"Tidewater Virginia is a great place to call home. Grandchildren love to visit me. No matter what the season, we can have fun! To have all that southeastern Virginia offers and be a part of the only free-standing hospital in the state dedicated to the care of children is a dream come true."
Dr. Deena S. Obrokta
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Sparrow Hospital
Having been a dental hygienist for 20 years, Dr. Obrokta felt a career change would be an adventure! She had experience raising two sons (team mother, den mother, PTA, Sunday School Teacher, etc.) then, of course, grandmother. These paths led her to the field of pediatrics and CHKD.
Dr. Obrokta’s osteopathic training enhances her emphasis on wellness, immunizations, and breastfeeding.
Honors & Awards
- Preceptor Award, WV SOM (2012)
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010-2011)
- Patients' Choice Award (2008-2011)
Community Involvement and Memberships
- Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
- Newport News Healthy Families
- P.O.R.T. Volunteer
- JCC/York Family Focus Advisory Board
- Lackey Free Clinic