Sandra Klein, MD

Sandra Klein, MD
Associate Professor
Director of Resident Education

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.


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. 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.


  • 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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