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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
  • Focal One
  • Focal One Therapy for Prostate Cancer
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
View all 3 Specialties +


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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

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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 3/1/2021, Dr. Klein has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

407 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

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr.Klein has an excellent manner and makes me feel comfortable discussing various aspects of my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Klein seems to me to be the best of the best.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr klines assistant is fabulous. She went above and beyond to accommodate me

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Kline and his team are a credit to the Clinic!!!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Minor issue with audio on my end. Dr Klein used the phone and issue resolved

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Very pleased with Dr Kline

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Klein and his staff are outstanding. I am very appreciative of their expertise and grateful for their care.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Common sense Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I feel that Dr. Klein's knowledge, experience, and ability to communicate far exceeded those of other specialists that I had visited.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Klein was very knowledgeable, engaging, friendly and professional. His assistant, Debby, was extremely helpful and caring. It's a great team effort. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr Klein's reputation is impressive and he provided me with as I needed to achieve a confident second opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Klein is simply the best as he cares for you as a person and as a professional. Would definitely recommend Dr. Klein to anyone who needs help in his specialty areas of practice.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Klein is marvelous

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Klein provided my outstanding care.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Klein listened and responded to our questions; he's obviously familiar with what patients are likely to want to know, but he did not just zip through a routine script. He was respectful of our concerns, and we had a useful conversation.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Through the years I've had nothing but excellent medical advice and care from Dr. Klein. His courteous staff creates an atmosphere that puts their patients to ease,. I would and have recommend Dr. Klein to friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Klein and his PA work well together.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Eric Klein is an awesome healthcare provider.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Klein continues to provide exceptionally good care !

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Klein was great, I am very glad I saw the CC Facebook post about HIFU so I contacted him. I feel I have found the best care

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Staff outstanding. Dr. Klein provided excellent information about my condition. A very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

All contact with Dr Klein has been excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

All care providers were exceptional.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Klein was outstanding in every way. it was like being treated by an old friend who wanted me to be healthy. He fully described the pros and cons of various treatments. He is more than a doctor, he is a healer.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

All excellent experience......Dr. Klein is a real professional and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

All was good or all the years I have had Dr, Klein as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

My meeting with Dr Klein was exceptional.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Klein was generous with his vast expertise and his time.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Klein was personable, listened to me and came up with a plan that relieved my angst.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Klein's nurse was very good with the scheduling

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

*Dr. Eric Klein is one of the best surgeons in America.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Klein and his assistant are the most and responsive medical personal I've ever worked with, period.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Klein was amazing

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Eric A. Klein's compassion and concern have been outstanding over the 13 years during which I have been his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Have been a patient of Dr. Eric Klein her numerous yours I put my trust in him

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Klein is an excellent provider. Id recommend him to anyone with my problem

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

The doctor was every bit as good as I was told he would be. I heard about him through a friend of my daughter.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

*Dr. Eric Klein and his team are all first rate. The Cleveland Clinic is so lucky to have them on their staff.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Eric Klein is excellent!!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Eric Klein was very professional and explained the entire procedure beforehand which eased my nerves. He explained everything during the procedure as well as letting me know what to expect following the procedure. I could not have asked for better care. Kudos!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Eric Klein was very professional. I couldn't be happier with the care I received at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Klein thoroughly explained everything and provided appropriate course of action.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Dr was very knowledgeable and helpful. Seemed trustworthy

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

The visit I had with Dr Klein and his assistant was the best I've had concerning my condition. I drove 9 hours to arrive at his office and would do it again if I need to.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Klein is such an asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Doctor Klein has been my Doctor for over 15 years he is a excellent Doctor very caring shows great care in taking care of my various problems when the occur. I have recommended him very highly to others.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

See previous comments in regards to Doctor Klein. He is a excellent doctor very caring & I have always recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. told me what to expect even with after care.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr Klein and his team are always very helpful and very polite and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

the doctor spent more time telling me about clinical proprietary PSA test then talking about my results.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

dr Klein has earned my trust through his care of me during the years. he is clearly knowledgeable and provides excellent care. but he is also patient and listens to my concerns. I am grateful for his care.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Klien and his office are very efficient in responding to e-mails and/or telephone calls

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

The whole experience with Dr. Erick Klein was Good....

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr Klein was great explaining what was going on and how I felt during the procedure

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Klein and the staff were exellent.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Klein is easy to talk with, and he is a good listener. Excellent appointment!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Klein and all staff are outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Klein as stated in his video is personable and easy to talk too. he set my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

You can tell from his staff that Dr. Klein runs a tight ship. The dept is well organized, on time, efficient, yet very personable and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

has been a good experience working with DR. Klein and his office

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

fantastic service. really like dr Klein and the resident

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Klein has always been excellent with regard to my healthcare!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr Klein is amazing. It is rare for a prominent doctor to be as caring and approachable as he is. I really appreciate that level of care.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

The doctor's assistant was particularly helpful over the phone.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Klien is all you could ask for with regards to the questions in this section. He answered our questions and put me at ease. He gave me good guidance as to my options. He facilitated an immediate appointment with another specialist. I also feel he is very receptive to being contacted with any follow up questions I might have.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

dr Klein and his team were exceptional care providers

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

I trust this doctor and feel that he cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

I feel very fortunate to be able to see a physician as prominent as Dr Klein. The options I was given by other physicians felt like I was being pushed in one direction. I respect Dr Klein's opinion. He truly put my mind at ease with what my option should be.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

*Dr. Kline as well as all urology fellows were awesome. Very clear planning. Very thankful to all staff members.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Again , I was most happy with Dr Klien and his entire team

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

dr klein puts you at ease.......

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I appreciate Dr. Klein's ongoing support over a number of years.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

i appreciate all of the time and effort that Dr. Klein and his staff has consistently made during my diagnosis and treatment plan through Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Klein has gone above and beyond during my diagnosis and treatment plan, I am now confident in active surveillance as treatment

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

The doctor and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Thank you, Dr. Klein!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Klein and his secretary I have always gone out of their way so I could get in to make an appointment rate them Excellent

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

When I was in the see Dr. Klein He found a problem that I needed another test for which made me to go to the other building but he Was able to get me in very quickly even though there was a busy schedule

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