Accomplished medical professional to lead primary care services

Indianapolis, Jan. 18, 2017 – Dr. Kenneth Klotz, M.D., has been named the chief medical officer for the Eskenazi Health Center where he will provide medical staff leadership across primary care services. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Klotz has held a number of leadership roles that both exemplify and further the Eskenazi Health mission, including several clinical and administrative management positions at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Klotz joined our team as an internist at Eskenazi Health Center Pecar in 2011. Most recently, he has served as the chief physician executive at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street since the health center’s opening in October 2013. In addition, Dr. Klotz has been instrumental in the successful implementation of Eskenazi Health’s new Epic electronic health record system, serving as the Epic team physician champion for primary care and the chair of the Primary Care EHR Steering Committee.

“Dr. Klotz’s commitment to driving primary care quality and performance improvement, coupled with his enthusiasm for championing care for the underserved, is an ideal combination for our organization. He is respected by his colleagues as a clinician and as a leader, and we are fortunate to have him serving in this important position,” said Dr. Dawn Haut, M.D., interim chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health Center.

An active faculty preceptor, Dr. Klotz is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a member and fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is also professionally involved in a number of local community organizations including the Shepherd Community Free Clinic and Trinity Free Clinic, and he is active in volunteer service through medical mission trips to Haiti, Guatemala and Kenya.

Throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Eskenazi Health offers various primary care facility options. Residents can see a primary care physician when they need to or just to maintain good health. Eskenazi Health offers hospital-based primary care at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street, an outpatient department of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Eskenazi Health also operates at Eskenazi Health Urgent Care West and Eskenazi Health Urgent Care East for sudden injuries or illnesses. Both serve patients ages 2 and older. In addition, Eskenazi Health provides primary care through the Eskenazi Health Center system, which has nine locations as well as a mobile clinic. All locations have a sliding fee schedule and are open to all regardless of ability to pay.

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CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972 
Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu