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KAO_2012for_website2.jpegLouise Kao, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Toxicology

Office Location & Contact
IU Health Methodist B412A
1701 N. Senate Blvd., Indianapolis, 46202

Email: lkao@iu.edu
Phone: (317) 962-2335

Education

Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship, Medical Toxicology, 2002
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 2000

Rush Medical College
MD, Class of 1997

About me

Louise grew up in Naperville, a western suburb of Chicago.  The Emergency Medicine bug first bit while she was in college at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  As a first aid worker for intramural sports, she looked forward to assisting injured players with the limited contents of a basic first aid kid and ice.  While in medical school at Rush Medical College (1993-7), she co-founded an Emergency Medicine interest group - whose success was substantially assisted by the popularity of the TV show "ER".  While at Rush, Louise also worked in the Illinois Poison Center as a Poison Information Specialist and discovered that she also enjoyed toxicology as a discipline.

Louise made the long trek to the Hoosier state for Emergency Medicine residency and then Medical Toxicology training at Methodist/IUSOM.  She joined the Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology faculty in 2002 and currently serves as the Fellowship director for the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at IUSOM as well as the director of the resident/medical student toxicology rotation.  She has published several articles in the Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology literature and is a contributing author for Rosen's Emergency Medicine, Cecil’s Medicine, and Critical Care Toxicology.  She also currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Education Committee Chair for the American College of Medical Toxicology.  She has presented nationally and coordinated multiple national toxicology conferences. When not at work, Louise enjoys reading, gardening, biking, and spending time with friends and family.

Publications

(R)  Bebarta VS, Kao L; Froberg B; Clark RF et al.  A Multicenter Comparison of the Safety of Oral versus Intravenous Acetylcysteine for Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose.  Clin Toxicol 2010 48(5): 424.  PMID 20524832 (S)(T) Arroyo A; Mowry J; Kao LW.  The MALAdy of Metformin Overdose:  Is CVVH the Cure? American Journal of Therapeutics 2010; 17(1): 96-100.  PMID 19433973

Rusyniak DE, Arroyo A, Acciani J, Froberg B, Kao LW, and Furbee B, Heavy Metals. Clinical Presentations and Antidotes. In: Molecular, Clinical and Environmental Toxicology, Volume 3: Clinical Toxicology, Molecular Toxicology, Series: Experientia Supplementum, Vol. 101, Editor Luch, A, Publisher Birhauser, EXS 2010;100:365-96.  PMID 20358690

Acciani J, Kao LW.  Hydrofluoric Acid.  In:  Kazzi and Shih et al (eds).  The AAEM/RSA Toxicology Handbook, Second Edition. United Press; 2011.
Arroyo Plasencia AM, Ballentine LM, Mowry JB, Kao LW. Benzodiazepine-associated atrioventricular block. Am J Ther. 2012 Jan;19(1):e48-52
Sullivan R, Hodgman MJ, Kao L, Tormoehlen LM.  Baclofen Overdose Mimicking Brain Death.  Clin Tox 2012; 50(2):141-4

Michel M, Kao L, Sloan B.  Primary Meningococcal Arthritis leading to Neisseria Meningitidies Purpura Fulminans.  West J Emerg Med 2012: Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2s45024g

Kao L & Rusyniak DE.  Chronic Poisoning:  Trace Metals and others.  In: Goldman L & Schaefer AI (eds): Cecil-Goldman Medicine, 25th Ed. 2015; Philadelphia PA:  Elsevier Inc. (In press)

Kao LW, Nanagas KA, Rusyniak DE.  Malignant Hyperthermia followed by Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction and Negative Cardiac Catheterization: Variant Takutsubo Cardiomyopathy?  Clin Toxicol  2010; 48(6):663 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO: October 12, 2010.

Kao LW, Furbee RB.  Neurologic Recovery following Seven Days of Coma from Baclofen Overdose. Clin Toxicol  2010; 48(6):645[abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 11, 2010. 

 Kao LW, Wermuth ME. Perineal Dermatitis after Citronella Lamp Oil Ingestion. Clin Toxicol 2010;48(6):645[abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 11, 2010. 

Acciani J, Kao LW.  Severe GHB Withdrawal Treated with Baclofen. Clin Toxicol 2010;48(6):617 [abstract].   Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 9, 2010. 

Tormoehlen L; Kao LW, Mowry J.  Bullous Eruption following NAC extravasation.  Clin Toxicol 2011;49(6): 562.  Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Washington DC: September 25, 2011.  

Welch J, Kao L, Rusyniak D.   Faculty roadblocks to Scholarship. Presented at: Council of Residency Directors, Atlanta GA, April 2012 

Turner J, Tormoehlen L, Kao L.  Successful Treatment of Severe Diethylene Glycol Poisoning with Fomepizole and Hemodialysis.  Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Las Vegas NV, October 4, 2012.  

Kao LW, Moses C, Rahman O.  Advanced Hemodynamic monitoring in Doxazosin and Propranolol induced Cardiovascular Collapse. Clin Toxicol 2013: 51(7): 674 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Atlanta GA, September 28, 2013 

Handa V, Mowry J, Froberg B, Kao L.  Severe Ethanol Intoxication in Twin Toddlers.  Clin Toxicol 2013: 51(7): 665 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology,Atlanta GA, September 29, 2013. 

Snow J, Kao LW, Williams K.  Profound QT Prolongation following Suicide Attempt with Xylazine Hydrochloride.  Clin Toxicol 2014: 52(7): 811 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, October 19, 2014

Snow J, Furbee RB, Kao LW.  Conservative Management of Mediastinal Hematoma following Brodifacoum Ingestion.  Clin Toxicol 2014: 52(7): 812 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, October 19, 2014

 

  1. (S)(T)  Kao LW, Nanagas KA, Rusyniak DE.  Malignant Hyperthermia followed by Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction and Negative Cardiac Catheterization:  Variant Takutsubo Cardiomyopathy?  Clin Toxicol  2010; 48(6):663 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 12, 2010. 

 

2.            (S)(T)  Kao LW, Furbee RB.  Neurologic Recovery following Seven Days of Coma from Baclofen Overdose. Clin Toxicol  2010; 48(6):645[abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 11, 2010. 

 

3.            (S)(T)  Kao LW, Wermuth ME. Perineal Dermatitis after Citronella Lamp Oil Ingestion. Clin Toxicol 2010;48(6):645[abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 11, 2010.

 

4.            (S)(T) Acciani J, Kao LW.  Severe GHB Withdrawal Treated with Baclofen. Clin Toxicol 2010;48(6):617 [abstract].   Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Denver CO:  October 9, 2010.

 

5.            (S)(T) Tormoehlen L; Kao LW, Mowry J.  Bullous Eruption following NAC extravasation.  Clin Toxicol 2011;49(6): 562.  Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Washington DC: September 25, 2011.

 

6.            (S)(T) Welch J, Kao L, Rusyniak D.   Faculty roadblocks to Scholarship. Presented at: Council of Residency Directors, Atlanta GA, April 2012

 

7.            (S)(T)  Turner J, Tormoehlen L, Kao L.  Successful Treatment of Severe Diethylene Glycol Poisoning with Fomepizole and Hemodialysis.  Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Las Vegas NV, October 4, 2012.

 

8.            (S)(T) Kao LW, Moses C, Rahman O.  Advanced Hemodynamic monitoring in Doxazosin and Propranolol induced Cardiovascular Collapse. Clin Toxicol 2013: 51(7): 674 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Atlanta GA, September 28, 2013

 

9.            (S)(T).  Handa V, Mowry J, Froberg B, Kao L.  Severe Ethanol Intoxication in Twin Toddlers.  Clin Toxicol 2013: 51(7): 665 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology,Atlanta GA, September 29, 2013.

 

10.          (S)(T) Snow J, Kao LW, Williams K.  Profound QT Prolongation following Suicide Attempt with Xylazine Hydrochloride.  Clin Toxicol 2014: 52(7): 811 [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, October 19, 2014


(S)(T) Snow J, Furbee RB, Kao LW.  Conservative Management of Mediastinal Hematoma following Brodifacoum Ingestion.  Clin Toxicol 2014: 52(7): 812  [abstract]. Presented at:  North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, October 19, 2014

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