Joseph John Klimek, MD

Title: Professor
Company: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Location: Niantic, Connecticut, United States

Joseph John Klimek, MD, Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.

Backed by more than four decades of professional experience, Dr. Klimek is an esteemed medical educator who has enjoyed sharing his vast wealth of knowledge to prospective health care providers. From a young age, he always knew he wanted to be a doctor, having been visited by a physician at the age of five after getting a tonsillectomy. He attended Princeton University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1968, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from Pennsylvania State University in 1972. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Hartford Hospital, as well as a fellowship in infectious disease between 1972 and 1976. Remaining with Hartford Hospital for myriad years, he served in such prominent roles as chief of epidemiology, director of medicine, associate director of the department of medicine, chairman of the AIDS program, and chairman of the AIDS task force.

Since 1977, Dr. Klimek has also been affiliated with the University of Connecticut, having first served as an assistant professor and associate professor of medicine. He has since been working as the professor of medicine since 1990, associate chairman of the department of medicine since 1995, vice president of medical affairs since 2006, and vice president of physician relations since 2010. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Infectious Diseases.

Among his notable achievements, Dr. Klimek is most renowned for his development of a hospital community linkage network for AIDS care in the greater Hartford region, the introduction of primary care medicine practice models to ambulatory services, the development of a hospital-wide program in integrative and palliative medicine, and the initiation of a 24-hour transfer center, among others. He was formerly the senior associate editor of the American Journal of Infection Control and the medical editor of Asepsis, The Infection Control Forum. He has additionally been on numerous editorial boards in his field and has contributed a plethora of articles to medical journals.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Klimek received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1978 and the American Red Cross Award in 1986. He has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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