Siobhan Dunnavant is a native Virginian and the daughter of a career Naval officer. She is a well-respected OB-GYN who has been recognized as one of the region’s “Top Docs” by Richmond Magazine. Siobhan (a popular Irish name pronounced Shah-VON) is currently serving in her first term in the Virginia Senate and, as a newcomer to public office, she brings a fresh perspective to some of the most important challenges facing Virginia.
Siobhan has delivered over 2000 babies in the last 16 years of private practice and served the practice as chief operating officer. She has been involved in patient safety, medical leadership and patient care innovation including as OB-GYN department chair, a Trustee on the hospital board, Medical Society of Virginia Board, the Virginia center for Health Care Innovation and the Virginia Board of Medicine.
In 2007 Siobhan worked to start a second innovative, small business – OB Hospitalists, a healthcare company that provides physician staffing for in hospital OB-GYN services. A free market solution that improves patient care quality and safety, reduces malpractice risk, improves doctor and nurse job satisfaction and helps increase market share for hospitals.
Dr. Siobhan Dunnavant MD is a free-market, limited-government conservative with first hand experience in the challenges and economics of healthcare. Her experience as a practicing physician and as a small business owner has provided a deep appreciation for the challenges created by an ever growing government. She believes decisions at the state level could benefit from analytical clinical discernment, private sector innovation and business common sense.
Married for 28 years Siobhan and her husband, Lloyd, have four children, all of whom were educated in Virginia’s public schools and Virginia Universities. The Dunnavants are active members of Saint Bridget Catholic Church.
Inspired by her family’s deep ties to our military and a commitment to duty and service, Siobhan worked with her hospital system to launch “Patriot Babies.” The program allows deployed military dads around the world to be present via secure video link during the birth of their children.
As a Board Member and volunteer at Little Sisters of the Poor Home home for the elderly in Henrico, Siobhan worked to start “Thrifty Sisters,” a volunteer-run thrift store that has resulted in significant new financial support for the Sister’s mission.
A long-time pro-life advocate, Siobhan has testified before the General Assembly on pro-life legislation, and was an early supporter of the East End Pregnancy Test and Help Center that offers alternatives to abortion.