Katherine Katzung, FACEP, FASAM
Chair - Abbott Northwestern Emergency Department
Katherine Katzung, MD is an attending physician in the emergency department at Abbott Northwestern, where she serves as chair of the emergency department. Additionally, she is a consultant for the Minnesota Poison Control System and assistant medical director of Mission Detox Center in Plymouth, MN.
She recently received grant funding to initiate a hospital-based toxicology/addiction medicine consult service and an ED-based addiction medicine “bridge” clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The goals of this program are to provide continuity of care for patients on medication assisted therapies while transitioning to community-based management.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, she completed emergency medicine training at Regions Hospital in St. Paul and additional fellowship training in medical toxicology. She is board certified in emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and addiction medicine. Her clinical interests surround the intersection of these 3 specialties, with special focus on early ED & hospital-based interventions to evaluate and treat substance use disorder, including initiation of medication assisted therapies.