Dr. William Owen

(757) 668-7243
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Residency: Children's National Medical Center

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center


Dr. Owen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in zoology and psychology, and he remains an avid Tar Heel fan. 

He has served as the leader in the development of several clinical programs at CHKD, including the peripheral stem cell transplantation and comprehensive sickle cell programs.  He has also served in various roles on regional, state and national committees ranging from chairman of the Eastern Virginia Medical School admissions committee to a participant on the sickle cell disease expert panel for development of quality of care indicators at Boston University.

Clinical Interests
  • General pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Leukemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Immunological diseases which affect the blood and bone marrow
  • Histiocytic diseases
Research Areas
  • Interventions to prevent primary and secondary stroke in sickle cell disease
  • Novel drugs to decrease the complications associated with sickle cell disease
  • Implementation of state-of-the-art medical therapies in underdeveloped countries
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Named as one of the "Top Doctors in Hampton Roads"
Community Involvement

Dr. Owen has a strong interest in global health and has made multiple trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to provide direct health care, to help establish medical screening programs, and to aid in the educational process of local medical providers.


View Dr. Owen's published research at PubMed.

A Note from Dr. Owen

"I am quite fortunate to work in an environment where we can provide state-of-the-art medical care to our patients while at the same time participate in clinical research and education of our future healthcare providers."