Our Board

 The Christine M. Kleinert Institute is governed by a Board of Directors made up of individuals from the local community and physicians, all of whom donate their time to oversee the Institute.

Tuna Ozyurekoglu, M.D.

Dr. Ozyruekoglu, or Dr. Tuna as his patients call him,  serves as President of the Board of Directors.
He is also the Curriculum Director of morning conference series for our fellows and a dedicated teacher.

Kleinert Kutz

Tuna Özyurekoglu, MD

Joseph E Kutz, M.D.

Emeritus President of the Board of Directors. 

Kleinert Kutz Doctors/N.P.'s Portraits

Joseph E. Kutz, MD, FACS


Tsu-Min Tsai, M.D.

Dr. Tsai is a fixture in our 6:30 AM morning conferences and a naturally gifted teacher.  He is a long time board member and faithfully attends our board meetings. He was the 2012 Hands On Award recipient, and we are very grateful for his gifts of time and dedication to our fellows and to our research mission.

Kleinert Kutz Doctors/N.P.'s Portraits
Tsu-Min Tsai, MD, FACS


Michelle Palazzo, MD

Dr. Palazzo is currently the CMKI Hand Surgery Fellowship Program Director.


Michelle Palazzo, MD


Huey Tien, M.D.

Dr. Tien is the former CMKI Program Director.  He continues to be dedicated teacher to our fellows.

Kleinert Kutz Doctors/N.P.'s Portraits






Huey Tien, MD


Elkin Galvis, MD

Dr. Galvis instructs our fellows at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Galvis ID photo






Elkin Galvis, MD


Susan Sweeney Crum

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Michael Kleinert
 Stites & Harbison

Jeffrey Yunkin, MD

KentuckyOne Health
Anesthesiology Medical Director

Jeff Kosse
Fifth Third Bank

Cordell Lawrence
Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation

Mr. Lawrence is the Finance Director at the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation and has been very generous with his time and support for the Institute. With his extensive experience in Finance he also serves as a member of the Finance Sub-committee for our Board.  Mr. Lawrence is a dedicated member of the Louisville community and is a Trustee of Spaulding University, as well as a board member of the Bluecoats of Louisville, the Waterfront Development Corporation and is a member of the investment committee for the Nazareth and Literary Benevolent Institution.  With what little spare time is left, he enjoys cycling and gardening with his wife Beverly, his children and grandson Everett.

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Allan B. Morris
President and CEO, Burdorf Interiors

Allan Parnell
Mister P Express Inc