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Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH

Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH

Emergency Medicine

On staff since October 1991

Children's Title: Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research; Co-Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH, is an attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Seattle Childrens and the University of Washington and Co-Director of Emergency Department Research at Seattle Childrens.

She received her MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She completed her residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Seattle Childrens and the University of Washington. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and the Society for Pediatric Research. She is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is certified by the American Heart Association in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and is a PALS instructor. Dr. Klein trains pediatric emergency medicine fellows, mentors junior faculty members and regularly teaches locally and regionally. Her main research interest is analgesia and sedation. She has an extensive bibliography.

Recommendations

  • Brian Seattle, WA 08.22.14

    Made my 2 year old feel at ease with her great smile and cheerful attitude. Made us feel at ease with her reassurance and knowledge!

  • john seattle, wa 05.16.11

    Dr. Klein was incredible as was the whole staff when we took our daughter in this past Saturday night around 10:45 pm. It was Dr. Klein that had the infectious smile and calming effect that gave us a great feeling every time she came in the room. She probably doesn't remember us but we will always remember her...thanks for making a difference in this world! John Peterson

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Analgesia / sedation

Research Description

My primary focus of research is in analgesia and sedation. I am currently evaluating ways to improve sedation for children undergoing minor procedures in the emergency department.

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award for Program Director Excellence ACGME 2016
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Selected Outstanding Teacher of 2013-2014 Pediatric Housestaff, Seattle Children's Hospital 2014
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
Molteni Award for Professionalism and Quality Seattle Children's 2009
Top doctors in Seattle Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2008 - 2009
Top doctors in Seattle Seattle Magazine 2007 - 2009

Publications

  • Payne DC, Selvarangan R, Azimi PH, Boom JA, Englund J, Staat MA, Halasa N, Szilagyi PG, Weinberg GA, Chappell J, McNeal M, Klein EJ, Sahni LC, Johnston SH, Harrison CJ, Baker CJ, Bernstein DI, Tate JE, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Esona MD, Wikswo M, Curns AT, Sulemana I, Bowen MD, Gentsch JR, Parashar UD
    Long Term Consistency in US Rotavirus Vaccine Protection: RV5 and RV1 Vaccine effectiveness in US Children, 2012-2103
    26449565 Clinical Infectious Disease , 2015 Dec. 15 : 61(12)1792-1799
  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein EJ, Strelitz B, Gutman CK, Hencz P, Fernandez J, Mangione-Smith R
    Effect of Telephone vs Video Interpretation on Parent Comprehension, Communication, and Utilization in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
    26501862 JAMA pediatrics , 2015 Dec. 1 - 2015 Dec. 1 : 169(12)1117-25
  • Strelitz B, Gritton J, Klein EJ, Bradford MC, Follmer K, Zerr DM, Englund JA, Opel DJ
    Parental vaccine hesitancy and acceptance of seasonal influenza vaccine in the pediatric emergency department.
    25744225 Vaccine , 2015 Apr, 8 - 2015 Apr, 8 : 33(15)1802-7
  • Kost A, Combs H, Smith S, Klein E, Kritek P, Robins L, Cianciolo AT, Butani L, Gigante J, Ramani S
    A Proposed Conceptual Framework and Investigation of Upward Feedback Receptivity in Medical Education.
    26507991 Teaching and learning in medicine , 2015 : 27(4)359-61
  • Uspal NG, Klein EJ, Tieder JS, Oron AP, Simon TP
    Variation in the Use of Procedural Sedation for Incision and Drainage of Skin and Soft Tissue Infection in Pediatric Hospital Emergency Departments
    25832973 Hospital Pediatrics , 2015 : 5185-192
  • 3. Currier RG, Payne DC, Staat MA, Selvarangan R, Shirley SH, Halasa N, Boom JA, Englund JA, Szilagyi PG, Harrison C, Klein EJ, Weinberg G, Chappell JD, Wikswo ME, Parashar U, Vinje J, Morrow AL
    Innate Susceptibility to norovirus infections influenced by FUT2 genotype in a United States Pediatric population
    25744498 Clinical Infectious Disease , 2015 : 601631-1638
  • Qin X, Klein EJ, Galanakis E, Thomas AA, Stapp JR, Rich S, Buccat AM, Tarr PI
    Real-Time PCR Assay for detection and differentiation of Shiga-Toxin producing Escherichia coli from clinical samples
    25926491 Journal of Clinical Microbiology , 2015 : 532148-2153
  • Lewis C, Vigo L, Novak, Klein EJ
    Listening to parents: A qualitative look at the dental and oral care experiences of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    26883603 Pediatric Dentistry , 2015 : 37(7)E98-E104
  • Mazor SS, Klein EJ
    Neonatal Resuscitation
    Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice , 2010 : Seventh edition77-82

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Rotavirus Grand Rounds Seattle Children's Hospital Dec. 17, 2015
Feedback UW Program Director Development Series Seattle, WA Oct. 30, 2015
Launching a Successful Career Fellows College Seattle Children's Hospital Sept. 15, 2015
Missed Diagnoses III National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners Shoreline, WA March 16, 2015
Platform Presentation Workshop Fellows College Seattle Children's Hospital March 10, 2015
Bridging Office and Emergency Care Seattle Children's Hospital March 7, 2015
Prehospital Emergency Training for Paramedic Students Seattle, WA Feb. 10, 2015
Profieciency in Teaching Workshop Fellows College Seattle Children's Hospital Feb. 3, 2015

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
The impact of an evidence-based clinical pathway for dehydration in a pediatric emergency department The Heidner Foudnation 2014 - 2016
Enhanced Surveillance for New Vaccine Preventable Disease CDC July 2011 - June 2016