Whether a routine OB/GYN visit or a more complex patient case, Dr. Myrlene Jeudy’s approach is the same: Listen, and allow individuals to be heard. Most of Dr. Jeudy’s time is spent treating people of all ages as a board-certified OB/GYN. Every day and patient is different: she may see a pregnant person, perform an operation, treat periods and menopausal concerns, or help with family planning. Dr. Jeudy returned to VCU Health in 2021 after a brief time in Georgia. In her role as a professor in the VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she teaches and trains future OB/GYNs to carry on her work. Dr. Jeudy was first introduced to the field of obstetrics and gynecology in Cameroon, Africa. There, she worked with an OB/GYN at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaoundé. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Jeudy has specialized training in cancer genetics and breast health, and treats women who are at an elevated risk of breast or ovarian cancer. That includes discovering harmful variants of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which put women at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers. For those women who are diagnosed with cancer, she works closely with oncologists and cancer specialists to ease the gynecologic side effects of treatment, including safety of pregnancy, hormonal therapies, chemotherapy or treatment-induced menopause, vaginal dryness, sexual dysfunction, and surgeries.