Mary Ellen Kleinhenz, MD



Cystic Fibrosis Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exact times vary depending on number of physicians in clinic)

Pulmonary Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0359
Phone: (415) 353-2961
Fax: (415) 353-2568

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1975


University of Alabama 1978


Case Western Reserve University 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kerkhoff AD, Patrick L, Cornett P, Kleinhenz ME, Brondfield S. Severe piperacillin-tazobactam-induced hemolysis in a cystic fibrosis patient. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 5(12):2059-2061.
  2. Singer JP, Katz PP, Soong A, Shrestha P, Huang D, Ho J, Mindo M, Greenland JR, Hays SR, Golden J, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Shah RJ, Blanc PD. Effect of Lung Transplantation on Health-Related Quality of Life in the Era of the Lung Allocation Score: A U.S. Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Transplant. 2017 May; 17(5):1334-1345.
  3. Okumura MJ, Kleinhenz ME. Cystic Fibrosis Transitions of Care: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Cystic Fibrosis. Clin Chest Med. 2016 Mar; 37(1):119-26.
  4. Tokman S, Hays SR, Leard LE, Bush EL, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Singer JP. Prolonged Barium-Impaction Ileus in Two Lung Transplant Recipients With Systemic Sclerosis: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2015 Dec; 47(10):2965-7.
  5. Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The feasibility of lung transplantation in HIV-seropositive patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9.
  6. Okumura MJ, Ong T, Dawson D, Nielson D, Lewis N, Richards M, Brindis CD, Kleinhenz ME. Improving transition from paediatric to adult cystic fibrosis care: programme implementation and evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Apr; 23 Suppl 1:i64-i72.
  7. Cox MJ, Allgaier M, Taylor B, Baek MS, Huang YJ, Daly RA, Karaoz U, Andersen GL, Brown R, Fujimura KE, Wu B, Tran D, Koff J, Kleinhenz ME, Nielson D, Brodie EL, Lynch SV. Airway microbiota and pathogen abundance in age-stratified cystic fibrosis patients. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 23; 5(6):e11044.
  8. Webb EM, Kleinhenz ME, Coakley FV, Chang CI, Westphalen AC, Yeh BM. Colonic wall redundancy at CT in patients with cystic fibrosis. Radiology. 2008 Sep; 248(3):869-75.
  9. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Patti MG. Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility. Dis Esophagus. 2008; 21(7):650-5.
  10. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Golden JA, Patti MG. Antireflux surgery for patients with end-stage lung disease before and after lung transplantation. Surg Endosc. 2008 Feb; 22(2):495-500.
  11. Espiritu JD, Ruppel G, Shrestha Y, Kleinhenz ME. The diffusing capacity in adult cystic fibrosis. Respir Med. 2003 Jun; 97(6):606-11.
  12. Kleinhenz ME, Lewis CY. Chronic ventilator dependence in elderly patients. Clin Geriatr Med. 2000 Nov; 16(4):735-56.
  13. Espiritu JD, Kleinhenz ME. Paradoxical embolization in an adult patient with cystic fibrosis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2000 Oct; 75(10):1100-2.

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