Dr. Klimisch earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine. While in medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and awarded the prestigious George Edward Longshie Scholarship. After finishing medical school, he remained at UT Medical Branch and completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery where he was awarded the Robert K. and Marie B. Hutchings Endowed Scholarship for academic excellence in orthopedic surgery and the Open Growth Plate Award for Pediatric Orthopedic Excellence. Later, Dr. Klimisch completed an accredited fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. There, he trained in primary, complex- primary and revision hip and knee replacement, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacements, hip and knee arthroscopy, computer-assisted surgery, and minimally-invasive hip and knee surgery. He also spent a considerable amount of time reviewing the most current research in joint preservation and replacement surgery, as well as teaching orthopedic surgery residents these techniques.