Office: Wescoe 5018
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160
Dr. Klein assumed the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies on July 15, 2013.
In his new role, Dr. Klein oversees KUMC activities related to academic affairs, graduate studies, international programs, faculty professional development, faculty governance, and institutional reporting of faculty information to the Kansas Board of Regents and other external constituencies. As vice chancellor, Dr. Klein is the administrative liaison to KUMC Faculty Assembly Steering Committee and the Kansas Board of Regents, including the Council of Chief Academic Officers.
Dr. Klein is a Chancellors Club Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology who received his Ph.D. from New York University and completed postdoctoral work at Marquette University. Dr. Klein has been a faculty member at KUMC since 1975 and earned the rank of professor in 1987. During Dr. Klein's long academic career, he has been honored with an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship and was associate dean for professional development and faculty affairs in the School of Medicine for 11 years. Since 1975, Dr. Klein has earned numerous teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, the Bohan Teaching Professorship, The International Association of Medical Science Educators Master Teacher Award, The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Teaching Award, and was twice honored with the Kemper Teaching Excellence Award. His research career spans more than 30 years at KUMC. In 2010, he was elected as an honorary member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was selected as the Honorary KU Medical Alumnus. He has dedicated much of his career to mentoring of graduate students, medical students, and junior faculty.