Michael C. Klein , M.D., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P., F.A.A.P. (Neonatal/Perinatal), F.C.P.S., Emeritus Professor of Family Practice at UBC, Senior Scientist Emeritus Child and Family Research Institute in Vancouver. Educated at Stanford Medical School and McGill University Medical School, he has practiced and researched in both the US and Canada. He is a citizen of the US and Canada. He is best known for his RCT of episiotomy, demonstrating that it caused the very trauma that it was supposed to prevent, which is credited with contributing to large drop in routine episiotomy use and a fall in rectal trauma. He is the PI on a Canadian National Study of the attitudes and beliefs of all maternity care providers and women they serve. Teaches at UBC in family practice and midwifery and is on the editorial board of BIRTH. Developer, CEO and Medical Director of Westside Health Services in Rochester New York 1970-75. Head of a McGill teaching Centre and Department of Family Medicine at a McGill teaching hospital in Montreal 1975-1993. Head of Department of Family Practice at Children’s and Women’s in Vancouver 1993-2003. Head of the Clinical Scholars Program of the Department of Family Practice at UBC 10 years. He has received Morris Wood Award for Lifetime Contributions to Primary Care Research: North American Primary Care Research Group, Family Physician Researcher of the Year from the College Family Physicians of Canada, Founders Award from DONA, Annual Research Award from Lamaze International, Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Practice Research, College of Family Physicians of Canada. His research has been recognized as making unique contributions to the research base of family practice by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He is on the Board of DONA and The Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM).
Research areas of interest:
Reproductive Infectious Diseases Maternal & Fetal Health Newborn Health Sexual and Reproductive Health