Sandra Klein, MD

Sandra Klein, MD

Associate Professor

Director of Resident Education

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Dr. Klein earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

    5201 Midamerica Plaza

    St. Louis, MO 63129

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Klein SE, Chu J, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE: Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice. Foot Ankle Intl, Accepted Mar 2015.
  • Luk PC, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis technique with interposition allograft bone block. Foot Ankle Intl, Accepted Feb 2015.
  • Manske MC, McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE:  Arterial Anatomy of the Tibialis Posterior Tendon. Foot Ankle Intl, 2015:36(4):436-443.
  • Hastings MK, Sinacore DR, Woodburn J, Paxton ES, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Bohnert KL, Beckert KS, Stein ML, Strube MJ, Johnson JE: Kinetics and kinematics after the Bridle procedure for treatment of traumatic foot drop. Clinical Biomechanics. 28 (2013), pp. 555-561 DOI information: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.04.008
  • Kraus, JC, Fischer MT, McCormick JJ,Klein SE, Johnson JE:  Geometry of the lateral sliding, closing wedge calcaneal osteotomy: Review of the two methods and technical tip to minimize shortening.  Foot Ankle Intl,  2013;35(3):238-242.
  • Kraus, JC, McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE:  Intraosseous and extraosseous blood supply to the medial cuneiform: Implications for dorsal opening wedge plantarflexion osteotomy. Foot Ankle Intl, 2014;35(4):394-400.
  • Iossi MF, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE:  Short-Term Radiographic Analysis of Operative Correction of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity.  Foot Ankle Intl, 2013;34(6):781-791.
  • Hastings MK, Sinacore DR, Woodburn J, Paxton ES, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Bohnert KL, Beckert KS, Stein ML, Strube MJ, Johnson JE: Kinetics and kinematics after the Bridle procedure for treatment of traumatic foot drop. Clinical Biomechanics. 28 (2013), pp. 555-561 DOI information: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.04.008.
  • Klein SE, Dale AM, Harris-Hayes M, Johnson, JE, McCormick JJ, Racette BR: Clinical presentation and self-reported patterns of pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain. Foot Ankle Intl, 2012;33(9):693-98.
  • McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE:  The intraosseous and extraosseous vascular supply of the fifth metatarsal: Implications for fifth metatarsal osteotomy. Foot Ankle Intl, 2013;34(1):117-123.
  • Smith MV, Klein SE, Clohisy JC, Baca GR, Brophy RH, Wright RW: Lower Extremity-Specific Measures of Disability and Outcomes in Orthopaedic Surgery.  J Bone Joint Surg. [Am], 2012;94(5):468-477  doi:10.2106/JBJS.J.01822.
  • McKeon KE, Wright RW, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE:  The intraosseous and extraosseous arterial anatomy of the adult navicular. Foot Ankle Intl, 2012;(33)10:857-861.
  • McKeon KE, Wright RW, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE:  Vascular Anatomy of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis. .J Bone Joint Surg [Am], 2012;94(10):931-8
  • Johnson JE, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Kleiber BD:  Radiographic analysis of wedge allograft correction of angular malalignment in ankle fusion.  Foot Ankle Intl. 2011;(32)4:380-384.
  • Gardner MJ, Streubel PN, McCormick JJ, Klein SE, Johnson JE, Ricci WM.  Surgeon practices regarding operative treatment of posterior malleolus fractures. Foot Ankle Intl. 2011;(32)4:385-393.
  • Johnson JE, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Putnam RM:  Corticosteroid injections in the treatment of foot & ankle disorders:  An AOFAS surveyFoot Ankle Int. 2011;(32)4:394-99
  • Klein SE, Putnam RM, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE:  The slot graft technique for foot and ankle arthrodesis in a high-risk patient group. Foot Ankle Intl, 2011;(32)7:686-692.
  • Klein, SE: Foot and Ankle: Conditions of the Forefoot. In DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Delee, Drez, Miller (eds). Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2010, Section H.
  • Klein SE, Morgan P, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC: Arthroscopic Treatment of Labral Tears Following Previous Pemberton Osteotomy. J Pediatr Orthop 2010;30(6):549-553.
  • Klein SE, Varner KE, Marymont JV: Lateral Talar Process Fracture and Peroneal Tendon Dislocation: A Previously Unrecognized Injury Complex. Foot and Ankle International 2008; 29(10):1020-24.
  • Wright RW, Steger-Mary K, Klein SE: Radiographic findings in the shoulder and elbow of major league baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med 2007;35(11):1839-43.
  • Klein SE, Piccirillo JF, Painter C: A comparative contrast of voice measurements. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000;123:164-9. 

Research Interests

Deformity correction, surgical outcomes and sports injuries of the foot and ankle.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Klein's practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of all types of adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders, including but not limited to arthritic conditions, deformity correction, trauma, sports injuries and reconstructive procedures.

Background

Dr. Klein earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She completed fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston, Texas.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certified, Diplomate, July 23, 2009.

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery, The Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research & Baylor College of Medicine

Milestones

Dr. Sandra Klein is an Associate Professor of orthopaedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Klein received her undergraduate degree (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Missouri – Rolla and earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital followed by a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the The Foundation for Orthopaedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research & Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas under the direction of Thomas O. Clanton, MD. Dr. Klein is currently a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Klein’s practice is focused on the evaluation and treatment of adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders, including foot and ankle arthritic conditions, deformity correction, trauma, sports injuries and reconstructive procedures. She has a special interest in arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Klein’s orthopaedic practice is located at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center and Washington University Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield, Mo.

Honors and Awards:

  • UMR Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Student Award, 1994
  • UMR School of Engineering Honorary Student Marshal, 1994
  • Rolla Community Excellence in Engineering Design Award, 1994
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1994
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Foundation Medical Student Research Prize, 1999
  • Dr. Lee B. and Virginia G. Harrison Scholar, 1999
  • Dr. James L. O’Leary Neuroscience Prize, 1999
  • Honors in Medicine, Surgery, and Family Practice third year clerkships, 1999-2000
  • Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, 1998
  • Best Doctors in America: Based on nationwide physician survey of more than one million votes. Only 4% of all doctors in the U.S. earn this honor. Best Doctors, Inc. www.bestdoctors.com. 2008-2015.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award: Outstanding Achievement in Orthopaedic Surgery Education. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, June 2012.
  • Roger A. Mann Award 2013 for Best Clinical Paper: Hastings MK, Sinacore DR, Woodburn J, Paxton ES, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Bohnert KL, Beckert KS, Stein ML, Strube MJ, Johnson JE: Kinetics and kinematics after the Bridle procedure for treatment of traumatic foot drop. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society:July 18, 2013. Hollywood, California.

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007 - present
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 2006 - present
  • St. Louis Orthopaedic Society, 2008 - present
  • Missouri State Orthopaedic Association, 2009 – present
  • Missouri State Medical Association 2010 - 2012
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society 2011 - present

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Dr. Klein’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza, Suite 1500

St. Louis, MO 63129

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