A short Bio on Dr. Kleis

Dr. Kleis attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal and studied psychiatry and child psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Since moving to the bay area, he has been the Medical Director for Midpeninsula Mental Health Group, an attending psychiatrist for the Eating Disorder Clinic at Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and the Director of Psychiatric Services at the Children’s Health Council. He was Vice President on the board of Supporting Our Sons and trained numerous teachers and parents on how to manage the modern boy.  He is currently in private practice in the Stanford area and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford Medical School where he teaches and supervises Child Psychiatry Fellows. His professional education and experience have been augmented by his son and daughter, who daily help him refine his parenting skills.


Dr. Kleis's Curriculum Vitae




State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, N.Y.

Bachelor of Science with Honors



McGill University, School of Medicine

Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Internship, Residency, & Fellowship:

Psychiatry Residency Training Program

University of California, Davis


Child Psychiatry Fellowship

University of California, Davis


Licensed in California and New York


Board Certifications


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

General Psychiatry Certificate #37294

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Certificate #3483




Adolescent Counseling Services, Palo Alto, CA

 "Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD"

 (Continuing Education, 2008)


Menlo School

 "Raising Boys"

 (Parent Education Seminar, 2007)


The Children’s Health Council

 "Group Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents"

 (Grand Rounds, 1998)


"Raising Secure Children While Helping Them Reach Their Potential"

 (Parent Education Series, 1998)


"Report Writing: How to Produce a Useful Report

 (Grand Rounds, 2000)


"Children with ADHD"

 (Parent Education Series, 2001)


"Best Practices in the Assessment of ADHD"

 (Continuing Education Symposium, 2002)


"Placebo-Controlled Medication Trials for ADHD

 (Grand Rounds, 2002)


Supporting Our Sons

 "Boyhood Advocacy Training for Teachers"

 (UCSC University Course, 2002, 2003, 2004)


"Are our Boys in Crisis?"

(Walter Hays Elementary School PTA, 2002)

(Walter Hays Elementary School Teachers, 2002)

(Trinity School, 2002)

(St Stephen’s School, 2003)

(Woodside Elementary School PTA, 2003)

(Jordan Middle School, 2003)


"Boyhood Advocacy Workshop for Parents"

 (Trinity School, 2003, 2004)


El Camino Hospital

"Assessment and Treatment of ADHD"

(Department of Pediatrics, 1998)


Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

"Assessment and Treatment of ADHD"

(Department of Pediatrics, 1998)


American Association of Psychiatry Residency Training Directors

 "Use of Psychiatry Residency Councils"

 (Workshop, Annual Meeting, 1991)


Grand Rounds Presentations - UC Davis

Department of Psychiatry, 1991; Department of Pediatrics, 1990; Department of Family Practice, 1990


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 "Male Adolescent Sexual Development"

 (Institute presentation, Annual Meeting, 1995)


"Dilemmas in Management of Pseudo hermaphroditism" (Paper Session, Annual Meeting, 1990)


Work Experience


Private Practice

 Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry, Stanford, CA (2003 - )

 Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry, Roseville, CA (1992 - 1993)


Community Mental Health

EMQ/Families First Residential Program (2013 - 2014)

San Leandro Juvenile Justice Center (2012-2013) 

La Cheim Schools (2009- 2010)

Del Norte Community Mental Health (2009)


The Children’s Health Council (1997 - 2003)

Director of Mental Health (1997 - 1999)

Site Coordinator, Stanford Child Psychiatry Fellowship (1997 - 2003)

Acting Medical Director (1999 - 2000)

Director of Psychiatric Services (2000 - 2003)

Chair, Continuing Education Committee (2000 - 2002 )

Director, ADHD Program (2001 - 2003)


Midpeninsula Mental Health Group (1993 -1997)

 Medical Director


Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry

 Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Eating Disorder Clinic


Lucille Packard Children's Hospital (1994 - 1995)


SHS Ambulatory Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (1995-1997)


Stanford/Midpeninsula Utilization Review Committee (1994 - 1997)


Psychiatric Consultation and Supervision

Residential Treatment

River Oak Center for Children (1992 - 1993)

Capital City Residential Care (1990 - 1993)


Quality Assurance & Utilization Review

Foundation Health (1993)

California Board of Medical Quality Assurance (1993)


Workers Compensation & Disability

Stanford Medical Group (1988 - 1990)

C. Jess Groesbeck, M.D. (1989 - 1990)


Professional Affiliations


Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry

Consulting Associate Professor (2013 - )

Clinical Assistant Professor (2000 - 2013)

Clinical Instructor (1994 - 1999)


American Psychiatric Association

Active Member (1992 - )

Central California Psychiatric Society

Resident Representative, Board of Directors (1990 - 1991)


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Active Member (1992 - )


American Medical Association

Member (1988 - )

CMA Delegate to the Resident Physicians Section (1989 - 1991)


California Medical Association

Member (1988 - )

Alternate Delegate, Council on Legislation (1990 - 1991)

Councillor for District XIII (CHOMS) (1989 - 1990)

Delegate to the Resident Physician Section (1989)


California Housestaff Officers Medical Society

Councillor for Sacramento & Eldorado counties (1989 - 1991)

Councillor to CMA Council (1989 - 1990)


American Association of Physicians for Human Rights

Member (1990 - )


University of California, Davis

Department of Psychiatry

Chief Resident (1990 - 1991)

Psychopathology Seminar Instructor (1990 - 1991)

Adult and Child Inpatient Case Conference Supervisor (1990-1991)

Curriculum Retreat - Resident Representative (1990)

Training Advisory Group - Resident Representative (1990 - 1991)

Residency Training Committee (1987 - 1992)

Quality Assurance Committee (1988 - 1991)


Medical Center and Campus

Chancellor's AIDS Task Force (1989 - 1992)

Resident Medical Staff Committee (1988 - 1990)




Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Faculty Service Award


UC Davis, Department of Psychiatry

Faculty's Outstanding Resident Award


McGill University 

       C.W. McLeod Student Award


SUNY @ Stony Brook

       Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Campus Community