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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


Dr. Kuhn was appointed CHKD's medical director of vascular access in 2007 and continues in that position. In 2012, she was appointed medical director of trauma services, which includes trauma and burns. She has been involved at the state level to develop criteria for a pediatric trauma center and has been a leader in CHKD obtaining Level 1 status for its trauma care program.

Prior to arriving at CHKD in 2005, Dr. Kuhn completed residencies in general surgery and trauma/research as well as a fellowship in pediatric surgery. She also did a wound healing research fellowship at the Institute for Tissue Regeneration, Repair, and Rehabilitation at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida.

After earning her medical degree from Marshall University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Kuhn received a number of honors during her post-graduate training programs, including resident of the year and student teaching awards. Among her published works are book chapters on breast disorders and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome – a collection of symptoms caused by abnormal fluid build-up in the abdomen – in pediatric patients.

She is also an assistant professor of clinical surgery and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • 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."

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