Dr. Paul Klein

Dr. Paul Klein

Experienced Podiatrist serving Wayne, NJ and Paterson, NJ

Dr. Paul G. Klein is a foot, ankle and lower limb podiatric physician. For over 40 years Dr. Klein has adhered to the following principle, “seek out and offer the highest level of accepted medical care, do what is best for the patient and treat patients as if they are family members.”

Recognizing that education doesn’t stop with graduation or a degree, Dr. Klein has pursued advanced training in various sub-specialities to ensure the continuation of his philosophy of obtaining the latest medically accepted treatments.

Dr. Paul Klein earned a B.A. from Queens College CUNY in 1977 and a D.P.M from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1981, both with honors. Dr. Klein then completed a Residency in Medicine and Surgery at Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York City from 1981-1982. Dr. Klein’s post graduate training in foot and ankle surgery was continued in Atlanta, Georgia with renowned surgeon, Dr. Stanley Kalish. Following his post graduate training in Atlanta, Georgia, he completed a Peripheral Nerve Fellowship with Dr. Dellon at John’s Hopkins School of Medicine and a Microsurgery Fellowship at The Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

Dr. Klein has been active in furthering his knowledge by attending advanced training in Europe and the United States during the past 40 years. Dr. Klein has been an invited lecturer locally and nationally on his experience with Lower Extremity Peripheral nerve pathologies. His co-authorship of the publication, Radio Frequency Lesioning for Plantar Fasciitis has been expanded into many specialties over the past 20 years. Admitted as an attending to numerous New York and New Jersey Hospitals, Dr. Klein began a 20 year labor of love teaching surgery to podiatric surgical residents.

Dr. Klein is one of the few Doctors of Podiatric Medicine in the United States who has been specifically trained to practice Peripheral Nerve Surgery of the Lower Extremity. Peripheral nerve surgeons aim to relieve peripheral nerve compression mostly in the legs that can cause numbness, tingling, burning, pain, balance problems and loss of feet and toes. This is particularly common in diabetics and chemotherapy patients.

Dr. Klein is also one of the few doctors of podiatric medicine board certified in surgery, medicine and wound care; with a specialty certification in peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Klein is past Chairperson of the Division of Podiatry at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.

An avid adventurer, whether kayaking in Alaska or trekking the African plains, Dr. Klein highlights his travels with memorable photographic skills. Dr. Klein’s practice and residence has been in Wayne, New Jersey since 1983.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Diplomate: American Board of Podiatric Orthopedic and Primary Podiatric Medicine
  • Diplomate: Physicians Wound Care CMET


  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Medicine
  • Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons

Advanced Training

  • Microsurgery – Curtis National Hand Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery of the Lower Extremity – Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery and The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons
  • Laser Surgery – Johnson & Johnson
  • Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle – Columbus Hospital
  • Illizarov and other External Fixation – Dr. Illizarov
  • Diabetic Limb Salvage and Reconstruction
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Radiofrequency Surgery
  • Minimal Incision Surgery for Foot and Ankle
  • Flat Foot Reconstruction

Present Affiliations

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital – Wayne
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center – Paterson
  • St. Barnabas Hospital- Livingston
  • Hackensack Surgical Center