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Giving back to his community is important to Steven Kleiner, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Kleiner’s interests include supporting Partners in Health’s international healthcare infrastructure, an organization providing on-the-ground healthcare in disaster-stricken places such as Haiti, where it originated. While pursuing his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where he ultimately received his Doctor of Medicine in 2002, Steven Kleiner, M.D., participated in numerous fundraising athletic tournaments for charity. His interest in squash led Dr. Kleiner to coordinate and run a community squash ladder. In 2001, Steven Kleiner, M.D., developed a clothing drive for the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic in Manhattan. While attending Cornell, Steven Kleiner, M.D., served as President of the Cornell Outing Club and spent a summer coordinating Cornell’s Adventure in the Mountains Program. An avid backpacker, he provided backpacking orientation for incoming medical students. Steven Kleiner, M.D., counts photography among his many enjoyments and has exhibited his work both in New York and abroad in Jerusalem, where he spent a year as a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Staying abreast of changes in his profession, Steven Kleiner, M.D., maintains memberships in the American Psychiatric Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Through his psychiatric practice with patients in the Boston metropolitan area, Steven Kleiner, M.D., focuses his attention on helping individuals with anxiety disorders. Patients are often highly functional perfectionists within a competitive environment of educators and students in the university community. Steven Kleiner, M.D., lives in Boston and has a growing family.

Work experience

Delegation of the European Commnity (Now called the European Union)

Worked for the embassy of the EC (now the EU) to track EC legislation for US economist and foreign service.

Research assistant

Memorial Sloane Kettering, Department of Neurology

Research assistant in functional neuroimaging of visual and attentional networks. Resulted in published abstract and presentation.

Publication: The Distributed Functional Neuroanatomy of Human Visually Guided Reach: An Even-Related fMRI Study. J Hirsch, R Silver, S Kleiner, L Rothman, DT Barry. Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science, March 15, 2000, Vol 41, No. 4. Abstrct and poster presentation at the Association of Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting.

Jan 2006Present


Dr. steven Kleiner
Jun 2006Mar 2010

Brookline Community Mental Health Center

Community mental health clinic. The patient population includes patients with complicated and severe mental illness as well as patients with less severe conditions. I worked closely with the other professional staff at the center to provide high quality psychopharmacologic care to complex patients.

Oct 1993Aug 1994

The Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace None Provided, , US

Represented the institute at Israeli-Palestinian workshops for experts in various sectors including hydrology, joint tourism, and administration of religious sites. The goal of this work was to prepare sectorial infrastructure should the peace process advance on the political front.


Aug 2002May 2006

Residency Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School

My first year of residency was a preliminary internship year in internal medicine and neurology. The following three years were my psychiatry residency. I spent my final (4th) year of residency focusing on university mental health while I was working at MIT Mental Health Services.

Aug 1998May 2002


Cornell University Medical College
Jan 1988May 1993


State University of New York at Albany

Senior Honors Thesis: Kant's Perpetual Peace

May 1989May 1991

London School of Economics International Relations