Ilene J. Klein, M.D.
Vice Chair, Program Committee; Chair, Ad Hoc Wellness San Diego; Ad Hoc Wellness Imperial Valley and Nominating & Governance committees
Dr. Klein works as a strategic advisor to businesses developing their employee health and wellbeing programs, and to digital therapeutic …More
Dr. Klein works as a strategic advisor to businesses developing their employee health and wellbeing programs, and to digital therapeutic and genomics companies aimed at improving the lives of working adults and their families. From 2011 to 2015, she led the strategic implementation of health services and wellness programs for Qualcomm Incorporated, including the development of award-winning health-promotion programs, the design of a state-of-the-art onsite health center in San Diego, and the launch of two onsite health clinics in India. Dr. Klein managed the company’s contracts with the healthcare systems providing services to its onsite clinical facilities, its executive health program, its tele-health, and second medical opinion services, and was involved in its efforts with Catalyst for Payment Reform.
Dr. Klein was a Commissioner of the Vitality Institute Commission which produced the 2014 report on “Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans.” She chaired the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council for Qualcomm Incorporated’s wireless health division, and was a contributing member to Qualcomm Incorporated’s wireless health patent review board. She created medical homes for children with asthma for the NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Child Health, and led Dukes County’s local public health system assessment as their ﬁrst Associate Commissioner for Health. After graduating from residency, Dr. Klein was in private practice on Martha’s Vineyard where she made house calls, exchanged medical care for shellﬁsh and home-grown vegetables, and where her youngest patients were newborns and her oldest was 104. Dr. Klein received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at the Brown University Department of Family Medicine. She is a board-certiﬁed family physician, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.