Andrew S. Klein, M.D., MBA
Director, The Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Former chairman, United Network of Organ Sharing
Andrew S. Klein, MD, FACS, MBA is Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he also serves as a Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of Surgery.
Klein, a fellow in the American College of Surgeons, has played a leadership role in the development of national policies for organ allocation. He is a former chairman of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee and was elected Secretary of UNOS in 2004.
Dr. Klein's clinical interests have focused on liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery and surgery for the complications of portal hypertension. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 original manuscripts and chapters dealing primarily with liver disease, liver transplantation and immunobiology of the liver. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Klein served as Chief of the Division of Transplantation at Johns Hopkins. He was the Founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, and he was a tenured professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Klein received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also completed internships and residencies. He was a research fellow in transplantation immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellow in liver transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed his MBA training at Johns Hopkins in November 2001.