Allan Klein, MD, is the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Research, Director of the Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, and a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He is also the Course Director for Diastology and Contrast Echo & New Technologies Courses—currently his 15th annual course. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine. His specialty interests include cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MR and computed tomography); pericardial diseases; restrictive cardiomyopathies; valvular heart disease; atrial fibrillation; and diastolic heart failure.
A Canadian by birth, Dr. Klein speaks fluent French and English. He received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec after completing an undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology, graduating with honors. While in medical school, he received several scholarships and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Dr. Klein completed his clinical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He completed a Cardiology Residency from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and a Research Fellowship from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1989.
In addition to his scholarships and academic achievements, Dr. Klein won the E.G.D. Murray Prize in Microbiology and Immunology as an undergraduate and has received multiple American Society of Echocardiography Outcomes Research Awards.
Dr. Klein has been course director and workshop leader at numerous medical specialty conferences focused on clinical trials, imaging modalities and clinical protocols, to name a few. He currently serves as Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University. Dr. Klein is a member of the Lerner College of Medicine Admissions Committee.
He is also principal or co-principal investigator for multicenter clinical trials in atrial fibrillation (ACUTE I, ACUTE II, and CLOTS); studies in diastolic function (ADEPT); valvular heart disease (Anorexigens and Valve Disease); and catheter ablation and pulmonary vein flow (ROTEA). Dr. Klein was honored to present the first online video summary of the ROTEA study for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. He has published key articles in such prestigious journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Klein has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography and is now Chair of the Industry Relations Committee. He is also on the Writing Committee for the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Klein serves as a peer reviewer for more than 15 professional journals. He also grades abstracts for the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology.
He has been an invited lecturer at many national and international symposia and conferences, speaking on topics related to his specialty interests. Dr. Klein has authored or co-authored more than 210 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, written 26 chapters in medical textbooks and published more than 360 abstracts. He is a co-editor of two books entitled "Diastology: Clinical Approach to Diastolic Heart Failure." as well as "Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool."
Dr. Klein is a Fellow in the Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology, and the Royal College of Physicians (Canada). In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association.