Eiko Klimant, MD, FACP
Medical Director of Integrative Oncology & Medical Oncologist
Eastern Regional Medical Center
"My goal is to create a meaningful experience for patients and their caregivers, which includes creating conditions and finding therapies to help assure the best possible outcome for each individual patient."
- Eiko Klimant, MD, FACP
- Heinrich Heine University School of Medicine, Duesseldorf, Germany
Internship / Residency
- General Surgery, Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine - University of Rennes Affiliated Hospitals, France
- Internal Medicine - Norwalk Hospital / Yale University Affiliate, Norwalk, CT
- Medical Oncology - Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Integrative Medicine - American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Practicing Since: 2002
Dr. Eiko Klimant is the Medical Director of Integrative Oncology at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, as well as hospice, palliative medicine and integrative medicine. He has extensive clinical experience in the management of pancreatic, breast, lung and brain cancers.
Dr. Klimant earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. There, he was a biology honors student and earned an International Educational Scholarship. He then earned a medical degree from Heinrich Heine University School of Medicine in Duesseldorf, Germany. He also completed subinternships in internal medicine and surgery at the University of Nantes in Nantes, France, where he received an ERAMUS scholarship.
Following medical school, Dr. Klimant served as Junior House Officer in internal medicine at the University of Glasgow, Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock, Scotland. He also spent several years as a resident in general surgery, internal medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Rennes affiliated hospitals in France.
In 1997, Dr. Klimant moved back to the United States. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Norwalk Hospital / Yale University Affiliate in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Klimant then completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Klimant also served as a Bayer Research Fellow at Bayer Corporation in West Haven, Connecticut. There, he was involved in clinical research on strategic drug development as well as clinical trials of new anti-cancer agents.
Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Klimant was appointed as Medical Director, and later as Chairman, of the Department of Oncology/Hematology at the Marshfield Clinic in Weston/Wausau, Wisconsin. At Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Klimant was a coinvestigator in multiple oncology clinical research trials. He was also a member of the IRB for some time. In addition, Dr. Klimant was a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
“I am most impressed with the willingness and openness to finding new and better ways for cancer treatment at CTCA," says Dr. Klimant. "I also very much appreciate the respect that CTCA has for each patient. Patients and caregivers love being here, which also is true for the hospital staff.”
At CTCA, Dr. Klimant works within a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered cancer care. Additionally, he strongly supports the development of integrative oncology programs (e.g., using intravenous vitamin C as a supportive care option for CTCA patients). He is also very interested in innovative technologies like Tumor Treating Fields ( TTF ) for patients with brain tumors.
Dr. Klimant is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians and the Society for Integrative Oncology. He is fluent in English, German, French and Italian.