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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5600
Desk:
216.444.5591
Fax:
216.636.4492

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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Biography

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

Appointed
1989

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Urology
New York, NY USA
1989

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1986

Medical School - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1981

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA
1977

Certifications

  • 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 3/13/2018, 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:

  • Genomic Health
  • Wolters Kluwer

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

319 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Consultation meeting was somewhat brief. As I saw that Dr. Klein seemed extremely busy, I became somewhat reluctant to continue asking questions---which was likely my fault. I was concerned about the seeming discrepancy of continuing consumption of the hormone pills, and probably would have liked to continue that part of the conversation.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

While my wait to see Dr. Klein was somewhat lengthy, I was extremely impressed by his knowledge and understanding of my issues---and lived up to the high recommendations for me to see him by my radiologist / oncologist and current patients of Dr. Klein upon my return to Cleveland from Florida.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr. Klein and his staff are the best! Excellent technical and medical skills combined with good people qualities.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr. Klein is the "best of the best"!

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Great experience. Dr. Klein is an exceptional and understanding Doctor. Great communicator with empathy, compassion and understanding. Highly recommend Dr. Klein.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

I have the deepest respect n Dr Klien and value his opinion and care recommendations.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

Dr Klein was gracious and very helpful. a real asset to the medical community.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2018

Very clear and prompt response using the My Chart application

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

Cleveland Clinic is world-class. Dr. Klein and Sal are Outstanding doctors who are proactive about their patients care. We are very fortunate to have this world reknown healthcare institution in Northeast Ohio.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

*Dr. Klein & his staff are top notch. Never seen any better.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018

*Dr. Eric Klein is a wonderful and skilled surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2018

The experience was very good however, I am supposed to have a follow up appointment in 6 months. It would be a good idea to schedule that appointment before I leave as opposed to having to call in the make the appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2017

Dr. Klein was simply outstanding. He made me feel very comfortable and confident. He radiated empathy and competence.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

Doctor was very compassionate and kind. A very caring concerned man. His bedside manner was impressive.

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