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Dean Klinger MDDr. Dean Klinger - President-Elect for the Wisconsin Surgical Society

Dean Klinger, MD, has been selected as President Elect for the Wisconsin Surgical Society effective November 2011. 

"The purpose of The Wisconsin Surgical Society is to advance the science and practice of surgery, in its various branches. The Wisconsin Surgical Society serves as an organization to effectively network surgeons for the dissemination and exchange of information with the purpose of advancing patient care."

Dr. Klinger is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at MCW, which included a rotation at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been active in the Milwaukee Surgical Society and the Milwaukee Academy of Surgery, for which he served as President in 2000. Dr. Klinger was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and joined the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery in the spring of 2009. Dr. Klinger is one of our senior mentors in the Division of Community Surgery, is active at both Community Memorial Hospital and Froedtert Hospital, and is an invaluable member of our senior surgical faculty at the Zablocki VA Hospital in Milwaukee. Dr. Klinger and his wife, Mary, have two children; Jonathan is completing his last year of medical school at MCW and Katherine is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Klinger as President-Elect of the Wisconsin Surgical Society. He is most deserving of this prestigious appointment.

Douglas Evans, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
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