Title: Family Physician
Company: Alliance for Multispecialty Research
Location: Valley Center, Kansas, United States
Dr. Thomas C. Klein, Family Physician at Alliance for Multispecialty Research, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical research.
Dr. Klein co-founded Heartland Research Associates in 1991 as a medical research organization consisting of several locations in Kansas, performing trials to support pharmaceutical companies in the development of new drugs, devices, and vaccines that is now part of the Alliance for Multispecialty Research, an amalgamation of 25 clinical research centers across the United States dedicated to providing clinical trial services on diverse therapeutic areas for nutrition, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
After obtaining his medical doctorate in 1988 from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Klein served a residency in family medicine with Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Mulvane. He began in private practice in 1988 and has additionally provided superior education as a clinical assistant professor with the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Specializing in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, Dr. Klein provides patient care and monitoring, endoscopy, colonoscopy; EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy), clinical research and vaccine development.
Dr. Klein holds a Kansas state medical license and certifications as a clinical research investigator, in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, and a Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Additionally, he has certified in EGD, fiber optic sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. His memberships include the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Klein attributes his success to surrounding himself with capable and supportive people who include his loving wife, as well as his brothers, who are his associates with the Alliance for Multispecialty Research. As a career highlight, he cites co-founding Heartland Research Associates in 1991 with other medical experts, including his brother, which became one of the largest research companies in the United States and was recognized three times by the BIO World Congress as the number one research company in the United States. The company evolved into the Alliance for Multispecialty Research, LLC (AMR), which has integrated 25 of the best clinical research sites across the country, helping to develop vaccines and various medications across multiple therapeutic areas.
Dr. Klein and his co-founders are actively involved with state and local leadership and have been passionately teaching medical residents and students while devoting 70 percent of their time to providing patient care. They moreover developed Heartland Diabetes Associates, LLC, which provides an instructive program for physicians on treating diabetes in the primary care realm with advice on more effective management of the diabetic population. The program incorporates training for patients and criteria for physicians, carried out with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
In addition, Dr. Klein takes pride in his involvement with third-world missions, helping build and restore hospitals in India and Central America. He has lived in remote villages outside of the United States and was the first Westerner in Kazakhstan to bring medicines to areas that lacked them and helping patients under the auspices of his church.
In the coming years, Dr. Klein intends to develop clinical research in family practice and clinical medicine in order to create a model where physicians work around research to support them so that they can continue to maintain independence. His goal is to make the model a means for the physicians to utilize research, along with its funding and the academic interest that it generates, as an agent of stability that would keep them free from being integrated into larger institutions and subservient to them. In conjunction with this is the plan to build laboratories that continue to support the research cycle. The holder of a pilot’s license, Dr. Klein also hopes to become a better aviator.
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