Wendy Klein, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 12/10/2021
Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch

Wendy Klein, MD, MACP

Medical Director Emerita, Health Brigade

Associate Professor Emerita of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


              Dr. Klein is an internist who received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and who served on the faculty of the VCU School of Medicine for 25 years. During that time, she co-founded the award winning VCU Women’s Health Center, the nationally designated VCU Institute for Women’s Health, the Women in Science, Dentistry & Medicine Organization (WISDM), the SOM Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities, and the Women’s Health IM Residency Program. She also founded the multidisciplinary conference, The Health of Women, a scientific update for health care professionals, held annually since 2000. She was a co-editor of the Journal of Women’s Health from 2005-2011.              


              She has served on numerous national initiatives and committees for the American College of Physicians, the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative, the North American Menopause Society, and Planned Parenthood, where she helped develop primary care programs. She is a co-founder of LEADERS (Leaders Empowering the Advancement of Diversity in Education, Research and Science) in Women’s Health. She continues to mentor faculty, residents and students. She is currently serving as Associate Editor of Menopause Practice: A Clinician's Guide, 6th edition. Dr. Klein has been recognized in Richmond Magazine’s listing of the “Top Docs in Richmond” and in The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Klein remains actively involved in promoting excellence in health care and in sex and gender medicine.


She is Medical Director Emeritus of Health Brigade, the oldest free clinic in Virginia, known for its leadership in inclusive care and transgender health, as well for providing safety net care to those least served. She is a passionate advocate for access to health care, for reproductive rights, and for gender equity in every arena. Also, in 2015, she was made a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Board of Health, upon which she currently serves. Most recently, she has served on the Virginia Covid-19 Testing Advisory Council, the Virginia Vaccine Advisory Workgroup, where she co-chaired the Communications and Messaging Subgroup, and the VDH Covid Vaccine Training Committee.