Daniel E. Kleiner, MD, FACS




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Friday, February 19, 2021

Contact: Lauresha Xhihani,




WATERBURY, Conn. – Feb. 19, 2021 – Waterbury HEALTH welcomes Dr. Daniel E. Kleiner, a hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and complex upper GI surgeon. The arrival of Dr. Kleiner will allow Waterbury HEALTH to bring sophisticated hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery to patients in the greater Waterbury area filling a service void. Dr. Kleiner is vice-chairman of the Waterbury Hospital Department of Surgery.

Before joining Waterbury HEALTH, Dr. Kleiner was Chief of Hepatic and Biliary Surgery at Western Connecticut Health Network.  Dr. Kleiner attended medical school at University of New Castle, Australia and Harvard Medical School Surgical Leadership Program.

His clinical approach is patient-centric. “I embrace a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach, coupled with a treatment strategy personalized to the individual”, he explained. His surgical approach is based on the individual. “I utilize both minimally invasive and classic open surgical techniques to optimize the recovery of my patients without sacrificing oncologic outcomes.”

Waterbury HEALTH is poised to take advantage of the depth and breadth of Dr. Kleiner’s experience in developing a robust hepatobiliary surgery program for patient, the first of its kind in greater Waterbury. “We are thrilled to have a surgeon with Dr. Kleiner’s expertise and experience join the Waterbury HEALTH family. His skill set brings even more expert care to the people of the Greater Waterbury area”, said CEO Lester Schindel.

In addition to his passion for high quality patient care, Dr. Kleiner makes himself available to train the next generation of surgeons and help develop new surgical techniques. Dr. Kleiner is Associate Program Director of Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Waterbury Hospital General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Kleiner has an interest in the development of novel surgical devices. He holds several patents and is currently involved in several research projects, including the development of an endoluminal negative pressure device (Endovac), aimed at promoting the healing of surgical anastomoses, and sealing anastomotic leaks.  He is currently applying to the FDA as a ‘de novo’ medical device for the Endovac technology.

About Waterbury HEALTH

Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.