Richard Thigpen, MD, FACOG, is a Board–Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist who joined Baby and Company in February 2019. Originally from Chicago, he attended Fisk University in Nashville, where he graduated with a degree in Physics. He attended Medical School at the University of Michigan Medical School, and served as Chief Resident in the OB/Gyn residency program at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. Prior to Joining Baby and Company, he worked in private practice in Knoxville, TN, and as a clinical instructor at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Dr. Thigpen enjoys teaching and credits his time as a high school science teacher in Nashville with helping to foster this passion. His clinical interests are minimally invasive surgery, infertility, contraception, external cephalic versions, and vaginal birth after c-section.
Dr. Thigpen is married and the father of 3 children, Richard, Pierce and Elle. In his free time, he coaches youth football.