Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dean for Clinical Affairs, Tufts University School of Medicine
Henry Klapholz MD, MEE, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dean for Clinical Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). At TUSM he is responsible for coordinating the clinical sites used to educate Tufts medical students, developing clinical sites for the new physician assistant program, working with the Office of Faculty Affairs and overseeing conflict of interest policies.
Throughout his career Dr. Klapholz has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents while maintaining a full practice, first at Harvard and then at Tufts institutions. Before his appointment at TUSM, Dr. Klapholz served as chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroWest Medical Center for 10 years. Prior to this, Dr. Klapholz served as director of the Beth Israel Hospital residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 15 years, was course director for the third year clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School for 20 years, and was course director for the basic science course in reproductive physiology at the Harvard/MIT HST program for 25 years.
Dr. Klapholz earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City University of New York and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from New York University. He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following residency he served as a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps and was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he directed the family planning service and served as a faculty member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.