Scientist, MD, MBA, MScPH, DTMH
Dr. Andrew Kestler is an emergency physician at St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospitals in Vancouver, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. He has additional training in healthcare administration, public health, and tropical medicine.
- Opioid agonist therapy
- Substance use
- Harm reduction
His current research, public health efforts and quality improvement projects focus on emergency-department interventions for patients with opioid use, at the local, regional and national levels.
Dr. Kestler is the Vancouver Coastal Health Regional Emergency Department Addictions Lead and a leadership group member of an implementation science program at the CIHR-funded Canadian Research Initiative on Subtance Misuse (CRISM).