Steve has recently completed his residency at the University of Virginia and is excited to make Richmond his home. A husband and father of four, he is dedicated to giving kind, compassionate care for the woman as a whole. Special interests lie in prenatal care, annual health screening, uterine fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding. He is trained in the latest in minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, Essure sterilization, Myosure myomectomy, and Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy.
Johnston Willis Hospital
St. Francis Medical Center
University of Michigan
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Basic Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Memberships / Societies
American College of Ob/Gyn (ACOG)
American Medical Association
What are you most looking forward to about living here?
We are excited to meet new people, try all the restaurants, and get integrated into the community in Richmond. We love the southeast and hope to make Richmond our permanent home.
What do you do for fun?
I play with our children, cook, watch movies, and play soccer.
What 1 thing do you never leave home without?
Most definitely an iPhone.
How do your patients describe you?
Hopefully nicely 🙂 I have been described as calm, kind, patient and caring. I’m often told by patients that I make them feel comfortable.
Why did you choose to practice medicine, and/or your field?
I went into medicine because I enjoy interacting with and helping people. I fell in love with obstetrics during my 3rd year of medical school. I think we as Ob/Gyn’s have a great privilege in caring for women during many exciting and vulnerable times in their lives. I enjoy all aspects of pregnancy care, annual health maintenance, and gynecologic problems.
When you’re craving a snack, what do you reach for?
Tortilla chips if salty, ice cream if sweet.
Which women’s health issue(s) are you particularly passionate about, and why?
Annual care and regular health maintenance. The challenge with preventative care is that its value is only realized after it’s too late. A great example would be the patient who presents with a large cervical cancer that hasn’t had pap screening in 20-30 years. We as physicians need to create a welcoming, comfortable environment so that women will pursue annual health maintenance and hopefully identify preventable illnesses.
Name something on your “bucket” list.
Visit Italy with my wife.
What inspires you?
My son’s curiosity. Imagine what we would all get done if we had the curiosity of a 5 year old!
What hobby/activity do you most enjoy, and why?
I look forward to weekend breakfasts with my family. Whether it’s at a diner or in our kitchen, there’s just something I love about it.
If you could add 1 hour to your day, what would you do with it?
Spend time with my kids. Read, play, watch a show…
What music is on your playlist right now?
Mumford & Sons and Phillip Phillips.
What was your first job, and how old were you at the time?
Age 16 at Subway. Yep, I was a “sandwich artist”.
What’s your favorite movie or TV show?
This year I was really into The Walking Dead and The Following. As far a movies, I’m probably supposed to think of something really profound or artsy here, but I’m typically drawn to comedies or action movies. I think the purpose of movies should be to escape / have fun. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Knocked Up always make me laugh.
Do you have a personal or professional motto? If so, what is it?
I follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated.
What was your favorite subject in school?
I always enjoyed Math.
If you hadn’t become a doctor, what profession would you have chosen?
A high school teacher.
What would you like to learn more about?
We just bought our first home and I’ve always wanted to be more handy around the house.
What’s your favorite thing to eat in a restaurant?
My wife always jokes that I pick the most strange/unique thing on the menu and order that. I rarely order things twice at a restaurant.
Share 3 words to describe yourself.
Sincere, funny, devoted