News Release

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, 668-7554 Greg.Raver-Lampman@chkd.org

Dr. Michele Lombardo joins CHKD pediatric surgery team

Hampton Roads, VA -- Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Michele Lombardo, a graduate of Boston University’s Medical School, is joining CHKD’s pediatric surgery team, the region's only general surgical practice exclusively dedicated to the surgical care of children.

Dr. Lombardo, who has numerous publications and teaching awards, was an instructor for the Brown University School of Medicine before she came to CHKD.

Dr. Lombardo joins a five-member general pediatric surgery team that has developed a worldwide reputation for innovative minimally-invasive surgical techniques.  The practice’s minimally-invasive techniques to correct the chest wall deformities pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum have drawn hundreds of surgeons from around the world to CHKD for surgical training.

CHKD’s surgeons perform inpatient and outpatient surgery at CHKD and outpatient surgery at the Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point in Newport News and at the Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne in Virginia Beach.  To make an appointment or schedule a consultation, call (757) 668-7703.

CHKD is the only freestanding children’s 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. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout the region.