Fidelma Rigby, MD

Dr. Rigby is currently a Professor of OB/GYN with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

She did her undergraduate training at Princeton, and then went on to UVa for medical School and then down to LSU in New Orleans for her OB/GYN Residency and MFM Fellowship training. She has been with VCUHS since 2005 where she is currently Clerkship Director and MIV Director for OB/GYN. She is Medical Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond for the past 10 years. She was selected as a Knight of Malta (a Catholic Service Organization) in 2021.

Over the last 7 years she has become increasingly involved with working to combat Human Trafficking, inspired by Fay Chelmow of ImPact Virginia. With the assistance of Fay Chelmow and Cheryl Bodamer RN they have worked to increase the awareness of and reaction to Human Trafficking in the community and health care settings. Together they have worked to create a network for Human Trafficking Education within the health care system and the community at large. With the help of senior medical students they have established a week long symposium on Human Trafficking at VCUHS which has just finished its fifth year.

Dr. Rigby has done multiple lectures (including Grand Rounds within the medical center and at regional medical centers) as well as presentations to multiple student and community groups across Virginia. VCUs work on Human Trafficking has been presented at multiple national and international conferences and has been published in several peer review journals