- Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Parkland Medical Center
- Elliot Hospital
- Catholic Medical Center
- Nashua Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
- St. Joseph Hospital
Christian M. Klare, MD is an orthopedic spine specialist who performs cervical, lumbar & thoracic spine surgery.
Dr. Klare first realized he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon while he was in college.
“I spent the summer volunteering at an orthopedic surgeons office working as a scribe. I remember one patient who had such bad arthritis that their main complaint was they couldn’t keep up with or play with their grandkids. After a joint replacement, the patient came into a follow-up and showed us videos of them running around playing with the grandkids in the park.”
His favorite injuries to treat are lumbar and cervical disc herniations.
“When you see these patients in clinic, typically they have excruciating pain. They’re very uncomfortable and if they don’t respond to non-operative measures, surgery reliably takes their pain away. It’s always amazing to see them in the recovery room, finally pain-free”
One of Dr. Klare’s top priorities as a spine specialist is making sure his patients are comfortable with their treatment.
“I really like sitting down and talking with patients through all of their options. Its important to me that at the end of the visit the patient feels comfortable with the treatment plan that we decided on together.”
He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire. Dr. Klare earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. While at Jefferson Medical College, he received the Dunglison Physiology Prize, and was named to the Hobart Armory Hare Medical Honor Society and George McClellan Surgical Honor Society. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and his spine surgery fellowship at OrthoCarolina.
AOA Emerging Leaders Program
North American Spine Society
Dr. Klare has served as a research assistant at the University of New Hampshire and Jefferson Medical College and Rothman Institute. His primary area of focus was post-operative neurological complications following shoulder surgery. While at OrthoCarolina he participated in a number of lumbar spine research projects.
Dr. Klare has appeared in a variety of publications, writing about topics such as master techniques in orthopaedic spinal surgery, lumbar disc herniation, atypical femoral fractures and total knee arthroplasty.
He has also delivered presentations about various subjects, including total knee arthroplasty, bone metabolism and fracture healing, osteoarthritis, spinal cord injuries, traumatic spine fractures, spine infections, pathological distal femoral shaft fracture and periprosthetic fractures between a hip hemiarthroplasty and a long-stem knee arthroplasty.
Dr. Klare is an outdoorsman who enjoys skiing, mountain biking and camping, as well as woodworking.
Kame works closely with Dr. Heaps and may see you before and after surgery. She is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She has additional certification from the National Association of Athletic Trainers Board of Certification. Brooke completed her masters program at DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania.
Physician & Surgery Coordinator
Marissa manages Dr. Klare's patient schedule and communication. If you are having surgery, Marissa will be your primary contact from the time Dr. Klare recommends surgery through your first post-operative visit. She will schedule both your surgery and any pre-operative tests you need. If you have any questions or requests about your care, please give Marissa a call.