Karl Martin Klein
Associate Professor of Neurology, 
Calgary Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Dr. Karl Martin Klein is a Clinician Scientist in the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Genetics and Community Health Sciences as well as a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He completed medical school at Philipps University Marburg, Germany, in 2002, followed by a residency in Neurology at Philipps University Marburg. He specialized in epilepsy and EEG at the Epilepsy Center at Philipps University Marburg and continued to work in this area as a consultant at the Epilepsy Center at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, from 2015.

He also performed a fellowship in epilepsy genetics at the Epilepsy Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia (2008-2011). He obtained an MD degree from the University of Marburg in 2003 and a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Dr. Klein was recruited to the University of Calgary in 2018.

Dr. Klein‘s research focuses on the genetics of epilepsy. He is particularly interested in multiplex families with epilepsy as well as adult and pediatric patients with epileptic encephalopathies. A backbone of his research is detailed phenotyping i.e. the detailed clinical characterization of each participating patient. Dr. Klein also has a strong interest in precision medicine not only in patients with monogenic causes of epilepsy but also in patients with complex inheritance. He is a member of multiple international epilepsy genetic consortia.