Kathy LeSaint, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #5309
San Francisco CA
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    Collapse Education and Training
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2017Medical Toxicology
    University of California, San FranciscoResidency2014Emergency Medicine
    University of California, Los AngelesMD2010
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Society of Academic Emergency Medicine2022Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
    San Francisco Emergency Medical Services Agency2022EMS System Hospital Provider Award

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    ZSFG Emergency Department Alternatives to Opioids
    SAMHSA 1H79TI085981Sep 30, 2023 - Sep 29, 2026
    Role: Project Director/PI
    Use of weighted blankets to improve outcomes in emergency department patients experiencing opioid withdrawal.
    UCSF Clinical Practice Group Strategic Use of Reserves Fund Aug 31, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Project Director/PI
    California Substance Use Line (CSUL)
    California Department of Health Care Services Sep 30, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Consultant/Co-I
    Project FRIEND Connect
    SAMHSA 1H79TI084428Sep 30, 2021 - Sep 29, 2026
    Role: Project Director/PI
    Project FRIEND: First Responder Increased Education and Naloxone Distribution
    SAMHSA H79SP080315Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 29, 2022
    Role: Project Director/PI
    Integration of the California Poison Control System into the Hub and Spoke Expansion Project
    California Department of Health Care Services TI080222Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Project Director/Co-I
    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/Co-I
    Identification and enhanced care for patients with opioid use disorder presenting to the emergency department
    UCSF Clinical Practice Group Strategic Use of Reserves Fund Oct 15, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Project Director/PI
    Medication-Assisted Treatment in Emergency Departments (ED-MAT)
    California Health Care Foundation 20069Jan 6, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
    Role: Project Director/PI

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    1. Implementation and analysis of a multifaceted intervention for alcohol use disorder from a single academic urban emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2024 Feb 21. Duvalyan E, Falade I, Fan W, Foe M, Mvemba A, Zussman JW, Geier C, LeSaint KT, Graglia S. PMID: 38380769.
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    2. Implementation of a Leave-behind Naloxone Program in San Francisco: A One-year Experience. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 31; 23(6):952-957. LeSaint KT, Montoy JCC, Silverman EC, Raven MC, Schow SL, Coffin PO, Brown JF, Mercer MP. PMID: 36409939; PMCID: PMC9683755.
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    3. Acute Renal Insufficiency Associated With Consumption of Hydrocodone- and Morphine-Adulterated Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa). J Emerg Med. 2022 07; 63(1):e28-e30. LeSaint KT, Yin S, Sharma A, Avery BA, McCurdy CR, Waksman JC. PMID: 35940982.
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    4. Emergency department visits and trends related to cocaine, psychostimulants, and opioids in the United States, 2008-2018. BMC Emerg Med. 2022 02 04; 22(1):19. Suen LW, Davy-Mendez T, LeSaint KT, Riley ED, Coffin PO. PMID: 35120449; PMCID: PMC8814795.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Emergency medicine services providers' attitudes toward naloxone distribution and training programs. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Jan; 51:76-78. Montoy JCC, Mercer MP, Silverman EC, Raven MC, LeSaint KT. PMID: 34688204.
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    6. Lacosamide induced Brugada I morphology in the setting of septicemia: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 May 07; 100(18):e25577. Goodnough R, Badea A, Geier C, Lynch KL, LeSaint KT. PMID: 33950934; PMCID: PMC8104292.
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    7. Response to: "Management of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Poisoning: Do Not Miss the Time of Tracheal Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation". West J Emerg Med. 2021 01 11; 22(2):456. Lebin JA, LeSaint KT. PMID: 33856340; PMCID: PMC7972379.
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    8. A case of teriflunomide-induced hepatic injury: assessing causality using available rules. 2020; 4(1):62-66. Lesaint KT, Waksman J, Smollin CS. View Publication.
    9. California Poison Control System Implementation of a Novel Hotline to Treat Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. J Med Toxicol. 2021 04; 17(2):190-196. LeSaint KT, Ho RY, Heard SE, Smollin CG. PMID: 33078365; PMCID: PMC8017020.
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    10. Opioid Overdose-Related Emergency Department Visits and Accidental Deaths during the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Urban Health. 2020 12; 97(6):808-813. Rodda LN, West KL, LeSaint KT. PMID: 32989667; PMCID: PMC7521564.
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    11. 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; PMCID: PMC7514395.
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    12. 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; PMCID: PMC7514381.
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    13. 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; PMCID: PMC7390560.
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    14. Seizure in venlafaxine overdose: a 10-year retrospective review of the California poison control system. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 10; 58(10):984-990. Vo KT, Merriman AJ, Wang RC. PMID: 31967492.
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    15. 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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    16. 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; PMCID: PMC5962463.
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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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; PMCID: PMC5657817.
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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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