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CHKD Welcomes Infectious Disease Specialist

Elizabeth Earley: or (757) 668-9049

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – CHKD is pleased to welcome Dr. Parvathi Kumar to our team of infectious disease specialists.

Dr. Kumar received her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, in India. She did her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at CHKD.

Dr. Kumar trained in India and brings experience in infectious diseases frequently seen in tropical countries and developing nations.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kumar.

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CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. In 2019, CHKD broke ground on a 60-bed, 14-story mental health hospital and outpatient center on its campus to address the mental health crisis facing our youth. The new tower being built on CHKD’s campus in Norfolk is scheduled to open in 2022. Learn more at