Dr. Melinda Penn

(757) 668-7237
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrinology


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship: 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 & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Richmond Magazine Top Doc (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs" 2020-2022
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • JDRF