UCLA Announces New Endowed Chair: The Arnold Klein, M.D., Chair in Dermatology
The UCLA Division of Dermatology announced on July 23 the creation of a new endowed chair: The Arnold Klein, M.D., Chair in Dermatology. The holder of this new chair, which is the first of its kind in the dermatology division, will help promote the rapid application of basic science and clinical research discoveries to the development of new therapies in dermatology.
Friends and associates of Dr. Arnold Klein have established the chair in his honor. Funding will be used to support teaching, research and pilot projects in the UCLA Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The endowment will help foster optimum care for patients and enhance training opportunities for medical students and fellows.
"We are very pleased about the creation of this new endowed chair, which will have a major effect on the future of dermatology research and training at UCLA," said Dr. Robert L. Modlin, chief, division of dermatology and professor of dermatology and microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. According to Modlin, the division will hold a search for the chair holder.
"I'm very pleased to have my name associated with the UCLA Dermatology Program," said Klein, a professor of medicine and dermatology at UCLA. "I have a long association with the university that began with my dermatology residency."
A valued member of the UCLA faculty for 25 years, Klein, a resident of Laguna Beach and Hancock Park, started the UCLA Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic. He is a pioneer in the field of cosmetic dermatology and surgery and has been in the forefront of the latest methods and treatments in cosmetic dermatology, including developing minimally invasive injection techniques for physical enhancements such as Botox, collagen and Restylane. In addition, Klein has written three books and more than 100 papers and has lectured throughout the world, sharing his innovations and techniques. He has a long-standing private practice in Beverly Hills.
Klein is involved in numerous arts and medical organizations throughout Southern California. He is a founding director of The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a director of The Hereditary Diseases Foundation, director of The Discovery Fund for Eye Research, a director of the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation and honorary director of the Laguna Art Museum. He founded the Arnold W. Klein/Rose Tarlow Fund for Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer at UCLA.