Jeffrey Klein M.D. – Curriculum Vitae

Jeffrey Klein M.D. – Curriculum Vitae

Name:Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD
Office Address:Capistrano Surgicenter Building
30280 Ranch Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Office Telephone:(949) 248-1632
Office FAX:(949) 248-9339
Birth Date:August 13, 1944
Place of Birth:Los Angeles, California
Languages:English, Spanish, French

Academic Appointments

Clinical ProfessorDermatologyUniversity of California, Irvine
Adjunct Professor StatisticsUniversity of California, Riverside


University of California, RiversideBAMathematics1962-67
Université de ParisMathematics1967-68
University of California, San DiegoMAMathematics1968-71
University of California, San FranciscoMDMedicine1972-76
University of California, BerkeleyMPHBiostatistics1971-72
University of California, BerkeleyEpidemiology1976-77
University of California, Los AngelesInternal Medicine Resident1977-80
University of London, Institute of DermatologyDermatologyMar-Apr 1980
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New DelhiDermatologyMay-Jun 1980
University of California, San FranciscoNIH Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology1980-81
University of California,IrvineNIH Fellowship, Clinical Pharmacology1982-83
University of California, IrvineDermatology Resident1981-84


American Board of Internal Medicine1980
American Board of Dermatology1984
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery1989


OTHER CERTIFICATIONSAdvanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support


PRESENT ACTIVITYPrivate Practice: Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.


PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENTCalifornia Emergency Physicians, Inc.,Emergency Room Physician 1979-1985

Professional Societies


  • 2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery President’s Award
    “Outstanding & Unique Contributions to Dermatologic Surgery and The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • 2088 American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) EnvisiON Award for Life Time Achievement.
    This award is to recognize physician leaders who through their original research have redefined the speciality of Cosmetic Dermatology and whose contributions have had a much larger and deeper impact in the Cosmetic world as a whole.

Leadership In Professional Societies

Founding SecretaryAmerican Society for Mohs Surgery1994
PresidentOrange County Society for Dermatology2003-2004
ChairmanDepartment of Dermatology, Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach CA
Board of DirectorsAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery2008-2011

Advisory Committee

  • The Dean’s Advisory Committee, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside. 2005 to Present

Recent Invited-Guest Lectureships

2003Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
2004British Association of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeonsChester, England
2005Brazilian Society for Dermatologic SurgeryManaus, Brazil
2006California Congress of Dermatology and Dermatologic SurgerySan Diego, CA
2006Italian Society for Aesthetic SurgeryRome
2006, 2007, 2008Mass General Hospital, Wellman Institute, Laser MedicineBoston, MA
2008Brazilian Society for Dermatologic SurgeryCampo do Jordño, Brazil

National Television Interviews

20/20 (ABC)1995
Larry King Live1995

Scientific Publication

  1. Klein, JA. Optimal Statistical Techniques in Estimating Patient Compliance. Preventive Med, 1979.
  2. Klein JA, Cole G, Barr RJ, Bartlow G, Fulwider C. Paraffinoma of the Scalp, Arch Derm 121:382-385,1985.
  3. Klein JA, Barr RJ. Verrucous Hemangioma, J Pediat Derm, 2:191-193,1985.
  4. McCullough JL, Peckham P, Klein J, Weinstein GD, Jenkins JJ. Regulation of epidermal proliferation in mouse epidermis by combination of difluoromethyl ornithine (DFMO) and Methylglyoxal Bis(guanylhydrazone) (MGBG), J Invest Derm 85:518-521,1985.
  5. Klein JA, McCullough JL, Weinstein GD. Topical tritiated thymidine for epidermal growth fraction determination. J Invest Derm 86:406-409,1986.
  6. Klein JA, Barr RA. Diffuse lipomatosis and tuberous sclerosis. Arch Derm 122:1298-1302,1986.
  7. Klein JA. The tumescent technique for liposuction surgery. J Am Acad Cosmetic Surg 4:263-267,1987.
  8. Klein JA. Anesthesia for liposuction in dermatologic surgery. J Derm Surg Oncol 14:1124-1132,1988.
  9. Stewart JH, Cole GW, Klein JA. Neutralized lidocaine with epinephrine for local anesthesia. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 15:1081-1083,1989.
  10. Klein JA. Tumescent technique for regional anesthesia permits lidocaine doses of 35 mg/kg for liposuction. J Derm Surg Oncol 16:248-263,1990.
  11. Klein JA, Barr RJ. Bannayan-Zonana Syndrome Associated with Lymphangiomyomatous lesions. J Pediat Dermatol 7:48-53, 1990.
  12. Klein JA. The Tumescent Technique: Anesthesia and Modified Liposuction Technique. Dermatol Clinics 8:425-437,1990.
  13. Stewart JH, Chen SE, Cole GW, Klein JA. Neutralized lidocaine with epinephrine for local anesthesia, II. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 16:842-845,1990.
  14. Klein JA, Anesthesia for dermatologic cosmetic surgery. Coleman WP III, Hanke CW, Alt TH, Asken S, editors, Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques. Philadelphia, B. C. Decker Inc. 1991, pp 39-45.
  15. Coleman WP III, Klein JA. Use of the tumescent technique for scalp surgery, dermabrasion, and soft tissue reconstruction. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 18:130,1992.
  16. Klein JA, Soins post-operatoires apres liposculpture utilisant la technique tumescente (Postoperative Care Following Liposuction by the Tumescent Technique), La Revue de Chirurgie Esthetique de Langue Francaise 17:5-8,1992.
  17. Klein JA. Tumescent technique for local anesthesia improves safety in large volume liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg 92:1085-1098,1993.
  18. Klein JA. Reply: Ethics of promoting patient safety and comity among surgical specialties. [letter] Plast Reconstr Surg 95:603-604,1995.
  19. Klein JA. Establishing a Dermatologic Surgicenter, Elson M, editor, Evaluation and Treatment of the Aging Face. Springer-Verlag, publishers, New York 1995, pp 255-260.
  20. Klein JA, Liposuction. Moy R, Lask G, editors, Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery. Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1996, pp 529-542.
  21. Klein JA, Tumescent liposuction and improved postoperative care using Tumescent Liposuction Garments™. Dermatol Clinics, 13:329-338, April 1995.
  22. Klein JA, Tumescent Technique Chronicles: Local Anesthesia, Liposuction, and Beyond. Dermatologic Surg. 21:449-457, 1995.
  23. Klein JA, Epitomes, Dermatology: Tumescent technique for local anesthesia. West J Med 164:517,1996.
  24. Klein JA. Tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia. Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery. Lask GP, Moy RL editors. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996. pp 529-542.
  25. Klein JA, Anesthesia for dermatologic cosmetic surgery. Coleman WP III, Hanke CW, Alt TH, Asken S, editors, Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin: Principles and Techniques. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, B. C. Decker Inc., 1997
  26. Klein JA. Two Standards of Care for Tumescent Liposuction. Derm Surg J 24:1194-1195,1997
  27. Klein JA, Kassardjian N. Lidocaine Toxicity with Tumescent Liposuction, a case report of probable drug interactions. Derm Surg J 24:1169-1174,1997
  28. Klein JA, Tumescent Liposuction, Chapter 9, in Dzubow LM, editor, Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery, Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1998,p163-169.
  29. Klein AW, Narins RS, Klein JA. Tumescent Liposuction. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1999, pp2967-2969.
  30. Klein, JA. Intravenous fluids and bupivacaine are contraindicated in tumescent liposuction (letter), Plastic Reconstr Surg 102:2516-2518,1998.
  31. Klein JA. Anesthetic formulations of tumescent solutions. Dermatologic Clinics, 17:751-759,1999.
  32. Klein JA. Post-tumescent liposuction care: open drainage and bimodal compression. Dermatologic Clinics, 17:881-889,1999.
  33. Klein JA. Commentary: Fulton J. Modified Tumescent Liposuction. Dermatol Surg 25:764-766,1999.
  34. Klein JA. Discussion: Perry AW, Petti C, Rankin M. Lidocaine is not necessary in liposuction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Nov;104: discussion 1903-6
  35. Klein JA. Antibacterial effects of tumescent lidocaine. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Nov;104:1934-6.
  36. Klein JA, Tumescent Technique: Tumescent Anesthesia & Microcannular Liposuction. Mosby, St. Louis, approx 500 pages. March, 2000.
  37. Klein JA. Pharmacology of Tumescent Liposuction. Ch 21. pp 443-445. In Cosmetic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Narins RS editor, Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001.
  38. Klein JA Liposuction Using Dilute Local Anesthesia: Counterpoint. Dermatol Surg 29:1146-7, 2003.
  39. Klein JA, Is Tumescent Liposuction Safe?, Baran R, Maibach HI, Editors, Textbook of Cosmetic Surgery, 3rd ed. 2005, Chapter 64, pages 621-628, Taylor&Francis Publishers, London&New York (ISBN 1-84184-311-3)
  40. Kucera IJ, Lambert TJ, Klein JA, Watkins RG, Hoover JM, Kaye AD. Liposuction: contemporary issues for the anesthesiologist. J Clin Anesth. 18:379-87, 2006.

Current Research

  • Maximum Safe Dosage of Tumescent Lidocaine Without Liposuction
  • Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial of Tumescent Cefazolin for Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis
  • Paired Comparison Multi-Center Study of Open-Drainage vs. Close-Drainage Post-liposuction Care
  • Double-Blind Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial of Laser Liposuction
  • Bleeding Area test: A Double-Blind Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial of Aspirin Effect and Resistance

Commercial Interests Related to Medicine & Dermatologic Surgery

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United States Patents (

U.S. PAT. No.Title
5,052,999Liposuction method and apparatus
5,682,607Skin appliqué to provide protection from ultraviolet light
D387,167Liposuction patient positioning support (Design Patent)
5,817,050Liposuction cannula
5,950,238Post-liposuction breast compression garment and method for edema reduction
6,032,669Positioning pillow for approximating anatomic position in lateral decubitus position
6,162,960Compression sponge for wound care
6,676,677Liposuction cannula with abrading apertures
6,849,775Method of forming absorbent pad using precut overlay
7,364,545Method of measuring bleeding volume (2008)
7,572,613Drug delivery system for accelerated subcutaneous absorption (2009)
7,914,504Infiltration Cannula

Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials Registered on ClinicalTrials.Gov

NCT009770281 TLA PeakTumescent Lidocaine Maximum Safe mg/kg Dosage
NCT010469812 TADTumescent Antibiotic Delivery: Pharmacokinetic Evidence For Improved Surgical Site Infection Prevention
NCT010477223 BVT-ASAIn-Vivo Bleeding Volume Test for Platelet-Aspirin Interaction