James R. Klinenberg, FACP
James R. Klinenberg, FACP, Governor of the College's Southern California Region I Chapter, died Dec. 29, 1999. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Dr. Klinenberg was 65 years old.
"Jim Klinenberg was willing to serve the College in any way we might need him," said Munsey S. Wheby, FACP, Chair of the Board of Governors. "The College has lost a valuable and dedicated Governor."
Dr. Klinenberg was born in Chicago on June 17, 1934, and received both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University. He graduated in 1959 from George Washington University School of Medicine, completing his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and a rheumatology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
His career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles spanned almost 30 years. He was medical director of medical education at the time of his death, and he had served as chief of rheumatology and of medicine, as well as senior vice president for academic affairs from 1985 until 1998.
He was also professor of medicine and assistant dean at University of California at Los Angeles; past president of the American College of Rheumatology; and past national and local chairman of the Arthritis Foundation, which grants the annual James R. Klinenberg Award in Excellence to an outstanding scientist in the field of rheumatology. He also shared the Evergreen Award presented to the Governors of the California Chapter by the College in 1998 for securing greater representation for internists within the California Medical Association.
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