Melinda Penn, MD



American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Endocrinology



Medical School:

Eastern Virginia Medical School


Medical University of South Carolina


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Penn is a native Virginian, born and raised in Richmond. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and after completing her medical training in Charleston, SC, and Philadelphia she returned to Richmond to practice as a pediatric endocrinologist. She is incredibly excited to be back in Hampton Roads. Dr. Penn has a special interest in Type 1 diabetes and transgender medicine. She has been actively involved in the Central Virginia diabetes community and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She founded and co-directed the Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Clinic in Richmond.

Clinical Interests:

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Transgender Medicine

Honors and Awards:

  • Richmond Magazine Top Doc (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Docs” 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Pediatric Endocrine Society
World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7237



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