Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care
Bradley Bishop, MD
Omar Blanco, MD
Kellease Brown, MD
James Burhop, DO
Mark Cartoski, MD
Joel Clingenpeel, MD
Noelle Gabriel, MD
Jennifer Galiotos, MD
Kathleen Garland, MD
Sandip Godambe, MD
Theresa Guins, MD
Andrea Hornbuckle, MD
Michelle Hughes, DO
Rupa Kapoor, MD
Connie Ketten, MD
Susan Lamb, MD
Jon D. Mason, MD
Jennifer McCarthy, MD
Jill Miller, MD
Stephen Miller III, MD
Alison Ohana, MD
Kelli Petronis, MD
Michael Poirier, MD
Faiqa Qureshi, MD
Dana Ramirez, MD
Lisa Remaklus, MD
Rosemarie Santos, MD
Suzanne Sartori, MD
James Schmidt, MD
Kim Schock, MD
Gretchen Stepanovich, MD
Kelly Vokoun, MD
Nicholas White, MD
Kellie Williams, MD

Pediatric emergency specialists at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters provide care to acutely ill or injured children at CHKD's Emergency Center, the region's only emergency facility just for children. The Emergency Center is located at CHKD.

More than 40,000 children come to CHKD's Emergency Center for care each year. Many of those are transferred from other area emergency rooms because they need immediate attention from CHKD's pediatric medical and surgical specialists. To ensure the safe transfer of these patients, the center works closely with CHKD's Transport Team.

CHKD's emergency physicians also collaborate with the region's level I trauma center next door at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where children who are critically injured in accidents are often cared for before they come to CHKD. The division has an ACGME accredited and very active pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program which accepts two fellows per year. The division also sponsors fellowships in International Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Simulation in Medical Education.

What types of conditions do you treat?

The emergency physicians who work at CHKD are experts at handling the problems that commonly send children to the emergency department. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

What types of services do you offer?

Children who come to CHKD's Emergency Center are cared for by a wide-range of specialists - pediatricians, nurses and technicians - trained to understand and meet the unique needs of children. Our medical equipment is child-sized and our facility is warm and child-friendly to help ease children's fear and discomfort. Among the services we offer are the following:

  • X-ray
  • Lab tests
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Casting
  • Sutures
  • "Fast Track" care for non-emergencies
  • Child life therapy
  • Observation beds
  • Consultation with pediatric sub-specialists

Does your staff have special training?

All of our physicians are board certified in pediatrics and most carry a second board-certification in pediatric emergency medicine. They are assisted by nurses and various technical and office personnel, all of whom are trained to care for children.