Dr. Gordon Klein is in charge of the Bone Health Program in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. He was born in New York City and attended Columbia University. Before finishing medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine he was a post graduate student in Investigative Medicine at Cambridge University. He originally trained in pediatrics at Stanford, Johns Hopkins and UCLA and it was at UCLA that he first became interested in bone research.
For the past 35 years, he has been an active investigator into the causes of bone loss using the study of pediatric and adult burn injuries as a model. In 2010 Dr. Klein joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and in 2013 began the first Bone Health clinic in the Houston area devoted to the identification of the causes of fragility fractures and their treatment and prevention with the aim not only of preventing repeat fractures but also attempting to prevent a first fracture in patients considered to be at risk.
Dr. Klein has been a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research since 1980 and has served on several committees of the society. In addition, he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and currently services on the editorial board of Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia as well as on the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (Japan) and F1000 Research (United Kingdom). He has given invited talks in 13 countries on 6 continents and has published over 150 papers on bone disease.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine - New York City, NY, MD, 1971
Pediatrics, Stanford University - Stanford, CA, 1972
Pediatrics, Stanford University - Stanford, CA, 1997 Fellowships:
Pediatric Nutrition, John Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD, 1978
Gastroenterology & Nutrition, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA, 1980
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology
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