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Richard Marvel, MD

Richard Marvel

Richard Marvel, MD

Accepts New Patients

Offers Virtual Visits


Annapolis Office

130 Lubrano Drive
Suite 111
Annapolis, MD 21401

Accepts New Patients

Offers Virtual Visits



“I have dedicated my practice for over 15 years to the evaluation and management of women with chronic pelvic and vulvar pain. The key to success is listening to the patient tell her story. We do a comprehensive evaluation of the patient using their available old records, imaging reports, and other results, with a comprehensive history and physical exam to determine the nature and components of the pain problem. We outline an interdisciplinary treatment program to allow the patient to improve over time. We treat the entire patient not just a lab, or imaging study. With perseverance, more than 90% of our patients can achieve a state where pain is no longer a big factor in their life. We are able to provide minimally invasive treatments in this management. The vast majority of our surgical procedures are done laparoscopically to allow patients to recover more quickly and return to their normal life.”

Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise


Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Pelvic Pain


Hahnemann University Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Philadelphia, PA

Medical School
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Undergraduate School
Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Baltimore, MD

Affiliated Hospitals

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Professional Associations

International Pelvic Pain Society
1996 – Present

American Association for Gynecologic Surgery
1992 – Present


  1. “The EVA (Evidence –Based Vulvodynia Assessment) Project. A National Registry for the Study of Vulvodynia” Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 60.5 (2015): 223-35. NCBI Link: 26126308.
  2. “Antiproliferative factor, heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor, and epidermal growth factor: sensitive and specific urine markers for interstitial cystitis” Urology. (2001).
  3. “Pudendal Neuralgia: Making Sense of a Complex Condition.” Springer Science. (2018).

Academic Appointment

Assistant Prof, University of Maryland
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
1997 – 2003

Hahnemann University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
1993 – 1997

Personal Interests

Dr. Marvel enjoys spending time with friends and family in the Annapolis area. He is interested in boating, sports, and quiet time on the water. He is a sponsor for midshipmen at the Naval academy, so they can have a home away from home.

Awards and Honors

Teacher of the year Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Greater Baltimore Medical Center 2007-2008

Teacher of the Year Hahnemann University Hospital 1994-1995

Leadership Positions/Committee Work/Advisory Positions

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Director, Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and pelvic pain
2011 – Present

International Pelvic Pain Society
Board of Directors and Past President

Pudendal Neuralgia Society
Member, Board of Directors

Service/Volunteer Work

Pudendal Neuralgia Association, Co-Founder, Board of Directors; Mission is to educate physicians and patients on pudendal neuralgia. He has organized and supported several educational activities and CME meetings.


Richard P. Marvel, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he graduated with honors. He attended the West Virginia School of Medicine and did his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. Over the past 20 years, he has been an attending physician at Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania, the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, and a part-time faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While an Assistant Professor at these institutions he developed an interest and expertise in the evaluation and management of women with chronic pelvic pain and advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic surgery. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Pelvic Pain Society, is a past President, and currently is on the advisory board. He has authored multiple articles and book chapters dealing with many aspects of gynecology and pelvic pain. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

He has been directly involved in research and was a member of the Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Trials Group, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the National Vulvodynia Registry, a multicenter trial enrolling patients with vulvar pain disorders.

Dr. Marvel is currently in private practice in Annapolis where he has developed the Center for Pelvic Pain at AAMC. He is Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis Maryland. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to chronic pelvic pain working closely with physical therapists, psychologists, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists, general surgeons, and peripheral nerve surgeons, to coordinate a multidisciplinary management of women with pelvic pain. Over 90% of his practice is devoted to managing women with chronic pelvic pain, vulvar pain, and dyspareunia. He is an accomplished laparoscopic surgeon and has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of endometriosis and other causes of pelvic pain. Over the past 10 years, he has developed an interest in peripheral nerve causes of pelvic pain and is one of the few surgeons in the United States that performs pudendal, obturator and abdominal wall nerve decompression procedures. He is one of the few clinicians that offer pudendal neuromodulation for the treatment of pudendal neuralgia, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and vulvodynia.