A Pediatrics resident examines a child.


Working to improve the lives of children through quality care, education, advocacy and research.

A doctor consults with a pediatric patient.

Advancing pediatric healthcare

Pediatrics is committed to improving the lives of all children and their families.

With over 350 full time faculty, we are dedicated to educating the next generation of pediatric leaders, and we share the common vision of safe, quality, integrative patient care and innovative research. 

Our residency

Get comprehensive, hands-on training in more than 25 divisions through our three-year residency program. Our residents gain experience in preventative pediatrics and health maintenance and learn to diagnose and manage acute and chronic illnesses.

Residents train at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia’s only free-standing, full-service children’s hospital and a Level 1 trauma center.

Discover new ways to improve your care as a physician.

Summer Scholars

Conduct and present a research project in our 11-week Summer Scholars program. Your work could be published and presented on the national level.

Our expert faculty mentor and train Summer Scholars in research design, implementation and publication.

Summer Scholars pose for a group photo in the classroom.

CHKD Mental Health Hospital Opens New Facility in 2022

CHKD is expanding its mission to encompass mental health with the addition of a new mental health hospital and outpatient treatment center. The 14-story tower on the Norfolk campus will offer unique features such as indoor and outdoor recreation areas, art and music zones, and education and training rooms as well as room to grow.