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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
  • Grail Bio
  • Genomic Health

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

408 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Great PA and Dr. Dr. Klein is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Debbie in Dr Klein's office was my first contact with someone from Cleveland Clinic. She was exceptionally- friendly, relaxed, and informative!!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr Klein is very personable and easy to communicate with. Plus, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience. This leaves me with a very secure feeling that what he is proposing is indeed the very best option for me

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Klein has always has always gone out of his way to listen and inform me about my treatment. My favorite care provider.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Care provided by both PA and Dr. Klein was very good.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr Klein was what I call an excellent choice for me. he's very knowledgeable and understand the importance of his patients day to day! my hats off to the time and communication he invested in me. Thanks

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Larry Dr Klein assistant was excellent

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

both Dr Shah and Dr Klein took the time to listen to my concerns about potential treatments and both provided me with help making sure the course of action I was leaning towards was the right course of action.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Both staff and Dr. Klein provided awesome care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr Klein is an exceptional physician and is very kind and caring

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Klein did an excellent job during and after the procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr Klein's Assistant Debbie was fabulous to work with. She was very prompt and helpful in getting the appointment scheduled.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Lundy and Dr. Klein were very knowledgeable about my case and what I needed to do to treat my cancer. They both also were kind, understanding and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

great Doctor great service

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Klein is an excellent physician. He listens and pays attention to the patients concerns

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Klein made me feel at ease at a time when I was quite nervous.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

The best doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

*Dr. Klein came in door and within minutes all our concerns were addressed. He was fantastic!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Excellent experience with Dr. Klein, he took what time that was needed and answered every question. Regardless of whom I talked to on the medical staff I felt confident on the eventual outcome. I think this is because everyone I encountered seemed focused on the task at hand and answering any and all questions or finding someone who could if they couldn't.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I appreciate the Doctor's consultation. Would highly recommend Dr. Klein.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Klein was very informative and discussed my condition with me. He spent the necessary time with me and explained everything in full detail and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I would recommend Dr Klein to anyone who needs to see urologist

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

dr. Klein is an outstanding person and physician. Very empathetic home in dealing with your personal issues. I'm glad he is my physician; I am very fortunate that he is.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Klein has exceeded expectations for us. I was diagnosed with TC in February and at the same time, my wife was eight months pregnant. He and his staff have been so kind, understanding and in every possible way, servants to us. He has spent time with us and even provided some advice when we attempted a doctor closer to our home. However, we quickly came back. A good doctor is worth the drive. Every time. We so appreciate Dr. Klein and all he and his staff have done.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

We did recommend Dr. Klein to a family friend of ours that had TC. They also traveled to see him for care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Klein is the best

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Klein is excellent at what he does. Knew all of my pertinent information as soon as he walked in the room.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I have never had problems seeing Doctor Klein

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

*Dr. Klein and his staff are extraordinary.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

My doctors was great. They answered my questions with giving understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr Keon was very helpful in his assessment of my condition

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I appreciate the time discussing things with dr. Klein and all the staff had contact with

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

*Dr. Klein is the best at what he does. I couldn't ask for better.

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.

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