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Richard Klein, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Member of the AdventHealth Medical Group

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265 E. Rollins Street, Suite 5300, Orlando, FL 32804

Richard D Klein, MD, MPH, CLT-LANA, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon. After graduating with honors from Tufts University School of Medicine with medical and public health degrees, Dr. Klein trained in General Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He then went on to complete a trauma/burn research fellowship where he was awarded a prestigious K08 Grant by the National Institutes of Health.  He then completed his training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. His prolific research activities include nearly 100 contributions including scientific presentations, peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and medical abstracts.

A highly experienced surgeon, Dr. Klein has served as principal investigator on several clinical trials and led the team that performed the first Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema in Florida in 2013.  He is one of the few physicians in the country that is a certified lymphedema therapist and specializes in lymphedema care and lymphedema surgery.

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Education: Tufts University School of Medicine - MD and MPH degrees

Residencies: University of Michigan Medical School - Plastic Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - General Surgery

Fellowships: Trauma and Burn Research Fellowship – University of Michigan




Awards and Recognitions:

University of Michigan, James W Crudup Award for Scientific Research, 2003.

University of Michigan, Micrin Microsurgical Research Award, 2002.

Surgical Infection Society, Resident Research Award, 1998.

Clinical Scientist Career Development Award, NIH, 1998.

Surgical Infection Society Scholar, 1997, 1998 (Declined).

General Motors Burn Scholar, 1996.

Tufts School of Medicine, Sandoz Academic Achievement Award, 1993.

Tufts School of Medicine, George Howland Prize, 1993.

Tufts School of Medicine, Hewlett Packard Top Graduate Award, 1993.

Tufts School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1992-1993.

Tufts School of Medicine, MPH Scholarship, 1989-1993.

Santa Clara University, Dean’s List, 1988.