Padmini Santosh
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

To request an appointment with Dr. Santosh, call us at 804-897-2100 or include Dr. Santosh’s name in the Set an Appointment form.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Endometrial ablation, Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy

Locations and Hospitals

Dr. Santosh sees patients at VPFW’s Prince George, St. Francis, and West Creek offices. She delivers babies at St. Francis Hospital.

Meet Dr. Santosh

Dr. Santosh’s experience goes well beyond her tenure as a physician. She grew up watching her mother work as an OB/GYN in India. After getting the opportunity to watch deliveries as a child, she knew that this would be the career for her! VPFW and her patients are thrilled that she followed in her mother’s footsteps. Dr. Santosh is honest and direct, working as a partner with her patients to help guide them in their healthcare decisions. She considers her opportunity to serve women an honor, and she is passionate about her work.

Medicine isn’t her only passion though. Dr. Santosh also loves to read (Game of Thrones or Outlander anyone?), listen to South Indian classical music, sing, and sew. She also volunteers at cultural events in the Indian community as a part of the group Adhyapika, which sets up concerts to honor music and dance teachers. Events like these, the people, and the art scene all make Dr. Santosh proud and happy to be a part of the RVA community.

Dr. Santosh and her husband have two daughters, (one is a scientist working in Maryland and the other is an MBA working at Verizon) who are proud to be from Richmond. The Santosh family has been in RVA since 2002, and both of Dr. Santosh’s daughters graduated from the Chesterfield public school system.

To request an appointment with Dr. Santosh, call us at 804-897-2100 or include Dr. Santosh’s name in the Set an Appointment form.

“I recently had to switch OBGYNs and found VPFW through my insurance. Dr. Santosh and her team are AMAZING. It was scary having to change from a provider of 10+ years but Dr. Santosh is caring, compassionate, listens and explains everything in a way that makes me feel like she cares about me. I love it, and her. I couldn’t have chosen a better doctor to have to switch to. 100 out of 10 love this place and my new doctor!”  – Google Review, 2024

“I love Dr. Santosh & Stacy!! These ladies have been my gynecology & OB team for 10+ years. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. They are compassionate but direct and that’s perfect for me. I recommend them every time I have the opportunity. The entire staff is a pleasure to work with.” – Patient Survey, 2017

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Special Professional Interests
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
Hospital Privileges
  • St. Francis Medical Center
Undergraduate Training
  • Ethiraj College
    Madras, India
Medical Degree
  • Kilpauk Medical College
    Madras, India (1986)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship
  • Kilpauk Medical College
    Madras, India
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  • Bronx Lebanon Hosptial
    Bronx, New York (completed 1997)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Membership & Societies
  • American Associates of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Society of Larpo-Endoscopic Surgeons
Honors & Distinctions
  • Top Doc, Richmond Magazine, 2017
  • One of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Consumer’s Research Council of Amercia
  • First Certificate of Honor, Kilpauk Medical College
  • First Certificate of Honor, University of Madras, Physiology
  • Dr. Govindarzjulu Prize for Surgery, University of Madras
  • Virginia (issued 2002)
  • New Mexico
  • Alabama