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Kathy LeSaint, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San FranciscoFellowshipMedical Toxicology
    University of California, San FranciscoResidencyEmergency Medicine
    University of California, Los AngelesMD
    University of California, San FranciscoDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Project FRIEND: First Responder Increased Education and Naloxone Distribution
    SAMHSA 1H79SP080315-01Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 29, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integration of the California Poison Control System into the Hub and Spoke Expansion Project
    CA Department of Health Care Services TI080222Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Project Director
    Integration of the California Poison Control System into the Hub and Spoke Expansion Project
    California Health Care Foundation 20656Apr 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
    Role: Project Director
    Medication-Assisted Treatment in Emergency Departments (ED-MAT)
    California Health Care Foundation 20069Jan 6, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Project Director
    Role Description: 15-month pilot project in two urban Bay Area counties and two rural counties to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction using buprenorphine, as appropriate, in emergency department (ED-MAT) settings, with facilitated referrals to outpatient treatment.

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    1. Opioid Overdose-Related Emergency Department Visits and Accidental Deaths during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Urban Health. 2020 Sep 28. Rodda LN, West KL, LeSaint KT. PMID: 32989667.
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    2. Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Chart Review. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 24; 21(5):1175-1181. LeSaint KT, Klapthor B, Wang RC, Geier C. PMID: 32970572.
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    3. Impact of Social Distancing on Individuals Who Use Drugs: Considerations for Emergency Department Providers. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 18; 21(5):1102-1104. LeSaint KT, Snyder HR. PMID: 32970561.
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    4. Brief Review of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity and Management. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 03; 21(4):760-763. Lebin JA, LeSaint KT. PMID: 32726238.
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    5. Seizure in venlafaxine overdose: a 10-year retrospective review of the California poison control system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Jan 22; 1-7. Vo KT, Merriman AJ, Wang RC. PMID: 31967492.
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    6. Effect of a single dose of i.v. ondansetron on QTc interval in emergency department patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018 03 01; 75(5):276-282. Li K, Vo K, Lee BK, Addo N, Coralic Z. PMID: 29317399.
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    7. Unintentional and Sequential Lead Exposure from a Ceramic Mug and Maca (Lepidium meyenii). J Med Toxicol. 2018 06; 14(2):152-155. Johnson-Arbor K, Vo K, Wong F, Gajek R. PMID: 29313251.
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    8. Cannabis Intoxication Case Series: The Dangers of Edibles Containing Tetrahydrocannabinol. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Mar; 71(3):306-313. Vo KT, Horng H, Li K, Ho RY, Wu AHB, Lynch KL, Smollin CG. PMID: 29103798.
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    9. Bismuth Subgallate Toxicity in the Age of Online Supplement Use. Neurologist. 2017 Nov; 22(6):237-240. Sampognaro P, Vo KT, Richie M, Blanc PD, Keenan K. PMID: 29095326.
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    10. Fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and novel synthetic opioids: A comprehensive review. Neuropharmacology. 2018 05 15; 134(Pt A):121-132. Armenian P, Vo KT, Barr-Walker J, Lynch KL. PMID: 29042317.
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    11. Alternating Ventricular Complexes After Overdose From an Herbal Medication. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 08 01; 177(8):1199-1201. Vo KT, Tabas JA, Smollin CG. PMID: 28586814.
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    12. Amanita phalloides Mushroom Poisonings - Northern California, December 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Jun 02; 66(21):549-553. Vo KT, Montgomery ME, Mitchell ST, Scheerlinck PH, Colby DK, Meier KH, Kim-Katz S, Anderson IB, Offerman SR, Olson KR, Smollin CG. PMID: 28570504.
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    13. Severe Carisoprodol Withdrawal After a 14-Year Addiction and Acute Overdose. J Emerg Med. 2017 May; 52(5):680-683. Vo KT, Horng H, Smollin CG, Benowitz NL. PMID: 27979642.
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    14. Synthetic agents off the darknet: a case of U-47700 and phenazepam abuse. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Jan; 55(1):71-72. Vo KT, van Wijk XM, Wu AH, Lynch KL, Ho RY. PMID: 27736261.
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    15. Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 10 01; 176(10):1554-1555. Arens AM, van Wijk XM, Vo KT, Lynch KL, Wu AH, Smollin CG. PMID: 27532131.
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    16. Counterfeit Norco Poisoning Outbreak - San Francisco Bay Area, California, March 25-April 5, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Apr 29; 65(16):420-3. Vo KT, van Wijk XM, Lynch KL, Wu AH, Smollin CG. PMID: 27123589.
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    17. Online social networking and US poison control centers: Facebook as a means of information distribution. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2015 Jun; 53(5):466-9. Vo K, Smollin C. PMID: 25761679.
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    18. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma ligand rosiglitazone delays the onset of inflammatory bowel disease in mice with interleukin 10 deficiency. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2005 Mar; 11(3):231-43. Lytle C, Tod TJ, Vo KT, Lee JW, Atkinson RD, Straus DS. PMID: 15735429.
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