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Robert J. Klein

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-454-8272
Office: 200C Patewood Drive, Suite 300
Greenville SC 29615


Background: Board Certified in both Foot and Ankle Surgery and Wound Care. Diplomate of both American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and American Board of Wound Management. Active clinical faculty member at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery and USC School of Medicine Active Texas DPM HBO Permit, hyperbaric medicine (HBOT) for hard to heal wounds/bone infections of foot and ankle. Experience working/fostering relationships with vascular surgery, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery in multi-specialty practice and wound care center. Extensive clinical experience in advanced tissue techniques, including collagen, skin substitutes, and allografts, as well as advanced offloading modalities including total contact casting. Provides expert diagnostic and preventative patient education and treatment services, including foot, ankle, and related surgeries. Ensures patient care is delivered in compliance with best practice standards, clinical risk management guidelines, relevant legislative requirements, professional code of ethics/conduct, and available evidence. Avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete.
Teaching Interest(s): Hard to heal wounds of the foot and ankle. Diabetic foot ulcerations and diabetic related foot disease. The use of skin substitutes and allografts for hard to heal wounds, including wounds with exposed muscle, tendon, and bone. Foot surgery. Limb preservation.
Research Interest(s): Diabetic related foot disease. Diabetic ulcerations. Limb salvage and limb preservation. Skin substitutes for hard to heal wounds. Collagen for hard to heal wounds.
Honors & Awards: 3rd place for the 2021 mNPWT Case Compendium Contest
Podiatric Resident of the Year Award
Recipient of OUM Scholarship
Professional Affiliations: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association
Wound Healing Society
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Podiatric Medical Association
American Board of Wound Management
Other - Board of Directors

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