We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Kimberly McMorrow, who is new to our practice. Dr. McMorrow recently completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System where she also received specialized training in da Vinci robotic surgery. She grew up in Midlothian, and was delivered by Dr. Crooks, one of the founding doctors of VPFW. You may have seen her working as a Ukrop’s cashier in Midlothian years ago when she was in high school and college!
Degree: B.S. in Psychology with Minor in French, Magna Cum Laude with Honors
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Obstetrics and Gynecology
What are some of your favorite things about living here?
I grew up in Richmond, went away for college and medical school, and now have been back here for the past 4 years for residency. I enjoy the history of the area and the friendly people that live here. I enjoy the warmer weather. I enjoy visiting places like Maymont Park, Byrd Park, and the Canal Walk. I enjoy going to exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Broadway series at the Landmark Theater. I enjoy eating out in the Richmond area and some of my favorite restaurants include Kuba Kuba and Can-Can Brasserie.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my husband, my new puppy (a Cocker spaniel poodle mix named Scout), and with my family who live in the area. On the weekends I enjoy hiking with my husband and wine tasting in the Charlottesville area. My favorite winery is Veritas in Afton, VA which is where I was married last November. I also really enjoy travelling with my husband. Most recently we visited Charleston, SC in April and we have plans to go to Hilton Head, SC with my family this summer. We honeymooned last November in Belize.
What one thing do you never leave home without?
I always have my big purse filled with everything I might need including my cell phone, sunglasses, sunscreen, and something to read.
How do your patients describe you?
Kind, a good listener, good patient advocate
Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?
I chose medicine because I was very good in math and science in school. I wanted to do something where I could use math and science to help other people. I volunteered at Johnston-Willis when I was in high school and shadowed physcians in college and enjoyed it so much that I continued to pursue medicine as my career. I chose OB/GYN initially because it was the rotation that I enjoyed the most as a third year medical student. I enjoy taking care of women all throughout their lives and helping their families grow. I enjoy helping them make good decisions about their health.
When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?
Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States but is often thought of as a man’s disease. I want to educate women and help them prevent this disease.
Name something on your “bucket” list.
I want to learn how to scuba dive.
What inspires you?
I have been very fortunate throughout my life and have been given many opportunities. I want to give some of my good fortune back to those around me.
What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?
I enjoy cooking. I love creating something for my friends and family to enjoy.
If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?
I wish I had more time to read.
What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?
My first job was when I was 16. I was a cashier at Ukrop’s supermarkets.
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.
What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject was math. In college, my favorite subject was psychology.
If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?
My alternative career would have been to go to cooking school in France and become a professional chef.
What would you like to learn more about?
I would love to learn another language.
What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?
I love eating seafood.
Share 3 words to describe yourself.
Kind, Intelligent, Hardworking