Klein Joins RSNA Board of Directors

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018

Jeffrey S. Klein, MD, has been elected to the RSNA Board of Directors and will serve as the Board liaison for publications and communications.



Dr. Klein is the A. Bradley Soule and John P. Tampas Green and Gold Professor of Radiology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. A renowned expert in lung cancer staging and detection, Dr. Klein has served as editor of RadioGraphics since 2011.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, Dr. Klein earned his medical degree at the State University of New York Health Downstate Medical Center. He completed an internship at the Staten Island University Hospital, a residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, and a fellowship in thoracic radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

Dr. Klein began his academic radiology career in 1988 as a clinical instructor of radiology and assistant professor in residence at the UCSF School of Medicine. In 1990, he became an assistant professor in residence at the San Francisco General Hospital.

From 1993 to 1995, Dr. Klein was a clinical associate professor, chief of thoracic imaging, and associate director of the residency training program in the Department of Radiology at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. He then joined the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he served as vice chair of the Department of Radiology from 1998 to 2000 and chief of thoracic imaging from 2000 to 2010. Dr. Klein was named to the endowed professorship in 2006.  From 2005 to 2010 he served as Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging from 2000 to 2005, Dr. Klein is a longtime manuscript reviewer for Radiology and RadioGraphics, as well as the American Journal of RoentgenologyJournal of Thoracic OncologyCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and Cancer. He received a Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for reviewing with special distinction in 2010.

Esteemed for his dedication to radiology education, Dr. Klein has received teaching awards from the UCSF Medical Center, the University of Vermont College of Medicine and SUNY Downstate.

Dr. Klein held several leadership positions with the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR), including as president from 2005 to 2006. He served on the American College of Radiology committee on CT accreditation from 1998 to 2008, and as an examiner for the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Klein was part of an expert panel convened by the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1990, a group that developed a protocol for high-resolution CT examinations of Navajo uranium miners. From 2001 to 2005, he represented Vermont on the American College of Chest Physicians Council of Governors, and from 2002-2010 Dr. Klein was a member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board for the Lung Cancer Screening Trial of the National Cancer Institute. He was elected to membership in the Fleischner Society for Thoracic Imaging and Diagnosis in 2011.

In addition to his tenure as RadioGraphics editor, Dr. Klein is a member of the RSNA Scientific Program, Refresher Course and Education Exhibits committees and the Publications Council. He also serves on the RSNA Research & Education Foundation Grant Program Committee and the RSNA Digital Roadmap Content Steering Committee.