David M. Klein, MD
Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery
Dr. David Klein was born and raised in New York City before moving with his family to Jacksonville, Florida. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
At Kennedy-White Orthopaedics, Dr. Klein’s practice includes surgery of the hand, elbow, and shoulder, including joint replacement and treatment of rotator cuff disease. In 2013 he was named a Top Doctor by Sarasota Magazine.
A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Klein earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. He attended medical school at the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating with honors. Following a surgery internship at the University of Texas in San Antonio/Bexar County Hospital, Dr. Klein completed his orthopedic training at SUNY-Downstate/Kings County Hospital, where he was named a Kings County Hospital Outstanding Physician. During his orthopedic training, he also received the Bernard Freundlich/Mercer Rang Award.
Dr. Klein joined Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center in 1999 after completing his hand surgery fellowship at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital program.
Dr. Klein has published several papers in orthopedic literature. He has a clinical interest in the treatment of wrist fractures and their complications. He has been involved in teaching through lectures to the USF Hand Surgery Fellowship as well as to the Orlando Regional Hospital Orthopaedic Residency. Along with some of his partners at Kennedy-White Orthopaedics, he teaches medical students from Florida State University in their surgical sub-specialty rotations.
In his spare time, Dr. Klein enjoys sailing and is an avid photographer, displaying his work throughout our office. With an interest in aviation history since he was a young child, he flies and dogfights with computer flight simulators (though he’s not a “real-life” pilot). Additionally, Dr. Klein has an affinity for Victorian architecture and spends plenty of “shop time” working on various house projects of his own.