Dr. Klein Named Chief of Infectious Diseases

7/13/2012

Dr. Robert S. Klein 
The Department of Medicine at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals (SLR) is pleased to announce that Robert S. Klein, MD, a noted expert in HIV/AIDS, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Klein is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine and a past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of New York. 

“Dr. Klein has distinguished himself in his career as a physician, educator, investigator and administrator, and is a highly recognized leader in the fields of HIV epidemiology, clinical research and care,” said Dr. Bruce Polsky, Chairman of the Department of Medicine. “We are excited to have him join us.”

Prior to joining SLR, Dr. Klein was affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, serving as Professor of Medicine and the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He also was an Attending Physician at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.  

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Klein has conducted cutting-edge clinical research relating to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. He has been widely published in leading medical journals and has served as a peer reviewer for them as well.

He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx.

Dr. Klein sees outpatients through the Department of Medicine’s faculty practice, University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA). He is based at UMPA at 59th Street, which is located at 425 West 59th Street, Suite 8B, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The office phone number is 212.492.5500.

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