Medical Director, Midlife Health Center
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia
JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, is Medical Director of Midlife Health Center, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Dr. Pinkerton completed her obstetrics/gynecology residency training serving as Chief Resident at the University of Virginia. She is active in clinical research with a current focus on decision-making about hormone replacement therapy, sexual dysfunction, alternatives to hormone replacement, selective estrogen receptor modulators, and osteoporosis prevention and treatment options.
Dr. Pinkerton serves as president of the board of trustees for the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for the 2008-2009 term. She is Scientific Chair for the 2008 NAMS Annual Meeting and past president of its professional education committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, the American Medical Women's Association and a board member of HealthyWomen. Dr. Pinkerton is active in the school of medicine and university committees; she has served as a planning member for the Virginia Government Women's Health Initiative annual conference for many years. Dr. Pinkerton has developed and moderated the highly popular UVA Women's Health Festival. She is frequently asked to speak throughout the country as well as internationally on hormone therapy, osteoporosis, novel technologies, abnormal uterine bleeding, and alternatives to estrogen.
Dr. Pinkerton has been recognized as top of the BEST DOCTORs in America for 2007-2008 and has received the American Library Association Award for her book Understanding Midlife Health. The Midlife Health Center has been recognized as a top center for clinical trials and as one of the top 10 women's centers in the country by Self magazine.