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 and subsequently stayed on faculty as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology. She currently maintains an active teaching role as an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the West Haven VA Medical Center.
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 Glamour, Huffington Post, TotalBeauty.com, Reader’s Digest, Seventeen, Women’s Health, New York Times and Vogue. Dr. Klein also serves on the Penn Bioengineering Advisory Board and as a mentor for medical students at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.
AWARDS + RECOGNITIONS
Castle Connolly “Top Doctors,” 2017, 2018 and 2019 as featured in Moffly Media publications including: Westport Magazine, Greenwich Magazine and New Canaan-Darien Magazine
Castle Connolly “Exceptional Women in Medicine” 2018
Beauty Wire Magazine and Aesthetic Everything’s “Top 100 Dermatologists” and “Top 100 Aesthetic Doctors” on the East Coast, 2019
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, 20
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!