Dr. Jamil Khan

(757) 668-7456
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency: University of Virginia Medical Center

Fellowship: University of North Carolina Hospitals


As a clinically focused neonatologist, Dr. Khan has always been interested in ways to improve care of the babies in the NICU, and after their NICU stay. Surfactant was still an experimental drug when he arrived at CHKD in 1988. Dr. Khan championed CHKD's participation in a "late Phase 3" trial that allowed CHKD to treat over 100 babies who otherwise could not have received this life-saving medicine. Dr. Khan also assumed the role of the director of the neonatal follow-up clinic and with a dedicated team was able to expand the clinic, taking it "on the road" to the Eastern Shore twice a year.

Dr. Khan has been drawn to looking at the complex issues of how doctors and nurses and parents make difficult decisions in the NICU, and in the delivery room, especially with extremely premature babies. He has been on the CHKD bioethics advisory committee for over 20 years and has sought extra training in ethical issues.

Research Areas
  • Treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Factors leading to development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Hampton Roads "Super Doctors" 2011
Community Involvement
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (Member Sections of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Bioethics)
  • Vice President, Children's Specialty Group
  • Director of Neonatal Medicine, Children's Specialty Group
  • Past Chief of Clinical Department of Pediatrics, CHKD
  • Past President, Virginia Perinatal Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
A Note From Dr. Khan

"Since my arrival in 1988, I have seen tremendous growth in our neonatal intensive care unit and the entire hospital. At the same time, CHKD still has a great 'family feel' to it. It's still all about the kids!"

EN Kraybill, DK Runyan, CL Bose, JH Khan: Risk Factors for Chronic Lung Disease in Infant with Birth Weights 751-1000 Grams. Journal of Pediatrics, 115:115-120, 1989.

JH Khan: Surfactant Replacement Therapy. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Proceedings, June, 1990.

J Chan, M Kelley, J Khan: The Effects of a Pressure Relief Mattress on Postnatal Head Molding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Neonatal Network, 12:19-22, 1993.

J Khan, T Bass, B Wood, J Cawthorn: Neonatal Apnea in Term Infants Associated with Heavy Maternal Smoking. Neonatal Intensive Care, July,1994.

J Khan, A Wagner, G Green: Retinopathy of Prematurity: New Treatments for the New Epidemic. Virginia Medical Quarterly, Fall, 1994.

JS Chan, ML Kelley, J Khan: Predictors of Postnatal Head Molding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Neonatal Network, 14:47-52, 1995.

JL McMurray, M Jones, JH Khan: Cerebral Palsy and the NICU Graduate. Neonatal Network 21:53-57, February 2002.
Outerbridge, EW, Khan, JH, Coates AW: Pulmonary Outcome and Followup, in Assisted Ventilation of the Newborn, Third edition (JP Goldsmith and EH Karotkin eds) W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1995.

Khan, JH, Karotkin, EH: Neonatal Resuscitation: Special Circumstances, in Manual of Obstetrics: Diagnosis and Therapy, Sixth edition (Arthur T. Evans editor) Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 2000.

Green, GA, Khan JH: Care of the High-Risk Neonate, in Conn's Current Therapy 1996 edition, W.B. Sanders Company, Philadelphia.