Arnold W. Klein, M.D.


Joined the board of an amfAR predecessor, the National AIDS Research Foundation (NARF), in August 1985. Became a founding director of amfAR in September 1985, following unification of the Los Angeles-based NARF and the New York-based AIDS Medical Association. Serves on board development committee. Expertise in dermatology and cosmetic surgery; among the first in Los Angeles to diagnose Kaposi's sarcoma in young patients. Was early fund-raiser for amfAR and AIDS research, initiating contact with Getty family and later appealing to Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation. Mrs. Simon's substantial 1998 donation to amfAR honored Dr. Klein. Currently is founding chair of the honorary committee of The Elizabeth Taylor Endowment for the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education.

A prolific writer, textbook author, editor, reviewer, and consultant, Dr. Klein has maintained a private dermatology practice in Beverly Hills for more than 30 years. He is also a professor of dermatology and medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Recently, he was honored by the establishment of a named chair in dermatology at UCLA and is himself the founder of UCLA's Rose Tarlow/Arnold W. Klein Fund for Breast Cancer Treatment. He is an attending physician at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and, in addition to the amfAR board, sits on the board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.

Physician in private practice. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.