Meet the doctor

Veronica Maria Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG

Ultrasound prenatal diagnosis

Dr. Pimentel is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, fellowship-trained in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  She a practicing physician at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecologist at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

She combines her passion for medicine, health advocacy and social empowerment in her writing.  Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, and KevinMD. com.

Dr. Pimentel is a rising community leader and budding philanthropist.  She is the founder of Cape-Verdean – American Medical Alliance (CV-AMA) and Cape Verdeans to Know (CV2Know).



For speaking engagements, contact Dr. Pimentel via the “Ask Dr. Vero” page or email

Links to Essays, Opinions and Interviews

The “Checklist” That May Save Pregnant Black Women

One Overlooked Detail That Can Could Improve Postpartum Health

What’s in woman physician’s name? A lot

CaboVerde Network

Professional Publications (Selected)

Whiteboard Use in Labor and Delivery: A Tool to Improve Patient Knowledge of the Name of the Delivery Provider and Satisfaction with Care.  Maternal Child Health Journal.  2018 Apr;22(4):565-570.

Prevalence of high-risk cervical human papillomavirus and squamous intraepithelial lesion in Nigeria. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2013 Apr;17(2): 203-209.

More than Interpreters Needed: Specialized Obstetric Care of the Pregnant Immigrant Patient. Obstetrics Gynecology Survey. 2014 Aug;69(8):490-500.

Antenatal Care. In N. Gupta, B. Nelson, J. Kasper, P.L. Hibberd (Ed.). The Mass General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health. Willowick, OH. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.