Dr. Karen Oerter Klein MD Pediatric Endocrinologist

Dr. Karen Klein is a pediatric endocrinologist in San Diego, California. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego and UC San Diego Health System. She received her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Klein accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 8 doctors at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego and one of 6 at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Pediatric Endocrinology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Endocrinologist: General Pediatric Endocrinology

Hospital Affiliation

Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
Ranked #16 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology

UC San Diego Health System

Education & Medical Training

Penn State University
Residency, Pediatrics, 1985 - 1988

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1988 - 1990

Penn State College of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 25 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 22 years in Pediatric Endocrinology

CA State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Metabolic effects of oral versus transdermal 17β-estradiol (e2): a randomized clinical trial in girls with turner syndrome.
Torres-Santiago, L.,Mericq, V.,Taboada, M.,Unanue, N.,Klein, K. O.,Singh, R.,Hossain, J.,Santen, R. J.,Ross, J. L.,Mauras, N.

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Oral and Transdermal 17{beta} Estradiol in Girls with Turner Syndrome.
Taboada, M., Santen, R., Lima, J., Hossain, J., Singh, R., Klein, K.O., Mauras, N.

Anastrozole increases predicted adult height of short adolescent males treated with growth hormone: a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial for one to three years.
Mauras, N., Gonzalez de Pijem, L., Hsiang, H.Y., Desrosiers, P., Rapaport, R., Schwartz, I.D., Klein, K.O., Singh, R.J., Miyamoto, A., Bishop, K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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