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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 Children’s 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 Children’s and the University of Washington and Co-Director of Emergency Department Research at Seattle Children’s.

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 Children’s 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 sedatoin. 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
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 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

  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    A Multi-Center, Qualitative Assessment of Pediatrician and Maternal Perspectives on Rotavirus Vaccines and the Detection of Porcine circovirus.
    BMC Pediatrics , 2011 : 11:83
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Oral, Aerosolized Intranasal, and Aerosolized Buccal Midazolam.
    Ann Emerg Med , 2011 : 58:323-329
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    The “Superhero Cape Burrito”: A simple and comfortable method of short-term procedural restraint
    J Emerg Med , 2011 : 41(1):74-76
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    A fully immunized child with a cochlear implant and Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis 3 years after implantation
    Ped Emerg Care , 2011 : 27(3):200-202
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    Neonatal Resuscitation
    Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, Seventh edition (Rosen P, Barkin R ed) , 2010 : 77-82
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    Hydroscopic properties of organic foreign bodies that may present as aural foreign bodies
    J Clin Med Res , 2010 : 2(4):172-176
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    Proinflammatory fecal mRNA and childhood bacterial enteric infections
    Gut Microbes , 2010 : : 1(4):209-212
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    Disaster preparedness: Are retired physicians willing to help?
    American Journal of Disaster Medicine , 2009 : 4(5):279-286
  • Eileen J. Klein, MD, MPH
    Parental Management of childhood diarrhea
    Clinical Pediatrics , 2009 : 48(3):295-303
  • Li ST, Klein EJ, Tarr PI, Denno DM
    Parental management of childhood diarrhea.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2009 : 48(3): 295-303
  • Caglar D, Brown JC, Klein EJ
    Illustrative presentations of the failing heart in the acutely ill child: two case reports.
    Cases journal , 2009 : 2:9326

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Missed Diagnoses 2 – Why didn’t I think of that either? 39th Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care University of Washington, Seattle, WA Sept. 16, 2011
Missed Diagnoses - Why didn't I think of that? 38th Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care University of Washington, Seattle, WA Sept. 17, 2010
Instructor, Pediatric Advanced LIfe Support - Respiratory Failure and Shock Seattle Children's Hospital , Seattle, WA June 23, 2010
Why didn't I think of that: missed cases Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner Seattle Children's Hospital, WA March 6, 2010
Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA Nov. 20, 2009
Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Seattle Children’s Hospital Seattle, WA June 22, 2009
Procedural Sedation Washington ACEP Bell Harbor International Conference Center May 28, 2009
Education as Research Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows’ Conference St. Louis, MO March 16, 2009
Eye Emergencies Pediatric Emergency Medicine for the Primary Care Practitioner Seattle, WA March 7, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
The Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Childhood Gastroenteritis (A Case - Control Study) CDC $70,000.00 Nov. 1, 2009
Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness CDV $600,000.00 Oct. 1, 2009
Rotavirus Vaccine Effectiveness CDC $600,000 Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2011
The Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination on Childhood Gastroenteritis (A Case - Control Study) CDC $90,000.00 Nov. 1, 2008
Improving sedation of children undergoing procedures in the Emergency Department- Evaluation of different dosages and routes of administration of the sedative Midazolam Thrasher Foundation $265,000.00 Sept. 1, 2006