Hello! I'm Dr. Becca Joy Chibnall.
I am a wife, a mom of three children, a board certified dermatologist, a physician dedicated to listening to women, and an organic vegetable and fruit gardener/suburban farmer (in that order). I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, but I call St. Louis, MO home now.
I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) in 2007 with a BA in biology and religious studies. I married my wonderful husband in 2008 and then started medical school at Keck School of Medicine - USC in East Los Angeles, CA. I graduated from Keck in 2012 with highest distinction. From there, I completed an internship in general surgery at St. Louis University Hospital and finished my training with dermatology residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in 2016.
I remained on faculty at Wash U until December 2019. There, I built upon my dermatology foundation and developed expertise in women's health and vulvovaginal dermatology. I am passionate about menstrual care practices, menstrual hygiene need, infant diapering practices, and diaper need. During dermatology residency, I had the privilege of training with Dr. Libby Edwards, author of The Genital Dermatology Atlas. She instilled in me invaluable knowledge of vulvar dermatology and fostered my passion for women's health advocacy. As a part of my advocacy work, I am a board member for the non-profit Dignity Period.
My care philosophy is best summarized by Dr. Francis W. Peabody's words:
"Time, sympathy and understanding must be lavishly dispensed, but the reward is to be found in that personal bond which forms the greatest satisfaction of the practice of medicine. One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."