Louise Kao, MD, FACMT Board President (2021-2023)

Biography

Dr. Kao received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, where she worked as a Poison Information Specialist (PIS) at the Chicago Poison Center under the medical direction of Dr. Jerrold Leikin. Dr. Kao went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine and a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Indiana University/Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. Dr. Kao currently serves as the IU Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director as well as the Director of the Medical Toxicology rotation in addition to her clinical Emergency Medicine and Toxicology duties. She is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the IU School of Medicine. Her vision for the future involves expanding the visibility and reach of Medical Toxicology across disciplines. 

Education

Dr. Kao received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. Dr. Kao went on to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine and a Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Indiana University/Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. 

Med Tox Areas of Focus

Acute Care Toxicology, Acetaminophen Poisoning, Antidotes, Education