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Andrew Kestler

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.

Research Interests

  • 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).

Additional Affiliations
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC
  • Physician Lead, Emergency Department Opioid Crisis Response, St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Emergency Physician, St. Paul’s, Vancouver General, and BC Children’s Hospitals