Dr. Kent Reifschneider

(757) 668-7237
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Endocrinology


Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Residency: Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Dr. Reifschneider is a fellowship-trained pediatric endocrinologist, an associate professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a national advocate in the areas of diabetes and health awareness. He also serves as CHKD's medical director of nutrition services and chairs the nutrition subcommittee.

Active with the Pediatric Endocrine Society as co-chair of the practice management committee, Dr. Reifschneider is tasked with providing strategies, tools and information needed to facilitate the office management and practice of pediatric endocrinology and is solely responsible for educating society board members on initiatives to create a national quality improvement registry for Type-1 Diabetes.

Dr. Reifschneider has also been involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, helping identify outcome measurements and definitions to improve research, quality of care, and to establish clinical criteria that are accepted by U.S. payers incorporating technology and future treatment tools.

Dr. Reifschneider is also a board member of the Human Growth Foundation, promoting awareness, education and research support related to growth disorders.

Regionally, he has organized the most recent meetings of the Virginia Pediatric Endocrine Society, improving communication and collaborative patient care among providers, and has arranged presentations and speakers from within and beyond the state.

Clinical Interests
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
  • Growth abnormalities
  • Diabetes
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Top Doctors of Hampton Roads 2013
  • Invited guest speaker to several conferences in the Virginia and throughout the Southeast
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer with numerous events relating to diabetes and health awareness
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society (co-chair, practice management committee)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Human Growth Foundation
A Note From Dr. Reifschneider

"Endocrinology encompasses a mixture of physiology, mathematics and a love for medical mystery combined with an emphasis on health while appreciating the complexity of the human body."

  • Kevin C.J. Yuen, Brent E. Masel, Kent L. Reifschneider, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Randall J. Urban, Richard B. Pyles. Alterations of the GH/IGF-I Axis and Gut Microbiome after Traumatic Brain Inju- ry: A New Clinical Syndrome? J Clin Endocrinol Metab, September 2020, 105(9):1–11 
  • ADA Consensus Report (reserved) - Standardizing Clinically Meaningful Outcome Measures Beyond HbA1c for Type 1 Diabetes: A Consensus Statement of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Pediatric Endocrine Society (Reifschneider KL, Weinzimer, S and Rubin, K) and the T1D Exchange. Diabetes Care. October 2017
  • Reifschneider KL, Auble BA, Rose SR. Update of Endocrine Dysfunction following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.  Journal of Clinical Medicine July 2015, (4) 1536-156
  • Virginia Pediatrics, Update on vitamin D and optimizing bone health in infants, children and adolescents, Spring 2011
  • Traumatic brain injury in children: Endocrine sequelae. Anne-Marie D Kaulfers, MD, Samantha Blum, RN, Philippe F Backeljauw, MD, Linda Michaud, MD, Moshe Weiss, MD, Kent Reifschneider, MD, Susan R Rose, MD: Journal of Pediatrics, Dec 2010
  • Virginia Pediatrics, Article addressing late effects clinic: Endocrinological follow-up for childhood cancer survivors. Summer 2010
  • Prevalence of adrenal insufficiency following systemic glucocorticoid therapy in infants with hemangiomas. Lomenick JP, Reifschneider KL, Lucky AW, et al. Arch of Dermatology 2009 vol.145(3): 262-66 with valuable editorial pages 319-20
  • FOCUS on Pediatrics, Greenville Hospital System Medical News Letter. Article informing primary pediatricians regarding endocrine related signs and symptoms following treatment in cancer survivors. June 2008