Dr. Richard Scott Thornton, M.D., FACOG

Dr. Thornton is a published author and an expert in the field of gynecology. Dr. Thornton graduated from the University of Vermont in 1975.  He was granted a Bachelor of Science degree, Suma Cum Laude.  While there, he acquired special student research honors in conjunction with the University of Vermont Medical School.  Dr. Thornton received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1979.  He then completed an internship and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, one of the area’s premier medical institutions.  While there, he served as an Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology for the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  While serving in that position, he was awarded the University of Pennsylvania Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Award.

Since his residency, Dr. Thornton has maintained a very successful private practice in obstetrics and gynecology.  The last twenty years have been devoted to gynecology alone.  His major hospital affiliation is with Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, located in Meadowbrook, Pa. (just outside Philadelphia).  During the years 1989-1991, he served as the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and he is currently Chairman of the Cancer Committee. Dr. Thornton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Temple University. He is the Director of New Horizons Menopause Center.

Dr. Thornton’s memberships in medical societies include:

*        Fellow, The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

*        The North American Menopause Society

*        The Thomas Bond Society

He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Dr. Thornton is committed to community education.  He has conducted numerous health seminars for Holy Redeemer Hospital and is the creator of Women’s Health Seminars, a dynamic organization dedicated to the education of women.

                 Dr. Thornton remains current in the ever-changing world of gynecology.  He regularly attends conferences, reviews the current literature, and subscribes to computer services in order to remain up to date.  This base of knowledge, and his years of experience with patients, provides him with the requisite insight for Ask Your Gynecologist. In addition to the first edition of Ask Your Gynecologist (Houghton Mifflin), Dr. Thornton has also published Inclusive Christianity:  A Progressive Look at Faith (Hope Publishing) and produced a comedy CD, Gynecology Unplugged.


Dr. Kathleen Ann Schramm, M.D.

Dr. Schramm graduated from Albright College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  She then proceeded to the Medical College of Pennsylvania where she earned her medical degree and completed a residency in psychiatry.  She finished her formal education with a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  During her fellowship she was granted the honor of serving as Chief Resident.  Other honors bestowed on Dr. Schramm during her training include the Winifred B. Stewart Memorial Prize for excellence in psychiatry and the Medical College of Pennsylvania’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

After her fellowship, Dr. Schramm remained at the Medical College of Pennsylvania serving as a Director in many different areas including the Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit and the Partial Hospitalization Program.  She also served as Director of the Child and Adolescent Residency Training Program.  Dr. Schramm was the Program Director for the Women’s Counseling Program at Horsham Clinic in 1993 and 1994.  More recently, she has focused on her thriving private practice in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry in Southampton, Pennsylvania. Prestigious institutions like the National Alliance of Mental Health solicit her knowledge and teaching expertise for their members.

Dr. Schramm is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Her professional memberships include:

*        American Psychiatry Association.

*        Pennsylvania Medical Society.

*        American Academy of Child Psychiatry.

Beyond her allopathic training in medicine, Dr. Schramm has developed expertise in integrative medicine, studying holistic approaches. The multiple roles of female physician, psychiatrist,and wife of a gynecologist (She is married to Dr. Thornton) provide Dr. Schramm with a unique perspective on the physical and emotional difficulties women face in gynecology. Her collaboration with Dr. Thornton elevates Ask Your Gynecologist beyond the usual, endowing it with extraordinary insight and compassion.