Karl Martin Klein

Associate Professor of Neurology

Calgary Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

MD, PhD


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Biography

Dr. Karl Martin Klein is a Clinician Scientist in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Genetics and Community Health Sciences as well as a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.

He completed medical school at Philipps University Marburg, Germany, in 2002, followed by a residency in Neurology at Philipps University Marburg. He specialized in epilepsy and EEG at the Epilepsy Center at Philipps University Marburg and continued to work in this area as a consultant at the Epilepsy Center at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, from 2015. He also performed a fellowship in epilepsy genetics at the Epilepsy Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia (2008-2011). He obtained an MD degree from the University of Marburg in 2003 and a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Dr. Klein was recruited to the University of Calgary in 2018.

Dr. Kleinā€˜s research focuses on the genetics of epilepsy. He is particularly interested in multiplex families with epilepsy as well as adult and pediatric patients with epileptic encephalopathies. A backbone of his research is detailed phenotyping i.e. the detailed clinical characterization of each participating patient. Dr. Klein also has a strong interest in precision medicine not only in patients with monogenic causes of epilepsy but also in patients with complex inheritance. He is a member of multiple international epilepsy genetic consortia.