“The first wealth is health.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
A heart attack is caused by a blockage in one of the coronary arteries on the surface of the heart. For Dr. Daniel Klee, there is nothing more rewarding than taking a patient who is in the grip of a heart attack and helping to save their life in the cardiac cath lab through emergent angioplasty/stent implantation. In the office, he enjoys working on preventative cardiology. Dr. Klee is dedicated to identifying and helping to decrease patients’ risk factors for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease.
Dr. Klee attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate studies, SUNY at Buffalo for medical school, and the University of Rochester for his internship and residency. He moved to Arizona in 1993 and completed his cardiology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan and Carl T. Hayden VAMC (a University of Arizona affiliate).
Dr. Klee has been in private practice in the Phoenix east valley since 1996. He has served as the Cath Lab Director at Banner Desert Medical Center, the Cath Lab Director at Chandler Regional Medical Center, and as an executive board member for the Heart Health Organization-East Valley. He has also been a counselor for the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Klee has been named one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Docs for more than 10 years and has also received the Patient’s Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and On Time Doctor Awards through www.vitals.com.
On the personal side, Dr. Klee has lived in Ahwatukee since 1993. He has been married over twenty years and has three children. His two sons are currently in college and his daughter attends a local high school where she plays club soccer. In their free time, the Klee family enjoys hiking, mountain biking, water-skiing, and snow-skiing.