Stephen H. Bendheim
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

All of Dr. Bendheim’s patients owe a big “thank you” to his 10th-grade biology teacher because that’s where his interest in medicine started. Encouraged by her guidance to consider becoming a doctor, Dr. Bendheim joined the volunteer rescue squad and took a weekend course at MCV—after that, he was hooked! Now he’s even a teacher himself, working as an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia and serving as director of the third year med student OB/GYN clerkship in Richmond.

Dr. Bendheim loves that his job offers so much variety. On any given day he may be an obstetrician, a gynecologist, a radiologist, a surgeon, or a dermatologist, among other roles. Throughout it all, he acknowledges that his patients choose to see him, and he takes that responsibility seriously, treating each patient with respect and compassion.

When he’s not juggling his many professional roles, Dr. Bendheim loves to spend time with his family, exercise, and enjoy the incredible dining and outdoor scene in RVA—he is a Richmond native, after all!

“I love Dr. Bendheim! He is professional & attentive with great bedside manner. I have been going to Dr. Bendheim for 16 years. The new facility at St Francis is very nice and the staff is friendly.” – Patient Survey, 2017


Special Professional Interests

  • Research

Hospital Privileges

  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Johnston-Willis Hospital

Undergraduate Training

  • Washington and Lee University
    Lexington, VA

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Virginia
    Richmond, VA

Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship

  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
    Norfolk, VA

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
    Norfolk, VA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Membership & Societies

  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member, Virginia Maternal Mortality Review Committee

Honors and Distinctions

  • One of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Consumer’s Research Council of America


  • Virginia