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11:02 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Renowned Hand Surgeon Harold Kleinert Dies at 91; Arrangements Announced

The funeral for Louisville hand surgeon Dr. Harold Kleinert will be held Monday, October 7.

Kleinert died Saturday at the age of 91.

He founded what is now the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center more than a half-century ago.  

The internationally renowned practice conducted the nation’s first five hand transplants, and has trained hundreds of doctors from around the world in microsurgery techniques.

Kleinert was also Clinical Professor of Surgery Emeritus at the University of Louisville.

His funeral will be Monday at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of the Assumption.   Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.