Wilson File, MD

"CHKD is committed to providing the type of comprehensive multidisciplinary care that is required for families with pediatric cancer and to training the next generation of pediatric healthcare providers."

Dr. Wilson File

(757) 668-7243
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Education

Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Fellowship: Children's Medical Center of Dallas

Bio

A native of South Carolina, Dr. File attended medical school at the University of South Carolina and completed his pediatrics residency at CHKD, where he decided on a career in pediatric hematology/oncology.

He completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.  During his fellowship, he became interested in graduate medical education with a special interest in healthcare communication training and completed a Masters in Medical Education through the University of New England.

After completing his fellowship, he returned to South Carolina where he practiced as a member of the Bi-Lo Charities Children’s Cancer Center.

He returned to CHKD in 2015 to help provide advance cancer treatments to the families of the Hampton Roads area and to continue his interest in medical education.  He is heavily involved in resident, medical student and nursing education at CHKD and is the director of education for EdMarc Children Hospice Services. He is also the physician leader for CHKD Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care®.

Clinical Interests
  • General pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Wilms Tumor/hepatoblastoma
  • Cancer genetics
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Cancer survivorship
Community Involvement

Dr. File and his family are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

  • St. Baldrick Foundation
  • Victory Junction Gang Camp
  • Camp Esperanza
  • Camp Courage 
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2017
  • Children's Cancer Fund of Dallas Grant Recipient
  • UT Academy of Health Science Education Small Grant Recipient
  • Rubio/Koehl Resident Teaching Award (CHKD, 2010)
  • Outstanding First Year Resident Award (CHKD, 2008)
  • Saunders Humanism Honor Society (University of South Carolina SOM, 2007)
Publications

File, W; Bylund, CL; Kesselheim, J; Leonard, D; Leavey, P. Do pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) fellows receive communication training? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 March 61 (3): 502-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24742.

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