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Lawrence Kline

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Lawrence Kline

United States-Mexico Border Health Commission
health issues along the U.S.-Mexico border
health of U.S.-Mexico border residents
sleep and sleep disorders
cardiovascular disease
neuromuscular disorders
respiratory infections and ventillation


Lawrence E. Kline is a commissioner for the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, a binational organization working to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. Kline is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. After serving as director of intensive care and assistant chief of medicine for the U.S. Public Health Service in New York, he joined Scripps Clinic Medical Group in 1978. He is medical director of the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center and a senior consultant for Scripps' division of chest and critical care. His research interests and clinical trials work includes noninvasive and invasive ventilation, sleep disturbances in association with disorders of breathing, cardiovascular disease, and neuromuscular disorders. Prior research work includes the management of respiratory infections, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Furthermore, he has special interest in sarcoidosis, interestitial lung disease, combined cardiopulmonary disorders, pulmonary hypertension, respiratory care modalities, and medical ethics. Kline was educated at Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After internship and medical residency in the United States Public Health Services Hospital in New York, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of California, San Diego.

10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla  California  92037
United States
Office Phone: 
(858) 554-8845
Office Fax: 
(858) 554-8492


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