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Valerie Marie Klans

Valerie Marie Klans, American respiratory therapist. Registered respiratory therapist.


  • Klans, Valerie Marie was born on August 20, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Ann (Zidarich) Klans.

  • Education

    • AS, Triton College, 1976. Bachelor of Science, Nova University, 1986.


    • Staff therapist MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, Illinois, 1976, supervisor respiratory therapy, 1976—1981. Critical care coordinator Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, 1981—1986. Director cardiopulmonary services Humana Hospital Bennett, Plantation, since 1986.

      Clinical instructor Triton College, 1981. Clinical coordinator Medical Careers Institute, Chicago, 1980. Clinical tutor Metropolitan Group Hospital, 1976—1980.

    Major achievements

    • Registered respiratory therapist.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Sea Camp Children Cystic Fibrosis, Key Largo, Florida, 1983, coordinating therapist, 1983. Instructor CPR, Jewish Community Centers, North Miami, 1981. Member of Florida Society Respiratory Therapy (director chapter affairs 1983-1984, president-elect 1986-1987), Florida Committee Respiratory Therapy Education (secretary 1983-1984), International Association Quality Circus (vice president Miami Dade chapter 1983, 1982-1983).


    • father: Robert Edward Klans
    • mother: Mary Ann (Zidarich) Klans
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    Born August 20, 1950
    (age 67)