As a third-generation physician, Dr. Kevin Kleis was inspired to emulate the care and compassion his father and grandfather provided their patients. While pursuing his family’s tradition, his interest in athletics and physical health directed his attention toward the Orthopedic field. Throughout his training, Dr. Kleis developed a firm belief that quality of life is directly related to an active and healthy lifestyle. As a dedicated Orthopedic Surgeon, he applies these principles by restoring and optimizing his patients’ musculoskeletal health.

Dr. Kleis began his journey toward Orthopedics with a Bachelor’s of Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he continued on to medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY. He then moved to Southern California to complete his internship at Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, CA and orthopedic residency at Riverside University Health System. During his last year in training, Dr. Kleis served as the Chief Orthopedic Resident, managing a high volume multi-specialty orthopedic service.

Dr. Kleis is among one of the best trained and highly experienced orthopedic surgeons practicing within the heart of Downtown Riverside. His particular areas of interest involve complex trauma patients, total joint arthroplasty and sport related injuries. Dr. Kleis utilizes advanced technologies and the latest techniques to achieve exceptional results for his patients.

Dr. Kleis is partnered with the Riverside Orthopedic Institute team which is comprised of top orthopedic surgeons in the region. When it comes to getting patients back to an active lifestyle, Dr. Kleis and the team will develop a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan for a fast and successful recovery.

When not on call or seeing patients Dr. Kleis stays active exercising, golfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Kleis is welcoming new patients and Riverside Orthopedic Institute accepts most insurance plans. To schedule an appointment, please call (951) 786-5100.


Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY

Riverside University Health System

RCRMC Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Moreno Valley, CA

Riverside University Health System



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

  • Orthopedic Traumatology
  • Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics

Office Locations

Riverside Orthopedic Institute
4510 Brockton Ave.
Suite 175
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 786-5100