Senator Matt Klein Participates in Pediatricians’ Annual Day at the Capitol
St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), one of only two physicians in the Legislature, today participated in the American Academy of Pediatrics-Minnesota Chapter (MNAAP) annual Day at the Capitol. According to MNAAP, the annual event is an opportunity for 100 residents, pediatricians, and medical students to gather at the Capitol to discuss and advocate for issues that have a direct impact on the health of children across Minnesota.
“We are fortunate to have so many talented, compassionate pediatricians in Minnesota,” said Sen. Klein. “As a medical doctor at Hennepin County Medical Center, I have a special place in my heart for the men and women who care for our littlest patients. As an elected official, I believe that including the voices of pediatricians in public policy discussions at our State Capitol is invaluable. I applaud organizations like MNAAP that are getting involved in the legislative process.”
Sen. Klein graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his medical training at Mayo Medical School in Rochester. He now works at Hennepin County Medical Center; a purposeful choice because the hospital cares for every person who comes through the door, without regard to background or income.