Dr. Jeffrey A. Klem M.D.
Dr. Klem is a cardiologist and internal medicine physician specializing in the in-patient and outpatient treatment of cardiovascular disease and associated co-morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Klem grew up in Oklahoma and graduated in 1987 from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Allied Health with a degree in Radiologic Technology. Immediately upon graduation he joined the staff at Johns Hopkins and spent 4 years as the senior technologist of the cardiovascular lab. While there he participated in multiple cardiovascular research studies.
Dr. Klem then returned to the University of Oklahoma and completed his Doctorate Degree in Medicine in 1995. During his first year of medical school he performed bench research at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health resulting in AOA presentations in the area of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy under the mentorship of Dr. Ahvie Herskowitz.
After completing medical school Dr. Klem was accepted into the Internal Medicine Residency at Yale School of Medicine. During his residency he participated in clinical research with world renowned Cardiologist Dr Michael Ezekowitz in the development of a novel radio-labeled isotope for the detection of deep vein thrombosis. He presented his research at the International Society of Radio labeled Blood Products Symposium in Rome, Italy.
After completing his residency he went on to complete a three year clinical cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,Texas. After completing his 3 year fellowship he participated in a one year research fellowship under the direction of Dr. Neal Kleiman. His research focused on the area of platelet-leukocyte interactions and the role of inflammation in plaque formation and acute coronary syndromes.
After completing his research fellowship he went on to complete a one year clinical fellowship in interventional cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He then went on to complete a 6 month
fellowship and board certification in nuclear cardiology.
Dr. Klem now practices full time at the Cleveland Emergency Hospital and Texas Emergency Hospital in Cleveland, Texas. He utilizes his vast knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease using multiple modalities including ultrasound, nuclear imaging, and cardiovascular CT.
He performs diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures and peripheral vascular procedures in our new state of the art cardiac catheterization lab at Texas Emergency Hospital. Dr. Klem is available for inpatient consultations at both facilities as well as outpatient clinic appointments at the Cleveland Emergency Hospital Clinic.
During his free time, he and his wife Elizabeth, enjoy showing his Championship Lakeland terriers and have won many Best of Breed competitions including the Houston dog show of shows.