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Leading Physician in Hepatic-Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery Joins Western Connecticut Medical Group

Daniel Kleiner, M.D. Daniel Kleiner, M.D.
Chief of Hepatic-Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery (HPB)
Co-Director of Hepatobiliary (HPB) Services, Western Connecticut Health Network
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Dr. Daniel Kleiner Brings Expertise in Minimally Invasive Hepatic, Pancreatic, Biliary and Complex Upper GI Surgery

Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) is pleased to welcome Daniel E. Kleiner, M.D. to our practice in Danbury at 111 Osborne Street Medical Complex. Dr. Kleiner will serve as Chief of Hepatic-Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery (HPB) and co-director of Hepatobiliary (HPB) Services for Western Connecticut Health Network.

"Dr. Kleiner's appointment further strengthens our Network's commitment to provide increased access to leading-edge care by offering highly-specialized hepatobiliary & pancreatic surgery (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and the pancreas) to our patients," said Dr. Keith Zuccala, chairman of the Department of Surgery, Western Connecticut Health Network/WCMG.

"After acquiring extensive experience in hepatic pancreatic and biliary surgery at hospitals that are nationally recognized leaders in these specialties, I am excited to join this growing, innovative medical center filled with well-respected professionals," said Dr. Kleiner. "My goal is to perform the highest quality, minimally invasive HPB surgery, a new field which has developed recently within my surgical specialty."

Dr. Kleiner's rare expertise combines his fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery from the University of Virginia, and a fellowship in HPB and Upper GI surgery from Washington University in St. Louis. "With his two sets of fellowship training, Dr. Kleiner will offer our patients the most complex cancer operations using cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques," said Dr. Zuccala.

"As our network grows and we build a broader patient population," said John M. Murphy, MD, President and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network, "we are able to attract outstanding practitioners like Dr. Kleiner who can offer our patients new, very specialized services."

A graduate of the University of Newcastle Medical School in Australia, Dr. Kleiner also completed an internship and residency at the University of Virginia. He has multiple publications and patents relating to surgical pathology and repair techniques that have appeared in prestigious medical peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Kleiner's clinical interests also include Focal Adhesion Kinase inhibition in a human model, novel medical and surgical devices, Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation, and surgical education methods.

For more information about Dr. Kleiner or to make an appointment, please call (203) 739-7131.

About the "New" Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital; Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation's fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network's cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

Date posted - 02/12/2014