Eric A. Klein, MD
Eric A. Klein, MD is the Andrew C. Novick Distinguished Chair of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and Professor of Surgery in the Lerner College of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic. 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 the Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic in 1989 and currently serves as a member of the Department of Cancer Biology of the Cleveland Clinic 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 and scientific advisory boards 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 American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Urological Association and the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Global Research Council. He served as President of the Society of Urologic Oncology from 2009 – 2011.
Dr. Klein’s clinical and research interests cover all stages of prostate cancer with a focus on genomics and clinical trials. Under his direction, the Prostate Cancer Research Program has been recognized as “Program of the Year” by the 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 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 13 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 the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, The Joe V. Meigs Award by the Society of Pelvic Surgeons in 2013 and 2015, was named the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s Person of the Year in 2017, and has received 3 Career Achievement Awards including a 2014 Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association, the 2014 Huggins Medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology, and the 2015 Philip S. Hench Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently co-PI on two Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Grants, and co-leader of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute-designated Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence.