo C, West J Emerg Med 2019 May 20 3 497-505
Hydrocarbons and Halogenated Hydrocarbons. In Critical Care Toxicology: the Diagnosis and Management of the Critically Poisoned Patient
Furmaga J, Kleinschmidt K, Sharma K (2016). Springer
Hydrocarbons. In Textbook of Critical Care Medicine, 6th Ed
Sharma K and Kleinschmidt K. (2011). Elsevier
Toxic Inhalations. In Textbook of Critical Care Medicine, 6th Ed. ; Editor Jean-Louis Vincent
Schwarz E and Kleinschmidt K (2011). Elsevier
Biochemical and Metabolic Principles. In Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies
Kleinschmidt KC and Delaney KD (2010). New York, McGraw-Hill
Toxicology in the Critical Care Unit. In The Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care. Editors: Deutschman & Neligan
Weier A and Kleinschmidt K. (2010). Saunders Elsevier
How do I diagnose and manage patients admitted to the ICU after common poisonings?. In The Evidence Based Practice of Critical Care; 3rd Ed. Editors: Deutschman & Neligan.
Furmaga J and Kleinschmidt K (2019). Saunders Elsevier
Adult Education Principles.. In Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, 2nd Ed.
O'Connell, Ellen and Kleinschmidt Kurt (2012). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Honors & Awards
- Leaders in Clinical Excellence Awards - Program Development Award
For efforts related to the Parkland Memorial Hospital's Perinatal Intervention Program (2019)
- 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)
- American Society of Addiction Medicine (2015)
- American Academy Clinical Toxicology (2002)
- American College of Medical Toxicology (2002)