Monica Kleinman, MD
Senior Associate in Critical Care
|Academic Title||Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Dr Kleinman is involved in the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program on a regional and national level. She recently completed a two-year term as chair of the AHA?s Pediatric Subcommittee, and is now the Vice Chair for ECC. In this capacity Dr. Kleinman actively participated in the evidence-based literature review and guidelines revision process for resuscitation guidelines released by the AHA in 2005, and was co-editor of the PALS textbook and instructor manual. For the 2010 Guidelines revision process she is also serving as co-chair of the Pediatric Task Force for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.
Dr. Kleinman's second major area of interest is transport medicine. She is a past member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Transport Medicine. She served as the Associate Editor of the third edition of the Guidelines for Air and Ground Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients, an official Academy publication that was published in 2006. Dr. Kleinman developed and teaches a monthly curriculum on transport medicine for the pediatric critical care medicine fellows. She has supervised residents, fellows, and nurses in research projects related to transport medicine, resulting in several abstracts that were presented at national meetings.
Dr. Kleinman is part of a multi-disciplinary team that is conducting the first clinical trial for children with progeria. Progeria is a rare childhood disease that results in premature cardio- and cerebrovascular disease as well as other signs consistent with aging. The progeria clinical trial has enrolled 28 patients from 16 countries, and a second trial is planned to begin in the second half of 2009.