Andrew S. Klein, MD, FACS, MBA

Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine


Andrew S. Klein, MD, FACS, MBA is Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai. He holds the Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine.

Dr. Klein previously 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.

Dr. Klein 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. He also served two terms on the Membership and Professional Standards Committee, and he served as the UNOS Region 2 Councilor. He is presently Chairman of the UNOS Living Donor Transplantation Committee and was elected Secretary of UNOS in 2004. In addition, Dr. Klein has been elected to the Governing Board of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).

Dr. Klein's clinical interests have focused on liver transplantation, hepatobiliiary 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. His basic scientific research interests include reticuloendothelial function following liver transplantation and immune tolerance.

Dr. 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.