Cara Golish Hartle
D.O., F.A.C.O.G.

Heading to work, going for a run, even hitting the town for a burger and fries–there are so many activities that make Dr. Hartle light up, and, lucky for her, all of them are a part of what makes the RVA community so appealing. It’s a good thing she settled here with her family, not just for her sake and interest in enjoying all of the above but for her patients’ too! Just ask, and they’ll tell you how happy they are to have her as a part of the VPFW family.

Maybe it’s the inspiration she draws from her family or those post-workout endorphins, but Dr. Hartle is known for her dedication to helping her patients live happier healthier lives. She strives to connect with them and to offer a safe, private environment in which to have important and often nerve-racking conversations.

“Dr. Hartle takes the time to answer questions, made sure I understood options and procedures for my condition. She makes me feel like she is genuine in her concern for my health and my comfort level of care. In my opinion, Dr. Hartle, her nurse, and office staff are awesome, I would recommend Dr. Hartle to anyone!” – HealthGrades Review, 2016


Special Professional Interests

  • Laparoscopic
  • Adolescent gynecology

Hospital Privileges

  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital

Undergraduate Training

  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medical Degree

  • Nova Southeastern University
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Nashville, Tennessee

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Membership & Societies

  • American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)


  • Virginia