After 20 years as a successful private gastroenterologist Dr. Kline joined the GI faculty at USC in 1994. Over the last 20 years he has developed a private practice at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital and the Healthcare Consultation Center II. He has also been involved with teaching medical students and medical residents at the Keck School of Medicine and LAC+USC Medical Center and served as GI Fellowship Program Director from 1998 until 2013. Dr. Kline’s special interests in gastroenterology include inflammatory and motor disorders of the esophagus in which he has both a clinical and research interest.
Buxbaum J, Kline M, Selby R. Prospective study of therapeutic spiral enteroscopy in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb; 27(2):671-8. View in: PubMed
Ayazi S, Hagen JA, Chandrasoma P, Gholami P, Zehetner J, Oezcelik A, Lipham JC, Demeester SR, Demeester TR, Kline MM. Esophageal intraepithelial eosinophils in dysphagic patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Apr; 55(4):967-72. View in: PubMed
Kline MM, Ewing M, Simpson N, Laine L. The utility of intraluminal impedance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease-like symptoms but normal endoscopy and 24-hour pH testing. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Aug; 6(8):880-5; quiz 836. View in: PubMed
Corley DA, Katz P, Wo JM, Stefan A, Patti M, Rothstein R, Edmundowicz S, Kline M, Mason R, Wolfe MM. Improvement of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms after radiofrequency energy: a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Gastroenterology. 2003 Sep; 125(3):668-76. View in: PubMed