Keith L. Klein
Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension
Keith L. Klein MD, FACP, FASN is a board certified nephrologist and internist with Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside and attended medical school at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. Dr. Klein completed his medical residency and fellowship in Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Los Angeles County - USC School of Medicine.
Dr. Klein was in the United States Public Health Service and served in Honolulu, Hawaii at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research station studying the epidemiology of hepatitis, heart disease, and colon cancer, and caring for the military and their families as well. He also served as a physician on a Navy ship surveying the North Atlantic, studying seasickness in the crew.
Subsequent to his training, Dr. Klein was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wadsworth VA Medical Center and UCLA, where he did research in hypertension and kidney disease. He entered full-time private practice in 1982 and has remained active in teaching at both UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
He is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and served as the past Clinical Chief of Nephrology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and both secretary and treasurer to the Medical Staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Klein's awards include a Clinical Investigator Award for the Veterans Administration, the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in teaching, the Chief of Staff Award, and Honorary Alumnus of the Year. He is married, with two adult daughters. He has been awarded the "Father of the Year" by his daughters every year since 1980.
Dr. Klein's interests include woodworking, welding, boating, and his two dogs, Bella and Togo.
Dr. Klein cares for all patients 16 years and older. He practices with his wife, Elizabeth Klein, who is an adult nurse practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Klein speaks Spanish and Hebrew.
Dr. Klein practices at 8900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; telephone: (310) 657-9841.