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More than 210 VCU Health doctors recognized as Richmond “Top Docs”

This annual recognition is a testament to the quality care our providers give to our patients.

Cover of the Top Docs issue of Richmond Magazine, with a Dr. Vanessa Sheppard standing and smiling. She is wearing a black shirt and has a long necklace on. The feature story in Richmond Magazine's 2023 Top Docs edition showcases the work of VCU Massey Cancer Center's Vanessa Sheppard. (Richmond Magazine)

Richmond Magazine has published its annual list of top doctors in the Richmond region. VCU Health made the top of the list with more than 210 providers being featured. There was also a special recognition for one of VCU Massey Cancer Center’s team members.

Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D., associate director for community outreach and engagement and health disparities research at Massey Cancer Center, was the magazine’s cover story for this year’s special edition. Sheppard was named the American Cancer Society’s Researcher of the Year for her innovative community studies on health disparities and breast cancer. She is also the inaugural interim dean of the recently announced Virginia Commonwealth University School of Population Health.

Of the VCU Health providers named to Richmond Magazine’s list this year, about 20 were listed as Top Docs in multiple specialties, including those serving patients at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUVCU Massey Cancer CenterVCU Hume-Lee Transplant Center and VCU Health Pauley Heart Center.

This special recognition highlights the compassionate care our doctors provide as well as the innovative technology and inclusive approaches they use to treat our patients.

Meet VCU Health's Top Docs

Addiction Medicine

Allergy and Immunology


Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology (Interventional)


Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Family/General Practice



Geriatric Medicine

Gynecology/Obstetrics (General)

Hematology and Oncology


Gynecologic Oncology

Hospice Care


Infectious Diseases


Internal Medicine

Maternal—Fetal Medicine/High-Risk Pregnancy

Neonatal—Perinatal Medicine




Nurse Practitioner

Oncologic Surgery

Ophthalmology and Ophthalmologic Surgery



Otolaryngology and Otolaryngologic Surgery

Pain Management

Palliative Care


Pediatric Adolescent Medicine

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Pediatric Hospitalist

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatric Intensivist

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatrics (General)

Pediatrics — Neurodevelopmental/Behavioral

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Pediatric Surgery (General)

Pediatric Surgical Specialist

Pediatric Urology

Pediatrics — Child Abuse

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physician Assistant

Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery



Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent


Psychology (Doctor of Psychology)


Radiation Oncology

Radiology — Diagnostic

Radiology — Interventional

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility


Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

Surgery (Bariatric)

Surgery (Breast)

Surgery (Cardiac)

Surgery (Colon and Rectal)

Surgery (General)

Surgery (Hand)

Surgery (Moh’s, Skin Cancer)

Surgery (Orthopedic)

Surgery (Spine)

Surgery (Thoracic)

Surgery (Transplant)

Surgery (Trauma)

Surgery (Vascular)


Urology and Urological Surgery

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