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Maripaz Morales, MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
      • Asthma

      • Primary immunodeficiencies

      • Allergic disorders

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.668.7000

    • Office Location:
    • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • University of Santo Tomas

    • Residency:
    • Brooklyn Hospital Center

    • Fellowship(s):
    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Board Certification(s):
    • American Board of Allergy & Immunology

      American Board of Pediatrics

    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
      • Asthma pathophysiology, inflammation and adherence to therapy
      • Allergic disorders including immediate and delayed food reactions
      • Delayed hypersensitivity reactions/metal allergy
    • Primary Specialty:
    • Allergy/Immunology

    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • Dr. Morales first discovered Hampton Roads in the 1990's when she was a pediatric resident in New York. She had family here, loved the area’s rich cultural diversity and heard wonderful things about CHKD. She hoped this would be the place she would one day settle.

      Now, 20 years later, she feels fortunate to have accomplished that goal.


  • Johnson, JBS; Cronin, J ,Morales M and Hogan A. - Reliability of food specific serum IgE values in determining outcomes of oral food challenge (presented at poster session, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 19th Annual Research Day, October 5, 2007, Norfolk,VA

  • Garvin A, Sendon, C, Mcguire E, Chocano J and Morales M. - Clinical characteristics in difficult to control pediatric asthma patients in a tertiary pediatric subspecialty clinic (presented at the CHKD summer scholar scientific paper presentation, July 2009, Norfolk,VA, presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, poster presentation Feb 2010, New Orleans, LA, poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, Canada, May 2010

  • Kotini, P.; Werner A. and Morales M. Case Presentation of Heiner’s Syndrome. Presented as poster in Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters Annual Pediatric Research Day Norfolk, VA June 2010. Poster presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Phoenix, AZ November 11-16 2010. Published on Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology November 2010 Vol 105 Number 5 Supplement 1 page A28.

  • Patel,J, Cavero V.,Perkins A.M. and Morales M. - Evaluation of a medication adherence estimator survey compared to exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels and asthma control test in difficult to treat/severe pediatric asthma patients (presented at CHKD Annual Pediatric Research Day, Norfolk, VA, June 2013. Accepted for poster presentation at Eastern Virginia Medical School Research Day on October 2013.

Community Involvement

  • Allergy/immunology attending and faculty at EVMS with responsibilities in teaching and training students and residents in the field of allergy/immunology

  • Several research projects with medical students and pediatric residents presented in local and national medical meetings

  • Member of Minority Student Affairs committee at Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Member of CSG (Children's Specialty Group) Hospital Gift Giving committee

  • Member of CHKD Asthma Coalition