Released: March 1, 2011
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OAK BROOK, Ill. — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced that Jeffrey S. Klein, M.D., will become RadioGraphics editor in January 2012. He will succeed William W. Olmsted, M.D., who will retire at the end of this year after serving as editor for RSNA's education journal since 1990.
"It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by the RSNA Board of Directors to serve as the next editor of RadioGraphics and to have the opportunity to guide the journal in the coming years," Dr. Klein said.
Dr. Klein is the A. Bradley Soule and John P. Tampas Green and Gold Professor of Radiology and Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine and chief of thoracic radiology at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. In addition to his expertise in lung cancer staging and detection, Dr. Klein's vast experience in radiologic education and continuing medical education makes him an excellent choice for RadioGraphics editor.
"My goals are to continue the editorial excellence that Dr. Olmsted has established in his distinguished tenure as RadioGraphics editor," Dr. Klein said, "and to help guide the journal through its transition to a more interactive electronic publication that meets the emerging educational needs of our trainees, radiologists, radiation physicists and radiation oncologists worldwide."
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College, Dr. Klein earned his M.D. degree at the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He completed an internship at The Staten Island Hospital, a residency at the State University of New York-Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Klein is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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.
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 the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He then joined the UVM College of Medicine, serving as an associate professor of radiology and chief of thoracic imaging until 2000, when he was named a professor of radiology. Dr. Klein was vice chair of the Department of Radiology from 1998 to 2000 and was named to the endowed professorship in 2006.
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 Roentgenology, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, and Cancer. He has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts, textbooks and multimedia, as well as award-winning posters and exhibits.
Dr. Klein has delivered lectures, taught courses and moderated discussions in visiting professorships and at chest radiology meetings and congresses worldwide for more than 20 years.
He has received teaching awards from the UCSF Medical Center and UVM College of Medicine, among others.
Dr. Klein has made volunteer service an integral part of his career. He worked on numerous committees within the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) and served as 2005-2006 STR president. He also served on the ACR Committee on CT accreditation from 1998 to 2008. From 2001 to 2005 he represented Vermont on the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Council of Governors and since 2002 has been a member of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the National Lung Screening Trial of the National Cancer Institute.
An RSNA member since 1986, Dr. Klein was a member of RSNA's Refresher Course Committee from 2003 to 2005 and the Education Exhibits Awards Committee from 2005 to 2006.
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RSNA is an association of more than 46,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)