The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Kyle L. Kleppe, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Surgical Director , UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation
Division of General Surgery

Clinical Focus

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Surgical Endoscopy, Complex Hernia Repair

Research Focus

Minimally invasive surgical approaches, surgical education and simulation

Education

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Residency
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN

Fellowship
Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Wisconsin, WI

Certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Hernia Society

Book Chapters

Kleppe K and Phillips-LaPinska M. Technique: Pull PEG. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): Techniques, Effectiveness and Potential Complications. Editors: Marks J, Pauli, E. 2016. ISBN: 978-1-63485-617-1.

Kleppe K and Ramshaw B. The Application of Complex Systems Science to Healthcare and Hernia Disease. Management of Abdominal Hernias. LeBlanc KA, Kingsnorth A, Sanders DL (Eds.) 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-63251-3.
Kleppe K and Greenberg JA. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols: Rationale and Components. Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;98(3):499-509.

Current Publications

Kleppe KL, Greenberg JA.
Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols: Rationale and components. The Surgical Clinics of North America. 2018 Jun;98(3):499-509. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Kleppe KL, Gray KD, Stancher JA, Duncan LD, Vaughan JW, Orucevic A.
A rare case of plasmablastic lymphoma mimicking adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The American Surgeon. 2016 Aug;82(8):178-180.

Current Presentations

Kleppe K, Gaines TE, Taylor DA. Use of left ventricular assist device and intra-aortic balloon pump in blunt cardiac injury. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Kleppe K, Ramshaw B. Pilot study to determine the impact of fat infiltration on hernia mesh. Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2016 Oct 16-20; Washington, DC.

Kleppe K, Ramshaw B. Incidence and management of recurrence after abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Presented at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress; 2016 Oct 16-20; Washington, DC.

Kleppe KL, Le HN, Mancini GJ. Low-opioid multimodal pain control strategies reduce narcotic utilization in sleeve gastrectomy patients. Presented at Tennessee Chapter of American College of Surgeons; 2016 Jul 22-24; Memphis, TN.

Kleppe KL, Ramshaw B. Can abdominal wall reconstruction be safely performed without drains? Presented at Tennessee Chapter of American College of Surgeons; 2016 Jul 22-24; Memphis, TN.

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