News Release

Monday, January 13, 2014

Contact: Sharon Cindrich, 668-7028

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins CHKD Surgical Group


NORFOLK, VA –- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Peeler as medical director of its cardiac surgery program. As part of CHKD’s comprehensive pediatric cardiac center, Dr. Peeler will perform a full spectrum of pediatric cardiothoracic procedures on children born with complex cardiac defects.

Nationally-recognized as an expert in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Peeler received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Peeler continued his training with a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.  He completed a third fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University. Dr. Peeler is board-certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

As the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia, CHKD serves the medical and surgical needs of a region with more than 450,000 children, including greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Learn more at

To reach Dr. Peeler, please call (757) 668-8850.