Dr. M. Ann Kuhn CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7703
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery


Medical School: Marshall University Edwards School of Medicine

Residency: Ohio State University

Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


M. Ann Kuhn, M.D., is a Board Certified Pediatric and General Surgeon. She graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia. She completed her General Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University and completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at University of Oklahoma. Among those she has completed a trauma/research fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and completed a wound healing research fellowship at the Institute for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Rehabilitation at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida.

Dr. Kuhn joined Children’s Surgical Specialty Group, Inc., in the Department of Pediatric Surgery in 2005 at CHKD with special interests in trauma and burns. She has been responsible for pioneering research developments/collaborations for the trauma program. Dr. Kuhn has helped develop current vascular access infection plans that have been a monumental contribution to her role as medical director of the vascular access team.

Dr. Kuhn is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics in the Department of Surgery and the Vice Chair, Surgery, Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is currently the Medical Director of Trauma Services and Medical Director of Vascular Access at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

Research Areas
  • Trauma
  • Wound healing and tissue regeneration
  • Growth factors
Clinical Interests
  • Trauma
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Biliary disease
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2013-2022
  • Department of Surgery Student Teaching Award - The Ohio State University, 2003
  • Resident of the Year, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2002
  • Grant Morrow III Resident/Fellow Research Prize, 2001
  • Watson Clinic Foundation Award for Scientific Achievement, 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Faculty American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association


  • Dr. Kuhn's published research can be viewed at PubMed

Recent publications 


  1. M. Ann Kuhn, M.D, D Nuss, M.B., Ch.B. Pectus Deformities. In Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery. Springer. 2008.
  2. R. E. Kelly, Jr., M.D, M. Ann Kuhn, M.D. Complications of Thoracic Surgery. Complications in Pediatric Surgery. Informa Healthcare 2009.
  3. R. E. Kelly, Jr., M.D., M. Ann Kuhn, M.D. Pediatric Thoracic Surgery Complications – Prevention and Management.
A Note from Dr. Kuhn

"The work that we do at CHKD is challenging, but so rewarding. I consider it an honor to do what I love here and plan to continue to work to improve the care of injured children in the Hampton Roads area for years to come."