A. Bernhard Kliefoth, III

Title: Neurosurgery Specialist
Company: Private Practice
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

A. Bernhard Kliefoth, III, a Neurosurgery Specialist in his own Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery.

Looking for a career that would never become boring, Dr. Kliefoth found neurosurgery to be the perfect fit. The field fascinated him, and he was confident that there would always be new challenges, advancements, and discoveries. To build his professional knowledge, Dr. Kliefoth earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Princeton University in 1965 and an MD from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1970. He then completed an internship in straight medicine at Naval Hospital Oakland between 1970 and 1971 and a residency in general surgery at NMCSD between 1972 and 1973, and became a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1980.

With those experiences serving as the building blocks of his career, Dr. Kliefoth quickly made a name for himself. His peers appreciated his dedication, helpful nature, and skill, and his patients appreciated that he made an effort to spend time with them. Over the years, he lent his services as a neurosurgery teacher and chief resident at Washington University in St. Louis, a research fellow in the Department of Radiation Sciences in the Edward Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, the assistant chief of neurosurgery at Naval Hospital Oakland, and the chairman of both the Department of Surgery and the Institutional Review Board at St. Mary’s University. Dr. Kliefoth really found a home at St. Mary’s, and remains a member of the staff at the hospital there to this day. He also continues to serve as a member of the staff at the University of Tennessee Hospital (now the University of Tennessee Medical Center) and as a neurology specialist in his own private practice. For his efforts, he was honored with a Distinguished Southern Neurosurgeon Award from the Southern Neurosurgical Society in 2003.

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