Your Care Team_Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center_CHKD_Norfolk, Virginia

Your CHKD Care Team

(757) 668-7243
The expertise of our team is why CHKD has become a respected leader in the treatment of children with cancer, sickle cell disease, coagulation disorders and general blood disorders. These medical professionals know that children are not small adults and they are highly experienced in offering compassion, easing pain, and calming fears -- both yours and your child's.

Art/Music Therapy

Art and music therapists help children coping with cancer and blood disorders by providing opportunities for expression and relaxation.

Bereavement Group

Bereavement groups offer an opportunity to share experiences and feelings associated with loss. This group meets at night every other month and is open to all families who have had a child or friend die.

Chaplains

Chaplains attend to the spiritual needs of patients and their families, offering pastoral care in the context of respect for the family's religious and cultural traditions. Learn more.

Child Life Specialists

Child life specialists reduce anxiety and fear through play, learning, self-expression and interacting with other children. They also help patients and families maintain normal routines. Learn more.

Dietitians

The nutrition services department offers individuals nutrition counseling and assessment for children with cancer and blood disorders. Dietitians help with food recommendations, weight management and supplementations.

Education Specialists

Education specialists provide instructional sessions during hospitalizations and coordinate the delivery of school services in patients' homes. When a child is ready to return to school, they help coordinate the process by making school visits and meeting with teachers, classes and principals necessary. Learn more.

Nurses

Our nurses are specially trained to provide care to children receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders. Our nurses understand the special needs of the patients and families. They provide an invaluable resource for patients and their families during clinic visits, inpatient stays, and by phone.

Parent Support Group

Connections with other parents whose children are being treated can help families deal with the physical and emotional impact of a diagnosis.

Pet Therapy

Sometimes, the quiet comfort provided by a furry friend can calm nerves and distract a child from medical treatments. Our Buddy Brigade visits patients in clinic and throughout the hospital. Learn more.

Pharmacy

Specialized pharmacists dedicated solely to hematology/oncology work in a pharmacy located in the clinic to provide individualized treatment with complex medications.

Physicians

With extensive expertise treating pediatric cancer and blood disorders, our team of doctors brings decades of experience to patients with a dedication that includes participation in research, implementation of innovative therapies and cutting-edge treatment protocols for patients. Meet our physicians and learn more.

Research Office

The dedicated hematology and oncology research office consists of specialized clinical research nurses and research associates who work closely with your medical team to offer state-of-the-art clinical research to patients and families.

Social Workers

Social workers help patients and their families with their psychological and psychosocial needs. They provide crisi intervention, counseling, advocacy, and referral to community resources. Learn more.

(757) 668-7243