William Kleinman, MD

Dr. William Kleinman is a founder of, and current senior partner at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Kleinman earned his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, then completed his residencies in general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals in Denver, and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, respectively. His fellowship training in hand surgery was with Robert E. Carroll, M.D. at Columbia-Presbyterian, and his microvascular surgery fellowship training was with James Urbaniak, M.D. at Duke University. Dr. Kleinman is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has published 60 peer-review papers in the hand surgery literature, has written 25 textbook chapters, and served as deputy editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery for 10 years. He has given many hundreds of podium presentations in his field. Dr. Kleinman has been the Director of the post-residency hand fellowship training program at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center from 1978 to 1993. He remains the leader of fellowship teaching at the Hand Center throughout his 42 - year career there. In 1985, Dr. Kleinman received the coveted Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship Award from the ASSH. In 2019 he received the Lee Osterman Teaching Award from the ASSH for lifetime commitment to education. He was this year’s Founder’s Lecturer for the ASSH Annual Meeting. Dr. Kleinman has had a special interest in clinical diseases of the wrist and forearm. Much of his career in clinical research has been devoted to this arena. He is also a former Porsche Club racer and instructor, enjoys contemporary art, and plays classical piano.

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