Jennie E. Draper, MD, is originally from Bridgewater, VA in the Shenandoah Valley and first moved to Richmond for medical school. She is excited to be returning to the area after completing her residency in the northeast. Her special career interests include international medical missions, adolescent medicine, and minimally invasive surgery including the da Vinci Robot. She has been recognized for her teaching skills. Outside of work Jennie’s hobbies include running, cooking and photography. She also loves travelling and spending time with friends.
She has also received advanced surgical training to perform da Vinci robotic surgery. For more information on da Vinci surgical procedures, please visit daVinciSurgery.com and daVinciHysterectomy.com.
St. Mary’s Hospital
Henrico Doctor’s Hospital
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Memberships / Societies
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Society of Virginia
American Medical Association
Honors & Distinctions
Awarded Resident Teaching Award 2007, 2010
Virginia State Licensure
What are some of your favorite things about living here?
One of the main reasons I chose Richmond is the close proximity it provides to both the beach and mountains as well as my home town Bridgewater, VA. I love the restaurant and brewery scene here. I also enjoy the numerous festivals and outdoor running events that are offered year-round.
What do you do for fun?
I spend the majority of my free time being social with friends and family – I am always on the go.
What 1 thing do you never leave home without?
I never leave home in the morning without my very very strong black coffee!
How do your patients describe you?
Enthusiastic, caring, and nice. Patients find me emphathetic to their situation and worries.
Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?
I always wanted to be a doctor since I could talk and ultimately fell in love with ob-gyn in medical school. I like that no two days are the same and I have the opportunity to care for women throughout their life span. I am amazed by pregnancy and find it an honor to participate in women’s birth experiences.
When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?
Kettle corn popcorn with shredded cheese.
Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?
I’m most passionate about empowering women to understand more about their bodies and the choices they have in pregnancy prevention. I also like teaching about prevention strategies and encouraging women to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Name something on your “bucket” list.
I want to see the world – my goal eventually is to make it to each continent.
What inspires you?
People who spend their time making the world better.
What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?
Running – it’s my quiet time and when I do my best thinking.
If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?
Spend more time cooking and entertaining friends.
What music is on your playlist right now?
The Lumineers and the Avett Brothers
What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?
Babysitting in my early teens.
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
Mostly crime dramas
Do you have a personal or professional motto? If so, what is it?
Cliched but I’d probably have to say work hard and play harder.
What was your favorite subject in school?
I loved everything except for history.
If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?
What would you like to learn more about?
I’d like to learn Spanish and become more proficient in my photography skills.
What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?
I’m a huge foodie – I like trying new things.
Share 3 words to describe yourself.
Adventurous, optimistic, determined