Samuel Klein, MD

Samuel Klein, MD

Division Chief, William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science

Additional Titles

  • Director, Center for Human Nutrition
  • Chief, Division of Nutritional Science & Obesity Medicine
  • Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
  • Director, Weight Management Program

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Mailing Address

Center for Human Nutrition
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
MSC 8031-14-0002

Research Interests

Dr. Klein’s primary research involves the use of both basic and clinical research tools to evaluate cellular, regional, and whole-body substrate metabolism to test physiologically and clinically relevant hypotheses in human subjects in vivo.  His laboratory is specifically focused on understanding the pathophysiological alterations in metabolic function associated with obesity in people and the mechanisms for weight-loss induced benefits in ameliorating obesity-related metabolic abnormalities.


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Nutritional Science