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David A. Klima, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
No Referral Required

Facilities & Clinics

    • Address
      2550 Addison Ave. E. Suites A, B, and F Twin Falls, ID 83301
      Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 814-8000
      (208) 933-9301

Conditions & Treatments

  • Pediatric Surgery

About David A. Klima


David A. Klima, MD is a pediatric surgeon who performs a wide range of surgeries involving the chest, abdomen, skin, and soft tissues. He has extensive experience with chest wall deformities (including pectus excavatum and the Nuss procedure), lung and colorectal surgery, as well as esophageal, gastric, hepatobiliary, hernia and cancer surgery. Dr. Klima has particular interest in applying minimally invasive techniques with newborns, as well as with children and adolescents through single incision laparoscopic surgery. He currently serves as medical director for pediatric surgery at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Klima completed his bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a minor in psychology at the University of Kansas, where he also attended medical school. During this time, he was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Society, named Doctor’s Doctor by his classmates, and awarded the Gold Humanism Award. Next, he trained at Carolinas Medical Center, learning from some of the world's leaders in laparoscopy and hernia repair, and completing a research fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Klima won numerous awards for his research throughout the United States and Europe. He also received the Surgical Professionalism Award four times, was named Resident Teacher of the Year, and is still the only surgery resident to be named Intern of the Year at Carolinas Medical Center. His subsequent fellowship at Children’s of Alabama focused on advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery for newborns and single incision laparoscopic surgery.

Since his arrival in Boise, Dr. Klima has helped lead quality improvement initiatives, working to standardize pediatric surgical care at St. Luke’s while advancing the quality of care throughout Idaho. He is the current co-chair of the blood community of practice for St. Luke’s and the co-founder and director of the lymphovascular malformation group, bringing specialized care to these complex pediatric patients. Dr. Klima also travels regularly to Twin Falls and sees patients virtually in McCall to serve the local population. 

In his free time, Dr. Klima enjoys spending time with his wife and children, skiing, biking, and running.
  • Medical School

    University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency

    Carolinas Medical Center
  • Fellowships

    Carolinas Medical Center
    Children's Hospital of Alabama
  • Board Certifications

    General Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken


Articles & Resources

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  • Blog Post

    Parents’ intuition, St. Luke’s Children’s help save toddler after swallowing button battery

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Autism Clinic Launches Telehealth Service