||Samuel Klein, MD, William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine, Director of Center for Human Nutrition, Chief of Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM)
Dr. Klein has had a longstanding career in nutrition. After finishing his residency in internal medicine, Dr. Klein completed a Clinical Nutrition fellowship at Boston University Hospital, a research fellowship in Nutrition and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School, and Master's Degree in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism at M.I.T. He then completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he spent his second year as a research fellow in Nutrition Support at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute under the supervision of Maurice Shils. Finally, in the mid 1990's Dr. Klein received extensive training in hospital-based nutrition support from clinical nutrition experts in the field, Drs. George Blackburn and Bruce Bistrian. As a leader in clinical nutrition and obesity research, Dr. Klein has received extensive NIH funding and published more than 400 papers in clinical nutrition, metabolism, and obesity.
With many years of training under his belt, Dr. Klein continues to make nutrition support a priority for the future by training young investigators in the field. He has established a unique nutrition and metabolism translational research training program at WUSM that provides research opportunities for his own trainees and other faculty. Dr. Klein has also developed a didactic program of lectures and seminars in conjunction with hands-on research experience that he directly supervises. To date, Dr. Klein has mentored a total of 43 trainees. Overall, Dr. Klein has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the field of clinical nutrition and guiding the next generation of investigators throughout his career.