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Residency Program

About Me

All of my ideas about the kind of physician I aspire to be changed after my first month working on an Ob-Gyn team. I learned from my mentors how to practice a kind of medicine that I had not seen on my other rotations, one that exercised an incredible degree of empathy for patients’ fears, sensitivity to their experiences, and thoughtfulness about their sense of place in their relationships, families, and communities. This way of attending embodied exactly how I want to work with my patients.

I knew that I wanted to train in a place that emphasized advocacy and would teach multiple medical and social perspectives on patient care. UCSF’s incredibly warm and passionate community of physicians-educators and physicians-in-training provide that. Moreover, the university fosters both the culture and capacity necessary for me to develop an advocacy-oriented approach to research, practice, and community engagement.

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, salsa dancing, reading about American history and public policy, and slowly learning to cook my favorite meals. I am very excited to explore my interests in my new home of San Francisco.

David Klein, MD, MS
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: biomedical ethics, health disparities, health policy, gynecologic oncology



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2016 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine MD Medicine
2011 Northwestern University Program in Public Health; Chicago, IL MS Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2007 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Champaign, IL BA Philosophy

Research & Professional Experience


2013-2015 Student researcher, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Kidney function and autonomic control of the heart in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. PI: Sanjiv Shah MD
2012-2013 Student researcher, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. An approach for a more patient-centered advanced directive
2011-2016 Research assistant, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Functional health disparities among Hispanics/Latinos. PI: Martha Daviglus MD PhD
2009-2010 Disability ethics scholar, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Attitudes toward disability in reproductive healthcare
2008-2011 Research assistant, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Neurophysiology of locomotion.

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2014 First place, Feinberg School of Medicine Lewis Landsberg Research Day Clinical Research Competition
2014 Excellence in Community Service, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2013 National finalist, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Student paper competition
2011, 2012, 2013 Teaching Assistant Award, Northwestern University Program in Public Health

Poster Presentations

Klein D, Reyes F, Swanson M, Ueda S, McNally L, Chen LM - The Timed Get Up and Go Test Predicts Post - Operative Disposition Better Than the American Society of Anesthesiologist Score - Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO) 2019 Annual Meeting


Klein DA, Katz DH, Beussink-Nelson L, Sanchez CL, Strzelczyk TA, Shah SJ. Association of Chronic Kidney Disease With Chronotropic Incompetence in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Oct 1;116(7):1093-100. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.06.038. Epub 2015 Jul 21. PMID: 26260398

Murphy AB, Bhatia R, Martin IK, Klein DA, Hollowell CM, Nyame Y, Dielubanza E, Achenbach C8, Kittles RA9. Are HIV-infected men vulnerable to prostate cancer treatment disparities? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Oct;23(10):2009-2018. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0614. Epub 2014 Jul 25. PMID: 25063519

Shah NS, Rassiwala J, Ducharme-Smith AL, Klein D DA, Kim AS, Leung C, Dahdouh R, Havas S. Development and evaluation of a service-learning model for preclinical student education in cardiovascular disease prevention. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2016 Mar 11;7:153-61. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S94548. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27051327