News Release

Friday, February 13, 2009

Contact: Ridgely Ingersoll, (757) 668-9087

New Neurosurgeon joins CHKD Surgical Group

Norfolk, VA - Neurosurgeon John K. Birknes, MD, has joined CHKD’s neurosurgery practice from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery. He was previously at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he completed an internship and residency in neurosurgery. His medical degree is from Jefferson Medical College.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Founded in 1961, the not-for-profit hospital provides care to more than 160,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions.