Arthur Klein

In May 2006, Dr. Klein accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Officer of Lifespan in Providence, Rhode Island and the position of Associate Dean for Strategic and Special Projects at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island.


In 2005, Dr. Klein was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. In 2000, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He became a Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs at The New York Hospital Care Network in 1995 and President of the New York Presbyterian Healthcare Network in 1997.


This System is comprised of 48 acute, sub-acute, long-term care and specialty health care campuses committed to create, where feasible, an integrated academic health care delivery system providing the highest quality and most cost effective medical care to the New York metropolitan region. Dr. Klein oversees the integration of clinical activities and administrative activities for this commonwealth of medical institutions. Dr. Klein served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell for 12 years and as Director of the Pediatric Department at the Hospital for Special Surgery for 11 years.


He has been in active practice in Pediatric Cardiology since 1976 with special interest in pediatric cardiac catheterization and pediatric hypertension. He is currently a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at the Weill Cornell Medical College, and an attending pediatrician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.


Dr. Klein completed his undergraduate training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology receiving a Bachelor of Natural Science in 1968. He attended medical school at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and subsequently completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center.


Among his many healthcare industry responsibilities, Dr. Klein is Co-Chair of the National Committee on Quality Healthcare’s Pay for Performance Taskforce, Chairman of VHA Metro New York Organization and a member of VHA’s national Board and Chairman of the Hospital Association of New York State’s Statewide Steering Committee on Quality Initiatives, and is on the Board of Directors of the Shepton Mallett Treatment Centre Limited.