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Joseph Diaz, M.D.

Dr. Diaz grew up in a small town on the Texas coast and moved to Austin, where he trained. He is excited to now call Richmond home and looks forward to experiencing the seasons the east coast has to offer. He is learning how to sail and speak French. He spends his weekends exploring Richmond and the Virginia countryside. He is a diehard Longhorn fan but looks forward to college football in Virginia this fall. He spends time off traveling (often on a whim) and has a knack for getting lost in countries where he doesn’t speak the language.

His professional interests include managing high risk pregnancies and deliveries including multiples and vaginal deliveries after caesarian sections. He enjoys all aspects of gynecology and is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery including Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and da Vinci Robotic surgery.



 
 

Qualifications

 

Offices
Henrico Doctors Hospital Professional Building
West Creek Medical Park
St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Office Building-South

Hospital Privileges
St. Mary’s Hospital
Henrico Doctor’s Hospital

Special Professional Interests
Managing High Risk Pregnancies
Deliveries Including Multiples
Vaginal Deliveries After Caesarian Sections

College
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, summa cum laude, Austin, Texas

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Degree: M.D.

Residency
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Obstetrics and Gynecology

 



 

Honors & Awards
AAGL Award for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, 2015
Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2014

Professional Organizations
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association



 

Find out more about Dr. Diaz

 

What are you most looking forward to about living here?
I am most looking forward to exploring the historic neighborhoods, meeting new people, and of course the food scene.

What do you do for fun?
Music & Art festivals, Carpentry, Urban Farming, Traveling, Camping & Hiking, and Off-Road adventures in my Jeep.

What 1 thing do you never leave home without?
A playlist and headphones.

How do your patients describe you?
Engaged, empathetic, personable, an educator.

Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?
I chose Obstetrics & Gynecology because of the variety and latitude from delivering babies to routine clinical care. I have a genuine love for caring for women throughout the many stages of their lives. Interacting with my patients captivates. I also enjoy the hustle and the challenge of managing clinic, labor and delivery, and gynecologic surgery simultaneously.

When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?
Anything from Chick-Fil-A.

Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?
My professional interests include managing high risk pregnancies and deliveries including diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, multiples, and vaginal deliveries after caesarian sections. I also enjoy infertility, menopause, and gynecologic surgery. I am particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery including Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and da Vinci.

Name something on your “bucket” list.
Learning to sail.



 

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the unique opportunity to care for women at their most joyful and vulnerable moments.

What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?
Live music, each show is a unique exchange between the artist and the crowd that can’t be replicated.

If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?
Reading for pleasure or listening to a new album.

What music is on your playlist right now?
Taylor Swift, Broods, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Kacey Musgraves, Kings of Leon, Phantogram, and Sam Smith.

What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?
I bussed tables at a hotel restaurant when I was 16 for a summer.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
Game of Thrones.

What was your favorite subject in school?
History

If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?
Architect or a National Park Ranger

What would you like to learn more about?
Virginian history, sailing, life on the east coast. I would also like to learn French.

What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?
All the appetizers.

Share 3 words to describe yourself.
Gregarious, open, fearless.