Eileen J Klein, MD, MPH

Eileen J Klein, MD, MPH


  • Children's Title: Associate Head, Emergency Medicine; Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research; Chair, Promotions Committee
  • Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics
  • Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • On Staff Since: October 1991
  • Biography

    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.

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine


    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

    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

  • Related Resources

    • Seattle Concussion Research Collaborative

      We are the Seattle Concussion Research Collaborative (SCRC) lab, housed at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Our lab is comprised of clinicians, researchers, public health specialists, and community representatives who are working together to better understand concussion risk and concussion prevention in children,

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