Dr. Ariana Klein is the newest addition the Med-Peds Faculty here at UT Houston. She is a proud Texan and Houstonian. She grew up in Sugar Land, TX (a suburb SW of Houston). She went on to attend college at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, where she majored in Biology and minored in Psychology, and graduated Cum Laude in 2012. She was a founding member of the first all female A Capella group at A&M, The Femmatas, which is still thriving at the university today.

She moved back to Houston for Medical School, where she attended UT Houston and fell in love with the Med-Peds specialty and family here at UT. She stayed at UT Houston for her residency and served as Chief Resident as a PGY-4. Her most notable achievements as Chief Resident included the creation of Med-Peds specific educational conferences (special emphasis on a primary care curriculum), and the creation/implementation of a night float schedule for pediatric inpatient rotations (previously a 28 hour call system). Now, as the new Assistant Program Director, she has expanded the Med-Peds continuity clinic experience and continues to work tirelessly to bring new ideas and initiatives to the program. She is half Costa Rican and bilingual in Spanish, with a special interest in healthcare for the under-served and undocumented population of Houston. Though she thoroughly enjoys her outpatient experience with the Med-Peds residents, her clinical passion is in acute/inpatient care and she serves as one of the IM attendings at LBJ Hospital several times out of the year.

In her spare time, Dr. Klein enjoys walking/hiking with her 3 dogs, entertaining friends with her latest cooking endeavors, reading a good book on her patio, and traveling (favorite recurring spots-anywhere in Colorado and the California wine country). Her position here at UT Houston as APD has been her dream job for many years and she is ecstatic to be a part of this fine program!


Medical School
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2020