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RHONDA QUAIN KLEIN, MD, MPH, FAAD


Rhonda Q. Klein, MD, MPH, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist with award-winning experience in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is a local Westport mom to four children and a native of Fairfield County.


Dr. Klein received her BAS in bioengineering and MD from the University of Pennsylvania with honors, and her MPH from Columbia University. She completed her medical internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and her dermatology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Klein maintains an active role in academia and clinical research. She is on staff at Yale New Haven Health-Bridgeport Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, having served as the former chair of Dermatology at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Klein lectures and teaches regularly, currently leading the dermatology curriculum for Quinnipiac medical students. She has served as an editor for the monthly broadcast, “Dialogues in Dermatology” of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a popular resource to writers at publications including Huffington Post, TotalBeauty.com, Reader’s Digest and Seventeen.


AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS
 

  • Fairfield County Top Doctors as Featured in New Canaan - Darien Magazine, 2018

  • Fairfield County Top Doctors as Featured in Westport Magazine, 2018

  • Top Doctor as Featured in Greenwich Magazine, 2018

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2017

  • Top Doctor, Connecticut Magazine, 2016 and 2017

  • Advanced Resident Training & Education Award Recipient, Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetic & Clinical Conference, 2011

  • Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program Winner, 2010

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, Beta Chapter, 2007

 

As a busy mom of Luke (8), Tyler (6), Cam (5) and Isla (2), and wife to Gentry, we asked Dr. Klein for her “Five Favorites in Fairfield County” and for some MD-approved mom hacks that can save all busy parents some precious time.


FAIRFIELD COUNTY FAVORITES
 

  • Date Night: The Whelk, The Cottage, Tavern at Graybarns

  • Family Day: Compo Beach with lots of sunscreen and a sunset BBQ by the cannons! When it’s not beach weather you can find us at the Maritime Aquarium or in Fairfield at the Sportsplex or Ole Soccer. We also love a family lunch at Valencia Luncheria in Norwalk.

  • Girls Night Out: Jesup Hall, Pearl & Artisan in the summer

  • Retail Therapy: I’m a terrible shopper, so I often end up at Foot Reflexology when I need a little me-time therapy! Otherwise, if I need a quick outfit, I often run into Lucy’s or Roundabout. If I am searching for my home or a hostess gift, my go-to is The Beehive in Fairfield. I try to support local businesses if shopping in person.

  • Workout/Wellness: Obsessed with my Peloton. My husband and I have been trying to maintain a plant-based diet for the past year for health reasons, but we end up cheating a lot on the weekends when we’re at some of the aforementioned restaurants.


MD MOM HACKS
 

Blotox! Every 3-4 months I do a simple Botox treatment along my frontal scalp, it helps you get more mileage out of a blowout, and cuts down significantly on the frequency you need to wash your hair.

Aquaphor/Vaniply – there are tubes of each all over my house. These products can be used for everything from taking off makeup, soothing chapped lips or on a cut!