Michael A. Kleiman, DMD (Emeritus)
Meet Dr. Kleiman
Dr. Michael Kleiman is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been practicing in New Jersey since 1981. Following the completion of his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he returned to New Jersey to live and practice a short distance from where he grew up. Prior to his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, he graduated from Rutgers College and Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry. Upon graduation from dental school, he received several awards, including the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, the Oral Pathology Award, the Oral Medicine Award, and the Research Award.
Dr. Kleiman’s residency training included all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery but was especially strong in the areas of dentoalveolar surgery, office-based anesthesia, the correction of dentofacial deformities, and in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of oral and maxillofacial pathology. In addition, since the 1980s when modern dental implants made their appearance in the United States, Dr. Kleiman has developed great interest and expertise in the placement of dental implants and in procedures related to them, including bone grafting. In August 2015, Dr. Kleiman edited an issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America on Dentoalveolar Surgery:
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA Volume 27, Number 3 August 2015 ISSN 1042-3699, ISBN-13: 978-0-323-39348-5.
Although practicing in New Jersey, Dr. Kleiman continued to be a member of the Teaching Faculty at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for over 10 years. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Dentistry and President of the Medical / Dental Staff of JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. After serving 4 years as President of the Medical / Dental Staff, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of JFK Medical Center and to the Board of Directors of JFK Health System. In 2004, Dr. Kleiman became Chairman of the Board of Directors of JFK Medical Center. In 2009, Dr. Kleiman became Chairman of the Board of Directors of JFK Health System and served in that position until the merger of JFK Health into the Hackensack Meridian Health System. Today, he continues as Chairman of the Board of JFK Medical Center and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hackensack Meridian Health System.
Since entering practice, Dr. Kleiman has been active in a number of professional organizations. He served in numerous positions in the New Jersey Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, including serving as the President of the Society. He has served as a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for over two decades. He has been a member of various national committees of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, including serving as Chairman of the Committee on Hospital Affairs and as a member of the Committee on Parameters of Care – Dentoalveolar Section. He is currently the Chairman of the Commission of Professional Conduct for AAOMS. Dr. Kleiman is a Fellow in the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, a member of the American Dental Association, a member of the New Jersey Dental Association, a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, a member of the Academy of Oral Medicine and a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Kleiman has had many hobbies and interests over the years that he shared with his wife and two sons. These hobbies have always involved the members of his family and included boating, skiing, photography, piloting an airplane, and SCUBA diving. His two sons are now grown – one is in law and the other in medicine. In recent years, if he’s not in the office or in the hospital, he might be found with his wife, Frayda, on the golf course.