News Release

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7424

Surgeons, physicians join CHKD Health System surgical and medical practices

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—The following surgeons recently joined CHKD Surgical Group practices:

  • Petr Ruzicka, M.D., has joined CHKD Surgical Group’s neurosurgery practice in Norfolk. Dr. Ruzicka graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residencies in general surgery at the University of Hawaii and neurological surgery/pediatric neurological surgery at the University of Minnesota. He came to CHKD from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., where he served as chief of pediatric neurological surgery and associate professor of surgery.
  • George Hoerr, M.D. has joined CHKD Surgical Group’s plastic surgery practice in Norfolk. Dr. Hoerr graduated from Columbia Medical School, University of Missouri, and completed residencies in general surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, plastic surgery at the University of California, Irvine, and pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Southern California Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He came to CHKD from a private practice in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The following physicians recently joined CHKD Medical Group practices:

  • Kelly Wright, M.D., has joined Pediatric Specialists, which has locations in Norfolk and Chesapeake. Dr. Wright completed her pediatric residency at CHKD/EVMS, where she served as chief resident.
  • Latricia Baker, M.D., has joined Tidewater Children’s Associates, which has locations in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Suffolk. Dr. Baker completed her pediatric residency at CHKD/EVMS.
  • Kathryn Edwards-Bouwer, M.D., and Erica Pelletier, M.D. have joined Suffolk Pediatrics. Dr. Edwards-Bouwer and Dr. Pelletier both completed their pediatric residency at CHKD/EVMS.
  • Christie Dry, M.D., has joined Pediatric Associates of Williamsburg. Dr. Dry completed her pediatric residency at CHKD/EVMS.
  • Lori Bini, M.D., has joined Newport News Pediatrics. Dr. Bini completed her pediatric residency at CHKD/EVMS.
  • Lewis Curd, M.D., and Lea Thomas, M.D., moved from CHKD’s General Pediatrics practice in Norfolk to Newport News Pediatrics.