Jean E. Klig, M.D., is an attending physician and the Associate Chief in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Jean E. Klig, M.D., is an attending physician and the Associate Chief in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Klig completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Boston MA, and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Hospital Oakland CA. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
After completing her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM), Dr. Klig was the first faculty member recruited to the new Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, where she contributed to the development of the department. Dr. Klig served in the following roles: PEM resource for the Special Olympics; PEM advisor, New Haven Regional Injury Prevention Program; PEM Chairman, Hezekiah Beardsley Chapter of the AAP; AAP delegate, State Trauma Committee; and Chairman of Connecticut's first Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) grants, state committee, and projects.
At the MGH Emergency Department and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Dr. Klig has broadened the scope of PEM education, with the ultimate goal of establishing an innovative PEM curriculum that incorporates patient simulation, enhanced case-based teaching, and a PEM fellowship program. She is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation for the MGH Emergency Department Division of Medical Simulation, and in this role has contributed to innovative new programs based on high fidelity medical simulation. Dr. Klig continues to lecture nationally and internationally on key topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
ResearchA clinical study conducted by Dr. Klig was the first to examine the use of intramuscular dexamethasone for treatment of acute asthma exacerbations when oral steroids are not feasible in the PED. Later studies by others validated these early results. Dr. Klig has participated in further research, and she has authored many review articles and case reports . She is actively engaged in clinical research in the PED at MGH, as well as education-related research through the MGH Learning Laboratory.