Department Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
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About Eric Klein, MD

Eric A. Klein, MD, is the Chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and a staff member in the Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests are cancers of the prostate,  testis and kidney.  For several years, including the current edition, Dr. Klein is listed in Best Doctors in America.

Board-certified in urology, Dr. Klein is a frequent lecturer and visiting professor at numerous national and international universities. He was the National Medical Study Coordinator for the National Cancer Institute sponsored Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). Dr. Klein is the editor of Urology and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the American Cancer Society, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Klein received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in urology at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in urology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, prostate cancer, renal and testis cancer, retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America (1996–2010)
  • Who’s Who in America (2000–2008)
  • Who’s Who in American Medicine (2000–2008)
  • Top Docs, Cleveland Magazine (1998–2010)
  • E Mason Sones Award for Innovation, CCF 2010
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (2004–2008)
    Best Practices Teacher, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 2007
  • Teacher of the Year, Glickman Urologic Institute, 2005–2006
  • Program of the Year (Prostate Cancer), CCF Programmatic Research Council, 2002
  • Norman K. Probstein Award for Meritorious Contributions to Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, 2001
  • Nightingale Physician Collaboration Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2000
  • Fellow, American Urological Association-European Association of Urology, International Academic Exchange Program, 1994
  • International Traveling Fellow Award Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1986
  • George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellow Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1986
  • RJ. Behan Prize for Excellence in Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1981
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/8/2019, Dr. Klein has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Klein receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Genomic Health
  • Grail Bio

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

404 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Doctor Klein is a very good doctor and cares for his patients health

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Klein is an excellent doctor who treats patients with dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

I love Dr. Klein

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Klein provided a second opinion regarding my prostate cancer, which I supported. I have tremendous respect for Dr. Klein and have requested he and Cleveland Clinic perform my next biopsy guided by a MRI.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I could not believe the amazing promptness and support I have received from Dr Klein and his office in this hard time of my life and the way Dr Klein's confidence has made me feel so much better than I did before. Dr Klein has an excellent reputation as the best.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I have only good to say about Dr Klein

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

dr. Klein is an outstanding physician and person

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

*Dr. Eric Klein is a skilled surgeon and brilliant practitioner. My outcome is directly attributable to his practice of medicine and intellectual prowess.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

I felt I was in very competent hands with Dr. Klein and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

This is an excellent Dr and hospital

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr Klein was the ultimate professional...truly exemplified a " caregiver"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

*Dr. Eric Klein was outstanding in all respects.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Kline has been an exceptionally caring and informative Physician from my 1st visit with him!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

excellent experience with Dr. and Staff

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Given the reputation of Cleveland Clinic as well as Dr. Klein, I was very pleased with the ease of scheduling an appointment, and with the kindness and encouragement of Dr. Klein and the entire staff during the appointment. The clear message coming from the team was that they wanted to make me feel comfortable, and that they were committed to being as helpful as they could be. Dr. Klein was a very clear communicator, and made me feel hopeful in a challenging situation.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Eric Klein, a nationally-recognized authority in urology and prostate cancer, was kind, patient, expertly informed, and extraordinarily helpful. It is to him that I owe my grateful awareness of, and participation in, a clinical trial concerning the combined effects of lupron and apalutamide preparatory to prostatectomy. I feel honored to have been the fortunate beneficiary of his remarkable insight, knowledge, expertise, and goodwill.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Klein and his medical staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr Klein and his Staff provided an above average visit. I am completely satisfied and I will return next year for my yearly review

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr Klein is an exceptional doctor, he gives detailed explanations and offers helpful suggestions for continued support of health.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

dear Dr Klein and staff: keep up the good work

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Klein was very personable and thorough. made me feel very comfortable and at ease during my appointment and the biopsy that occurred later that day. called personally with the biopsy results as he said he would as soon as they were available.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

dr Klein treated me with respect and spent all the time I needed to ask questions, concerns and he explained all of good and bad aspects of my condition and included me in the decision for my treatment

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Klein and his staff are the very best! They have superb technical skills combined with good excellent "bed side manner." it's an unbeatable combination.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr Eric Klein defines everything hoped for in an Excellent Physician. Invaluable to the well deserved world wide reputation of the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

everyone at the clinic was supper nice. the wait to see dr kline was long but he was very nice and very informative.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

appt was 10 a.m. did not see dr until 10:50

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr Klein is a real pro. Communicative. Answered all my questions. Explained the procedure prior to it, explained the instruments involved, and then told me what to expect next during each step (real time) of my actual procedure. I was nervous...he certainly put me more at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr Kein has been empathetic and responsive. it would be difficult to improve on my experience.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr. Klein and his associate inspired confidence in choosing the Clinic for my health concerns

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Dr Klein and his student assistant were very detailed In discussing my case. Test results were explained in easy to understand terms and treatment options were were explained in detail. Very courteous and caring manor.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

I would recommend Dr Klein to anyone as I believe he provides world-class care.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr Klein makes you feel at ease and takes his time explaining everything to you.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr Klein makes you feel at ease. He takes his time and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

I have the utmost respect for Dr Kleinand value his professionalism and recommendations regarding my health care

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Klein was OUTSTANDING. Extremely helpful and took his time to listen to my concerns. Showed compassion and caring. Obviously the BEST!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Klein has been wonderful to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable and take an interest in his patients well being.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Klein explained all the options very well.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Klein is amazing. He has great bedside manner and explained what to expect during the procedure and informed me what he was doing at all times. He put me at ease and I left with very little discomfort. In fact this was my 4th procedure and had the least amount of bleeding from this one.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Both Dr. Klein and his resident were exceptional.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr. Klein was very professional and patient with my questions. He had thoroughly reviewed all of my previous tests and records and was intimately familiar with my cancer, he didn't have to pull up my records, I'm pretty certain he could have recited every detail from memory... I was very impressed. Even as a nationally renowned doctor, Dr. Klein did not present any sense of superiority or arrogance at all. He wasted NO time but did not rush and did not seem to be in a hurry. He made me and my wife feel like he was genuinely concerned about my health and both of our piece of mind and our confidence in him...

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Klein and his team are world class

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Klein

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

My current medications our any concerns were not discussed on this visit by Dr. Kline and possibly because he had no concerns with changes in my meds since I last saw him.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr Klein explained the tests that he was going to order and he answered all of my questions. I was impressed when he was the one who called me to tell me my test results. My other physicians delegate this task to their support staff.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

very professional staff. Dr. Klein was attentive, patient and thorough in discussing my care.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr. Eric Klein exceeded all my expectations and has been a super star to work with. He is a fantastic doctor, well respected in the field and a compassionate person. he answered all my questions, took time to listen and answer and has not stopped communicating with me. I am forever grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

The physician spoke concisely and clearly. He listened well and answered questions well.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

I came to the clinic to see Dr. Klien, instead I met with an Intern who was helpful in answering question, but was not Dr Klien. When Dr Klien came into the exam room he gave his opinion and answered some questions, but my perception was that he wasn't interested in being there.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Both of them were great in handling me and my situation while I was at Dr. Kleins office

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Also, Dr. Klein and his nurse / Phys assistants were upbeat and showed appropriated good humor in dealing with me and were tuned into to my specific demeanor and personality. I really appreciated that!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

I have complete confidence in Dr Kliine an he is why I come to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

There were no untoward delays. The doctor sought to expedite my procedure as he was aware that a second patient was also waiting who would require a more lengthy procedure. All very courteous and considerate.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Fighting cancer is difficult - but with the expertise, concern and care demonstrated by Dr. Klein and his team, the fight is much more manageable.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

Given that Dr. Klein is the chair of the Urology Department, at one of the leading Urology practices in the world, he has nonetheless maintained a high level of compassion for his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

Dr Eric Klein is not only one of the best urologist in the US, both also a caring, kind and very responsive medical provider.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

The Doctor was very informative and provided me with very sound information to enable me to make the best treatment choice.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

good people great care. very happy with the clinic and dr klein

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Registration reception was hectic and the badge provided for tracking patients was not working. The reception person never tested the badge which caused an undue wait for the doctor to see me.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Klein was very knowledgeable of my condition, test results and prepared to discuss treatment plan. He also recommended a study that I might be interested in pursuing which was very good information.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

I think there was a mix up with my registration upon arrival. When I called Dr. Kline's office they took care of it right away and I got in to see Dr. Kline quickly.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

After arrival in waiting room, time spent waiting was over one hour. Staff in this area were very attentive and worked to remediate the delay, and achieve our appointment with Dr. Klein.

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