Eric Klein, MD,
Eric Klein, MD is the Andrew C. Novick Chair of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and Professor of Surgery in Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Following undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University, he was a cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He subsequently completed residency training in Urology at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic in 1989 and currently serves as a member of the Department of Cancer Biology of the Lerner Research Institute, the Taussig Cancer Institute, and the Genitourinary Malignancies Program in the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Klein is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d’Urologie, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Cancer Research, and the American Urological Association. He served as President of the Society of Urologic Oncology from 2009 - 2011.
Dr. Klein’s clinical and research interests cover all of urologic oncology and particularly clinical trials for localized and locally advanced prostate cancer. Under his direction, the Prostate Cancer Research Program has been recognized as “Program of the Year” by Cleveland Clinic. He has served as Chairman of the Localized Prostate Cancer Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group and was the National Study Coordinator for the NCI-sponsored Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). Dr. Klein has contributed to more than 400 papers to the scientific literature, authored or edited 8 books on urologic malignancies, and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Urology. He has delivered more than 200 invited scientific lectures including 10 named lectureships, and has served as a Visiting Professor at more than 50 institutions around the world. Dr. Klein was awarded the F. Mason Sones Innovation Award by Cleveland Clinic in 2009.