Kysa Mcsky, MD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I believe that all patients deserve access to high quality, compassionate, and culturally responsive care. Working in our emergency department and earning patients’ respect and trust is a privilege. I am committed to honoring that trust and caring for any patient that enters HCMC’s emergency department.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. McSky is an emergency medicine physician. She completed a Social Emergency Medicine fellowship, focused on providing nuanced care to our most vulnerable patients within the emergency department and advocacy/community-based efforts outside the emergency department. She has a special interest in addiction medicine, carceral medicine, and LGBTQ healthcare.


  • McSky K,  Lin A, Tanksi M. Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patient Experiences in the Emergency Department: A Regional Study. Journal of Transgender Health, 2023 Jun 1;8(3):238-245. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2021.0040. PMID: 37342472
  • Campbell M, Delisi S, McSky K, Kummer T, Benolken P, et al. (2024) Building a Use Case for Community-Based Peer Support in the Emergent Management of Opioid Overdose. J Addict Addictv Disord 11: 154.

Medical School

  • Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon, USA


  • Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Social Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


  • Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, 2022-2023
  • Ernie Ruiz Award recipient for outstanding graduating resident, Hennepin Healthcare Emergency Medicine Residency 2023


“In my free time, I am a returning violinist, an aspiring scuba diver, a fanatic of outdoor adventures, a mediocre muffin baker, and the proud owner of two extremely perfect orange cats.”