Dr. Craig Derkay

(757) 668-9373
Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center


Dr. Derkay is the director of pediatric otolaryngology at CHKD as well as the Fine-endowed professor and vice-chair of otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

In his 30th year a CHKD, he has been part of the leadership team at CHKD for many years as a member of the Medical Executive committee, Surgical Authorities committee, Medical Directors, Division Directors and various task forces.

Dr. Derkay has written 127 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 33 book chapters. He and his wife, Dr. Kris Kennedy, have two adult children, daughter Alex and son Andy.

Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award for Mentorship
  • Sylvan Stool Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching
  • Robert Ruben Lifetime Achievement Award in Research
  • Best Doctor's list every year since inception
Research Areas
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomas
  • Otitis media
  • Obstructive sleep disorders
  • Development of new surgical tools
Community Involvement and Memberships
  • President of American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • President Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • Chair, American College of Surgeons Otolaryngology Advisory Board
  • President, Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Vice-Chairman, Dept. of  Otolaryngology EVMS
  • Senior Examiner, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Associate Editor (pediatrics), Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery Journal
  • President TPS
  • President EVMS Faculty Senate
  • Dr. Derkay's published research can be viewed at PubMed
A Note from Dr. Derkay

"I came to Hampton Roads with my wife in 1989 to become the first pediatric otolaryngologist at CHKD and to raise our family. I love working with the dedicated employees that make CHKD great!" 

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