William B. Kleinman, M.D.

Specialist in treating shoulder, hand, elbow, and wrist injuries and conditions

William Kleinman

Support Team

Medical Assistant: Monica N.

Executive Assistant: Shari C.

Locations

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Biography

William B. Kleinman, M.D., is one of the original founders of the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He has been in the practice of hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center since the completion of his post-residency fellowship training in 1978. He earned his doctorate degree in medicine from Cornell University/New York Hospital in New York City in 1972, then completed a two-year general surgery residency at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver in 1974.  He returned to New York City in 1974 to complete a three-year residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His formal one-year fellowship training in hand surgery was also completed at Columbia-Presbyterian, under the tutelage of his legendary mentor, Dr. Robert E. Carroll. Dr. Kleinman’s training in microvascular reconstruction followed at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.  He moved to Indianapolis in 1978.

Dr. Kleinman is a full Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Much of his work at the Medical Center during his career has been treating children with hand and upper extremity birth defects and birth palsies at the Riley Children’s Hospital.

He has been passionate about teaching throughout his 44-year career. He’s given over 450 formal international, national, and regional lectures on hand and upper extremity reconstruction; has been an invited speaker to societies and institutions 60 times; has published 55 scientific articles in peer-review journals; and has written 30 chapters in academic textbooks.  He has developed six teaching videotapes for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

In 1985, Dr. Kleinman received the coveted Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and in 2019, the Lee Osterman Award for most outstanding teach of hand surgery nationally.

He has been the keynote speaker for the national ASSH Residents’ and Fellows’ Conference, and the invited guest lecturer for the Robert E. Carroll Founders’ Lecture of the ASSH in 2021.

Dr. Kleinman is passionate about delivering the highest level of care to his patients. He values above all the doctor-patient relationship, and the quality of services he – and his partners at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center - deliver to each of our patients.

For Fun

Hometown
Glen Rock, New Jersey

3 words to describe yourself
passionate, generous, perfectionist

Favorite place in the world
Tuscany, Italy

Hobbies
Playing classical piano, collecting contemporary art

What are you currently watching on Netflix
Lupin, and Peaky Blinders

Something interesting/unique about you
I have been a private pilot, a race car driver, a long-term motorcycle enthusiast, and an avid snow skiier

Four weeks after I was admitted to the ER following a car accident, my elbow pain would not go away.  IHTSC was recommended by a close friend. I highly recommend IHTSC and Dr. Kleinman for his expertise and kindness! I am incredibly grateful! 

William Kleinman

Education

Undergrad
Rutgers University

Medical School
Cornell University Medical College

General Surgery Residency
University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals

Ortho Residency
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center

Hand Surgery Fellowship
The New York Orthopaedic Hospital.  Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Awards

  • The William B. Kleinman, M.D. Teaching Award
  • St Vincent Distinguished Physician Award
  • Lee Osterman Excellence in Education Award
  • Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery

Publications

  • Kleinman WB.  Physical Examination of the Wrist:  Useful Provocative Maneuvers.  Journal of Hand Surgery 40(7):1486-1500, July 2015.  Invited Journal Publication.
  • Ahmad S, Delarosa M, Kleinman W, Ahmad R. Primary Surgical Treatment of Erythema Elevatum Diutinum. J Hand Surg Am. 2018;43:1.e1-e5.
  • Garon MT, Kleinman WB. Ulnolunate distance and lunate height: Reliability testing. J Hand Surg Am. 2019;Vol 44, 988.e1-988.e5.
  • Kokmeyer D, Merrell GA, Kleinman W, Baltera RM. The Use of a Vascularized Distal Ulna Autograft for Complex Distal Radius Fracture Nonunions. J Hand Surg Am. 2020;45(2):163.e161-163.e16

Patents

  • United States Patent – March 19th, 2013
  • Inventor/co-inventor European Patent Office – May 9th, 2011
    • Assignee: Acumed LLC
    • Partial or complete prosthetic replacement arthroplasty of the distal radioulnar joint
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