Stephen R. Kleinman


Steve Kleinman is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group where he works closely with hospital and physician leadership to address a broad array of medical staff, credentialing, peer review and quality improvement issues. His work includes assisting hospitals with the implementation of peer review programs for hospital-owned physician groups to create effective peer review processes and creation of pathways to share peer review protected information between hospitals and hospital-owned physician groups.

He also advises hospice, long-term care providers and developmental disability service providers regarding regulatory and day-to-day operational issues.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Member, Board of Directors, Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, Medical Staff Peer Review and Credentialing Practice Group
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "Advanced Practice Providers: A Look at Trends Regarding Scope of Practice," QMCG Webinar, June 9, 2015
  • Speaker, "A Second Look At Corrective Action – Understanding Available Options," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 2015
  • Speaker, "CMS CoPs: Unified Medical Staffs? Optometrist Appointments? Lots of Options," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of North Carolina; State of West Virginia; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; West Virginia State Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2013-2017
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care), 2010-2016
  • Listed, Top 50 Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2015-2016
  • Listed, Top 100 Ohio, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Recognized, Ohio Outstanding Health Care Litigators, Nightingale's Healthcare News, 2008
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005-2007
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1995)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 1991)
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