Kyzwana Caves, MD

"Being a part of a hospital system focused on children and adolescents is a special experience. CHKD brings together clinicians who value providing youth exceptional care in a collaborative environment."

Dr. Kyzwana Caves

(757) 668-7444
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Education

Medical School: Meharry Medical College

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center

Bio

Originally from Memphis, Dr. Caves recently moved to the Tidewater area after completing her fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She provides compassionate and equitable care to adolescents and young adults.

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and development, both physically and emotionally, and may be a difficult adjustment for youth and their families. Her goals are to provide an inclusive, non-judgmental clinical atmosphere while offering educational and confidential services related to reproductive/sexual and mental health.

Dr. Caves has specialized expertise in managing diverse issues unique to this population; this includes being credentialed as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She enjoys working as a multidisciplinary team member to offer optimal care for each of her patients and their families.

Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • HIV diagnosis, counseling and management
  • HIV/STI prevention and treatment, including Pre- Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • LBGT healthcare
  • Health equity

Research Areas
  • Adolescent medicine
  • HIV Prevention with PrEP
Memberships
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine 
Publications

Caves K, Castel A, Bokor B, Tuchman L, D’Angelo L. A Clinic Based Survey of Urban Youth Knowledge of PrEP Use for HIV Prevention. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. April 2019, 32(2): 24

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