Andrew Klein, MD, MBA, Carey ‘02 Director,

Comprehensive Transplant Center Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery Cedars Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Klein served as the Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplant Medicine, Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California until his recent retirement. During his unprecedented tenure, he provided oversight and programmatic direction for the institution's liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, and lung transplant programs.

Dr. Klein received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University. In 2000, he was appointed tenured Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was the founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center from 1996 - 2003. While at Johns Hopkins he was Director of Liver Transplantation and Chief of the Division of Transplantation. For nearly two decades, he has played a leadership role in local and national policy making focused on organ donation, allocation, and transplantation; chairing the Living Donor Transplantation Committee, the Liver Transplantation Committee for The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and serving on the UNOS Board of Directors (2002 - 2006).

Dr. Klein is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer.