Kenneth S. Kleinman, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Based on my training and experience in general internal medicine and the sub-specialty of kidney diseases, teaching medicine from the medical student to post-graduate level, researching the most up to date practices and technologies in my own practice, and developing interactive educational and communication programs, I am able to provide a high level of care to patients who have chosen to have me as their physician.  I listen to my patients and take a detailed and thorough history, complete a physical examination, and utilize the appropriate laboratory and diagnostic testing.  I emphasize prevention and protection from illness and disability, and, since modifying my practice to a smaller one, I am now able to provide the earliest possible appointments, typically within the same or next day.  I am also available by phone or e-mail.  This is mutually beneficial: to my patients to have access to me, and for me to be able to help earlier and prevent any worsening of a medical condition, injury or illness.  It also helps to synchronize my patients with me in our very busy world.

Physician Profile


Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1978
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1982
USC Medical Center/Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA
Straight Internal Medicine 1982-1983
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA
Internal Medicine 1983-1985
UCLA Center for Health Sciences/VA Wadsworth Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Nephrology 1985-1987


California State Medical Licensure

Hospital Affiliations

Encino-Tarzana Medical Center
Sherman Oaks Medical Center

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Attending Physician Nephrology Service
Doctoring Preceptorship to Third Year UCLA Medical Students

Honors and Awards

Alpha Epsilon Upsilon Scholastic Honor Society
Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, Emory University 1978
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
UCLA Solomon Scholars Resident Research First Place Prize
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California Research Fellowship 1985
Diamond Award for Nephrology Research UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology 2004
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California Medical Advisory Board, Spirit of Nephrology Award 2005


Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Nephrology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Eric

    I am a new patient of Dr. Kleinman. In just a few months I have come to realize that I have never actually had health care before ...

  • Member: Erika

    My family has be seeing Dr. Kleinman for over 10 years. During that time countless medical crises have occurred for me and my eld...

  • Member: Robert David

    I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Ken Kleinman. He's professional and thorough, of course, but that's only the foundation. In ...

  • Member: ann