Craig Derkay

"I came to Hampton Roads with my wife in 1989 to become the first pediatric otolaryngologist at CHKD and to raise our family. I love working with the dedicated employees that make CHKD great!"

Dr. Craig Derkay

(757) 668-9373

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center

Dr. Craig Derkay is president of the EVMS Faculty Senate as well as the Tidewater Pediatric Society and past-president of the Tidewater Otolaryngology and Opthalmology Society. He has been part of the leadership team at CHKD for many years as a member of the Medical Executive committee, Surgical Authorities committee, Medical Directors, Division Directors and various task forces. Dr. Derkay has written 127 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 33 book chapters. He and his wife, Dr. Kris Kennedy, have two adult children, daughter Alex and son Andy.
Clinical Interests
Otitis media; diseases of the tonsil and ddenoids; pediatric neck masses; congenital and acquired airway stenosis; rhinosinusitis; voice disorders.
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
  • Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award for Mentorship
  • Sylvan Stool Lifetime Acheivement Award in Teaching
  • Robert Ruben Lifetime Acheivement Award in Research
  • Best Doctor's list every year since inception
Research Areas
Recurrent respiratory papillomas; otitis media; obstructive sleep disorders; development of new surgical tools.
Community Involvement and Memberships
President of American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; President Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children; Chair, American College of Surgeons Otolaryngology Advisory Board, President, Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Vice-Chairman, Dept Otolaryngology EVMS; Senior Examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology, Associate Editor (pediatrics), Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery Journal; President TPS, President EVMS Faculty Senate.

(757) 668-9373

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