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Adrianne Colton, M.D.

Dr. Adrianne Colton grew up in Northern Virginia and received her undergraduate degree in Biology at The College of William and Mary. She has lived in Richmond for over seven years now, completing both her medical school and residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia. During residency, she has been recognized for her teaching skills and enthusiasm for patient advocacy.

She is interested in global healthcare and has traveled to Honduras, Spain, and Kenya to deliver both general medical care and Ob/Gyn-focused care to patients in need.

Dr. Colton spends her free time outside of the hospital mountain-biking, cooking, reading, and traveling with her fiancé, an intensive care nurse.

She is passionate about minimally invasive surgery, including DaVinci robotics, contraceptive education, vaginal births after cesarean, and low intervention childbirth. She is thrilled to be joining the practice because of its reputation for comprehensive and compassionate women’s care.





Colonial Heights/Prince George
Midlothian Turnpike Office

Special Professional Interests
Obstetrics – including low intervention birth and vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
Gynecology – including minimally invasive surgery, DaVinci robotic surgery, vaginal surgery, and contraceptive management

Hospital Privileges
Johnston-Willis Hospital

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Degree: BS – Biology, summa cum laude

Medical School
The Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Degree: M.D.

The Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Medical Association

Honors & Distinctions
Lucien Wood and Ida Talley Roberts Award for Outstanding Resident
William C. Langdon Award for Personal Concern for Patients
Wetchler Award for Exceptional Teaching and Leadership
Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Alpha Omega Alpha – Brown Sequard Chapter
Phi Beta Kappa

Research and Publications
Colton A. “Sudden-onset left lower quadrant pain in a 21-year-old woman.” Chapter 10. Acute Care and Emergency Gynecology: A Case-Based Approach. Editor Chelmow, D., Isaacs, C., Carroll, A. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (2015)

Age as an Independent Risk Factor in Death Due to Cervical Cancer
Resident Research Project, Recipient of Resident Research Day Award




Find out more about Dr. Colton


What are some of your favorite things about living in Richmond?

I consider Richmond my home and love this city! Richmond offers “big city” entertainment in a smaller, more intimate setting and there is always something different to do or try. My fiancé and I regularly walk through Hollywood Cemetery with our dog to relax in the evening. We also love the South of the James Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings (complete with fresh donuts!). I’ve recently gotten into the mountain biking scene and have found some incredible routes in Richmond, including the Buttermilk/ North Bank trails and Pocohontas State Park single-tracks. And for those days when you just need to be surrounded by flowers and trees, Lewis Ginter and Maymont are my go-to relaxation spots.

What do you do for fun?

I am an absolute foodie. I’m up for trying any new foods or restaurants and Richmond keeps me very satisfied in that department. In order to balance my love for food, I make sure to get out and mountain bike and run.

What 1 thing do you never leave home without?

There are usually two things: my glasses and my coffee!

How do your patients describe you?

Friendly, compassionate, and an engaged listener.

Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?

I love educating people in regard to their health and empowering women to take care of themselves. Obstetrics and Gynecology gives me the perfect opportunity to work with patients of all ages as they progress through different stages of life. I also love being able to deliver immediate satisfaction to my patients, whether it be through performing a surgery that improves ones quality of life or delivering a baby and helping to a grow a happy and healthy family.

When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?

Cheese! Or fresh fruits, especially raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.

Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?

I feel very strongly about being able to educate patients on their reproductive health and birth control options.

Name something on your “bucket” list.

I would absolutely love to go to New Zealand at some point in my life. And to satisfy my need for an adrenaline rush: I’d like to learn how to kite surf.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by women who undergo natural childbirth.


What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?

I love to cook and bake: the more complex, the more willing I am to try to make it! I love making food for people that they would otherwise never make for themselves. It is a goal of mine to tackle a good number of Julia Child’s recipes over my lifetime.

If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?

I would go for a run. Richmond has some beautiful rural areas that offer great running scenes, but even the more urban areas offer interesting architecture and activities to view while running!

What music is on your playlist right now?

It’s a mix of Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, Taylor Swift, Adele, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Brandi Carlile, and Ingrid Michaelson.

What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?

I was 18 when I took on my first job as a camp counselor for rising freshman in high school. During that summer, I also drove a bus to pick up and drop off kids at the camp in the Northern VA area.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

One favorite? I’m on a roll with Sherlock Holmes (the BBC version) right now. But I’ve also been known to binge watch episodes of House, Outlander, Bones, and Doctor Who, amongst many other Netflix options.

Do you have a personal or professional motto? If so, what is it?

Do what is best for your patient and love what you do.

What was your favorite subject in school?

I was definitely a biology nerd.

If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?

Realistically, I probably would have been a biology professor at a university. I love to teach and hope that my passion for teaching carries through to educating my patients. If I had to leave the science field altogether, I would have definitely gone to culinary school and become a pastry chef.

What would you like to learn more about? (This could be related to your profession, a hobby, a personal skill, etc.)

I would love to really become fluent in another language.

What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?

I have a weakness for calamari, scallops, and soft shell crab.

Share 3 words to describe yourself.

Hard-working, energetic, passionate.