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 School - 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 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

344 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

42 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr Klein and his staff are rock stars

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Klein was excellent. Very patient and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Klein was very engaged with the conversation and our opinions and questions. Exudes confidence and compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Excellent Dr (Klein) and personable.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Klein was very professional and helped me decide the best approach to treating my prostate cancer. He was very positive.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

First rate experience. Glad I selected this doctor and the Cleveland Clinic for my care.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Dr. Eric A. Klein is the BEST doctor ever. From the first time I talk to him until now he did his very best to save my life. and he is one of the best urologists in US.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

I have been going to Dr Klein for over 10 years for elevated PSA results. I believe Dr Klein is the best urologist in the world , he is rated the highest of all urologist and uses the most modern technique and cutting edge processes in his practice. I am confident when Dr. Klein gives me a diagnosis that he has knowledge of all the options available and always recommends the best way to proceed. I have been to other urologist before seeing Dr Klein and I was not comfortable with them practicing medicine on me. those other urologist seemed to guess at the issue. dr Klein is always professional and certain of the patient condition. I go miles out of my way for his expertise.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Dr Klein is training a new doctor almost every time I visit him and I like that- great job doctor Klein keep up the good work.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

Dr. Klein was one of the most professional medical providers I have seen. He made sure this was my time and took the time to explain all options and answer my concerns. I couldn't have been happier with experience and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr Elic Klien is an outstanding doctor. He is certainly the best of the best. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have Dr Klein on their staff.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Our family has switched our doctors, with the exception of our family dr., to the clinic because of how well they share and their involvement with each other.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

I don't think any of the above questions really pertained to the discussions I had with either Doctor Klein or doctor Siskey. so I'm not putting answers down so that survey Creator will be satisfied. They are not on point for my experience

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr klien answered my question and recommend a action plan to followup and resolve my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

*Dr. Klein & his team were amazing. My care was extraordinary!!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

*Dr. Eric Klein was highly recommended, he was even better than others had said. Would highly recommend.

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.

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