Megan B. Shannon, MD joined Virginia Women’s Center in 2018 and practices at our Short Pump, Mechanicsville and Midlothian locations. As a Urogynecologist, Dr. Shannon has been specialty trained in medical and surgical options for women with pelvic floor disorders. She recognizes many women are hesitant to talk about pelvic pain, bladder, bowel or prolapse issues and as a result, they suffer in silence. Dr. Shannon wants her patients to know that these are very common issues women—of all ages—face. And, since many of these issues impact intimacy and the entire pelvic region, it’s important to get care as soon as possible.

Dr. Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and her Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University as well. It was in medical school she realized that she felt most energized when taking care of women on her OBGYN rotation. She completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. During residency, she spent extra time studying urogynecology and realized that this subspecialty allowed her to truly connect with patients about common issues with bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. She decided to dedicate her career to these women and completed her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, IL.

Always wanting to learn and explore, Dr. Shannon, a native of Napa, left her entire family and made the move to the east coast for college. She and her husband enjoyed Richmond during her residency (her husband is a University of Richmond Law School graduate), and are thrilled to return. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Shannon spends her time with her husband, son, daughter, and their two dogs. They thoroughly enjoy Richmond’s outdoor life and fantastic restaurant scene.

Board Certification

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
  • Urology



Loyola University Hospital
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Hines, IL


Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Richmond, VA

Medical School

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Undergraduate School

Wake Forest University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Associations

American Urogynecologic Society
American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology