Dr. John Klir is an American trained MD/PhD medical scholar with combined experience of more than 25 years in academic medicine, medical research, clinical medicine, and administration. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in life sciences from Cornell University, Dr. Klir pursued his further studies and obtained his PhD degree in physiology from University of Illinois, and his MD degree from Saba University School of Medicine. After completing his studies, Dr. Klir continued with postgraduate training in both, medical research and clinical medicine. He trained at University of Michigan School of Medicine under mentorship of world renowned medical scholars in areas of immunopathophysiology, namely roles of pro-inflammatory cytokines as immune mediators during fever generation as a part of acute-phase response to infection. Dr. Klir’s continued work resulted in significant contribution to area of cytokine research, as evidenced by multiple publications and presentations at different international conferences. The main interest of Dr. Klir continues in areas of pro-inflammatory mediators, their role during development of different diseases, and development of treatments. During his work, Dr. Klir has been associated with various institutions, including University of Michigan Medical Center, Lovelace Biomedical Institute, University of Missouri, USDA-ARS, Pennington Biomedical Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Underwood Memorial Hospital.