To complement the care of our OB-GYN physicians and nurse practitioners, Virginia Women's Center has partnered with Dr. Lisa Cuseo-Ott
a clinical psychologist in private practice. Dr. Cuseo-Ott will work individually with Virginia Women's Center patients.
Dr. Cuseo-Ott specializes in women's issues
including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, menopause and perimenopause, parenting, stress management, and the role of sports psychology and fitness on health and well-being.
Dr. Cuseo-Ott was certified as a clinical psychologist by the Virginia Board of Psychology in 1993.
She has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1991. She received a Masters of Science in clinical psychology and later earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She wrote her dissertation thesis on depression.
Dr. Cuseo-Ott graduated magnum cum laude from Brown University with a psychology major and French minor.
She also studied French language, literature and art at New York University in France, in Paris.
Dr. Cuseo-Ott has been a licensed clinical psychologist in private group practice since 1993.
Among other positions, she has also worked as a psychological consultant for the Department of Rehabilitative Services, a resource consultant for Commonwealth Parenting and a senior clinical psychologist at Central State Hospital.
Dr. Cuseo-Ott is a lecturer and speaks on gender differences, child development, motherhood, working parents, stress and aging, among other topics.
She is also the author of several publications and research papers.
Christie G. Farrell, W.H.N.P.-B.C.
In the fall of 2011, Christie Farrell, W.H.N.P.-B.C. joined Virginia Women's Center as a board certified women's health nurse practitioner.
Christie spends the majority of her time as a member of our clinical research team. In addition, she sees patients for well-woman exams, gynecologic problems and urologic education.
Christie graduated from Wake Forest University where she studied health and exercise science as well as dance.
Christie earned her master's degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Christie began her career working as a registered nurse on the mother infant unit at VCU Health System. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor at the VCU School of Nursing where she taught nursing and medical students. Christie is no stranger to Virginia Women's Center and has worked as needed over the past several years. Most recently, she has worked as a registered nurse, primarily caring for our patients receiving urodynamics and assisting with in-office surgical procedures. Christie is also involved in the Virginia Council for Nurse Practitioners.
In her spare time, Christie volunteers at Crossover Clinic.
She stays active by running, attending zumba classes and walking her boxer, Lexi. Christie also enjoys gardening, cheering on her favorite football and basketball teams, and spending time with her husband, Peter.
Lonny S. Green, M.D.
Lonny S. Green, M.D., received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Stanford University.
He earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Green completed his second year of general surgery at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He then completed the Harvard Program in Urology, through Brigham & Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Children's Hospital and West Roxbury Veteran's Hospital.
Dr. Green completed postgraduate training at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he served as senior registrar at the Alfred Hospital.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He is also an associate clinical professor with the Department of Surgery for the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.
Dr. Green has received numerous honors and scholarships.
He has authored many articles in his field of study and has presented in the U. S. and abroad. Dr. Green is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology as well as the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is active with the American Urological Association and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the International Continence Society, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, la Societe Internationale d'Urologie and the Society for Urodynamics & Female Urology.
As director of the Pelvic Health and Continence Institute at Virginia Women's Center,
Dr. Green sees patients with urinary incontinence and bladder difficulties. His interest lies in all aspects of female urology, including pelvic relaxation and urinary tract infections.
Dr. Green and his wife have six children-three boys and three girls(all delivered by Virginia Women's Center obstetricians).
He enjoys skiing, physical ftness and playing jazz piano, but the vast majority of his non-work time is spent enjoying his family.
M.D.: 1987, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
Surgical Intern: 1988, Kaiser Foundation Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
Graduate School Education
M.B.A. University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.
Postgraduate Training: 1994. Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, Senior. Registrar Urology (1993-1994). Harvard Program in Urology: 1993. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, West Roxbury Veteran's Hospital (1989-1993). Surgical Resident: 1989. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
American Board of Urology, Diplomate: 1997, Recertified 2004.
In Practice Since
Active; St. Mary's Hospital, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, Stony Point Surgery Center, Hanover Outpatient Surgery Center.
Honors and Awards
Richmond Top Docs Award: 2014; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2013; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2012; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2011; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2010; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2009; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2008; Richmond Top Docs Award: 2006.
Temperature-Dependent Expression of a 95kD Protein in Rat Testix: 1995; Andrologia 27:107 Rubenstein, S.C., Green, L.S., Schopperle, W.M., DeWolf, W.C., Morgentaler, A.; 'Open' Percutaneous Ultrasonic Lithotripsy For Failed Anatrophic Nephrolithotomy: 1995; Br. J. Urol. 75:249 Watson, D.L., Green, L.S., and Loughlin, K.R.; Management of Epigastric Vessel Injury During Laparoscopy: 1992; J.EndoUrol 6:99 Green, L.S., Loughlin, K.R., and Kavoussi, L.R.; Temperatured-Dependent Expression of a 95kD Protein in Rat Testis: 1991; Surgical Forum, Vol. 42 Green, L.S., Schopperle, W.M., DeWolf, W.C., and Morgentaler, A.; The Incidence of Ingested Metabisulfite Sensitivity in an Asthmatic Population : 1982; Abst, J. Alleg. Clin. Immunol. 69:118 Simon, R.A., Green, L.S., and Stevenson, D.D.
Donna I. Pinnell, W.H.N.P.-B.C.
Donna Pinnell is a registered nurse and a board-certified women's health nurse practitioner at the John Rolfe office of Virginia Women's Center.
Donna completed her nursing education at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill College in Aberdeen, Scotland.
She completed her degree as a nurse practitioner at Medical College of Virginia. She is also certified by the National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialists. Prior to joining Virginia Women's Center, Donna was district director for the Nurse Practitioner Association and was involved in promoting the role of the nurse practitioner as well as improved access to health care for consumers.
Donna has more than 25 years of clinical experience in women's health care.
In the past she has worked in student health services, and has taught childcare classes. Today she works with women to help them gain optimal gynecologic health. She is an exceptional educator on issues related to menopause and health promotion. She is also an active provider in our clinical research team.
Donna and her husband have a garden of vegetables as well as herbs and perennials.
They also enjoy playing golf. Donna looks forward to visiting family in Scotland every few years. She also enjoys reading and quilting.
Elizabeth B. Roberts, M.D.,Ph.D.
Dr. Roberts received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Massachusetts and her medical degree and doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia.
She completed her residency and internship in obstetrics and gynecology at the Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh. She is board certified with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Roberts is interested and experienced in many aspects of obstetric and gynecologic care.
She has particular interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques for addressing a number of women's health concerns including endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, fibroids and ovarian cysts among others. To that end, she is a member of the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy. She is also trained in using the daVinci® Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures. She joined Virginia Women's Center in 2008 and has been in practice since 2005.
Dr. Roberts is married with two young girls.
She and her family are part of a community-supported agricultural cooperative which yields locally-grown produce. She loves to cook and believes in the local food movement. When she can, Dr. Roberts likes zumba and yoga for exercise.
Obstetrics & Gynecology.
B.A.: 1993, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
M.D., Ph.D.: 2001, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
OB-GYN: 2005, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
OB-GYN: 2005, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital Pittsburgh, PA.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In Practice Since
Attending Henrico Doctors' Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital.
Perinatal Safety Initiative Task Force, Henrico Doctors' Hospital; Committee on Genetics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Tovia Martirosian Smith, M.D.
Born and raised in Richmond, Tovia M. Smith, M.D. is excited to return to her hometown to practice medicine.
Dr. Smith is a urogynecologist who specializes in treating symptoms of incontinence and difficulties from relaxation of the pelvic floor. She joined Virginia Women's Center in March 2014.
Dr. Smith earned her bachelor's degree from Yale University, where she played varsity field hockey as an All-American for the Bulldogs.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion in medicine. Dr. Smith trained in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia. She then pursued a specialty fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, an ACGME Accredited program.
As a urogynecologist, Dr. Smith uses non-surgical approaches as well as advanced technologies
such as minimally invasive surgery and the daVinci® Surgical System, to reconstruct the pelvic floor for women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. In addition, she is skilled in repairing fistulas and complications from third and fourth degree tears following vaginal childbirth.
Many women do not discuss these sensitive but treatable symptoms with their doctors or loved ones.
Dr. Smith is as passionate about giving women time and space to discuss their symptoms as she is educating women on their conditions and treatment options. With all treatments, she aims to help women of any age regain an improved quality of life.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith and her husband, also a physician and a fellow Bulldog but of the Georgia variety
enjoy spending all the time they can with their two young children and traveling to keep up with family and friends.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).
2002: B.A. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
2006: M.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
2010: OB-GYN, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia.
2013: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of OB-GYN, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate.
Honors and Awards
Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Lotze Video Award presented for Best Video Presentation, 38th Annual Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Meeting, 2012; American Urogynecologic Society/SUFU, Fellows Forum Travel Award, 2012; American Urogynecologic Society/SUFU, Fellows Forum Travel Award, 2011; Guy M. Harbert MD Resident Research Award, 2009; Resident teaching award, 3/2007, 5/2008, 8/2008, 2/2009, 8/2009, 3/2010; Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Virginia, 2005.
In Practice Since
Active: 2014, St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital, Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Louis M. Thompson, M.D.
A hokie fan through and through, Dr. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
He subsequently worked in the field of AIDS research at The National Institutes of Health for three years. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
For his academic achievement and performance in the obstetrics and gynecology field, Dr. Thompson has received several honors and awards.
He is the co-author of four publications and numerous abstracts in the areas of bacteriology, immunology and virology. Virginia Women's Center patients for whom surgery is necessary can benefit from Dr. Thompson's training in using the daVinci® Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Thompson's gynecology practice has expanded immeasurably with work in the field of pelvic organ prolapse. Prolapse is an uncomfortable condition that can affect women following pregnancy or hysterectomy, but one that's easily treatable with proper experience and knowledge. About one in three women suffer from some degree of prolapse and one in 10 women will undergo surgery for it. In collaboration with Virginia Women's Center urologist Lonny Green, M.D., Dr. Thompson has helped hundreds of women. Dr. Thompson is also on the faculty at the Pelvic Floor Institute for Boston Scientifc Corporation and serves as a pelvic surgery instructor for physicians around the country.
In addition, Dr. Thompson is interested in helping patients determine their risk of developing osteoporosis and recommend actions to prevent it.
Dr. Thompson is certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Dr. Thompson is as serious about his family as he is about his work and appreciates time to spend with his wife and two children.
They enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and fishing. Dr. Thompson is also an avid golfer. And, he has a unique hobby: beer crafting.
B.S.: 1984, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
M.D.: 1994, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Graduate School Education
M.S.: 1987, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
OB/GYN: 1998, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology: 2002, Recertified 2007.
In Practice Since
Provisional Courtesy Memorial Regional Medical Center.
St. Mary's Hospital.
Henrico Doctors' Hospital, John Randolph Medical Center.
Honors and Awards
Richmond Top Docs Award: 2009.
Heather M. Zechman, M.D.
Dr. Zechman earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where she graduated magna cum laude.
She received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at George Washington University. She began her practice in 2003 and joined Virginia Women's Center in 2007.
In addition to her educational and professional accomplishments
Dr. Zechman is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Richmond OB-GYN Society and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Zechman enjoys practicing the full spectrum of obstetric and gynecologic care.
She has particular interest in adolescent gynecology, including special issues encountered by female athletes, first gynecologic exams and consults for irregular or painful menses. She cares for women experiencing routine or high-risk pregnancies. Her training also includes evaluating and treating patients' menopausal symptoms and concerns. Virginia Women's Center patients for whom surgery is necessary can benefit from Dr. Zechman's training in using the daVinci® Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Zechman is also fluent in medical Spanish.
In her spare time, Dr. Zechman stays active.
She plays volleyball at the Richmond Volleyball Club, does Bikram (or "hot") Yoga and loves the adventure of whitewater rafting.
Obstetrics & Gynecology.
B.S.: 1994, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
M.D.: 1999, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
OB-GYN: 2003, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology: 2005.
In Practice Since
Active: 2003, Henrico Doctors' Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital.
Peter A. Zedler, M.D.
Having practiced general obstetrics and gynecology since 1984, Dr. Zedler directed his practice toward gynecology and gynecologic surgery in 1999.
He is particularly interested in the challenges for women associated with menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Zedler is certified as a menopausal clinician by the North American Menopause Society. He is also certified by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Under Dr. Zedler's direction, Virginia Women's Center has had an active research program since 2002.
Areas of research include contraception, hormone replacement, osteoporosis and cervical dysplasia. The program continues to actively recruit patients as new studies are launched.
Dr. Zedler is married with three children.
He and his family enjoy travel, especially when it involves camping, backpacking and fishing. Dr. Zedler is a history buff and likes to read historical nonfiction, as well as take in programs that chronicle events in history.
B.A.: 1976, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
M.D.: 1980, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.
OB/GYN: 1981, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
OB/GYN: 1984, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Assistant Clinical Professor Medical College of Virginia.
International Society for Clinical Densitometry: 2004; American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology: 1986; Recertified 2007.
In Practice Since
Attending: 1984, St. Mary's Hospital, Courtesy: 1984, Henrico Doctors' Hospital.
Women's health care has changed a lot over the last few decades. That’s why Virginia Women’s Center has brought the medical services women most rely on under one convenient roof. Virginia Women's Center is care that revolves around you.
Virginia Women's Center, Richmond's leading women's health care provider, is pleased to welcome you to care that revolves around you. Our OB-GYNs, specialists and staff place medical excellence, compassion and patient satisfaction at the forefront of our care; we are dedicated to helping you stay engaged and informed in what matters most - your health.
We do not just specialize in the areas of pregnancy and gynecologic care, we also offer the following services: urology, high-risk obstetrics, obstetrical genetic counseling, ultrasound, in-office procedures, mammography, bone health, psychology, nutrition, clinical research and on-site labs. At Virginia Women's Center, we have integrated advanced technologies into our practice, enabling our providers and staff to collaborate in your health care.