Areas of Interest and Expertise
Abnormal uterine bleeding, Uterine fibroids, Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Contraception management, Routine prenatal and gynecologic care, Preventative screening
Locations and Hospitals
Dr. Pinkerton sees patients at VPFW’s Koger Center and Prince George offices and delivers babies at Johnston-Willis Hospital.
Meet Dr. Pinkerton
Dr. Pinkerton became interested in Ob/Gyn after recognizing the full breadth of the specialty, which allows an amazing mix of surgery, deliveries, and clinical care. However, after working as a sexual assault and domestic violence crisis line volunteer during medical training, she realized that the most important aspect of her chosen field was forming deep, life-long relationships with her patients. Dr. Pinkerton treasures those relationships and understands that the ability to care for women throughout their whole lives is a privilege. For this reason, she emphasizes patient-centered care in her practice. Through counseling and thorough discussion of all the options, Dr. Pinkerton empowers women to choose an individualized management plan that is best for them.
Dr. Pinkerton was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, attended college at Emory University, and completed medical training at Wake Forest School of Medicine. During her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond stole her heart and she decided she never wanted to leave! In her first interaction with VPFW, Dr. Pinkerton was struck by the collegiality and welcoming atmosphere. As she learned more about the practice, she came to appreciate the clear communication, transparency, and prioritization of the patient-physician relationship – one of the best parts of her job!
A prior soccer player and rowing coxswain, in her free time, you can now find Dr. Pinkerton running by the river, walking her dogs, playing board games, and reading.
Special Professional Interests
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
- Contraception management
- Routine prenatal and gynecologic care
- Preventative screening
- Johnston-Willis Hospital
- Emory University
- Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2019)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
- Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, Virginia (2023)
Membership & Societies
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Junior Fellow)
Honors & Distinctions
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
- Ware Dunn Research Poster Presentation Award (2022): The Association of Co-Existing Maternal Obesity and Chronic Hypertension on Neonatal Birth Weight
- Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
- Virginia (issued 2023)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
- DEA License
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery