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