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CHKD Welcomes New Specialists

Elizabeth Earley: (757) 668-9049 or

NORFOLK, Va. – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome the following new pediatric specialists to its professional staff.

Dr. Thomas Gallagher has joined the department of ear, nose, and throat surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Gallagher earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He also did a fellowship at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Gallagher is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at EVMS. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and belongs to the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also is an associate editor of the journal for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Daniel Spencer has joined the psychology division of Children’s Specialty Group. Dr. Spencer earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He then went to Brown University to complete his triple board residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Spencer is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry Neurology in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Spencer served four years as co-director of psychiatry of the integrated care medical psychiatric program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I. He has a clinical interest in family-based integrative care.

Dr. Bettina Gyr has joined the orthopedics and sports medicine department. Dr. Gyr received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She did her residency at the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia, and completed a fellowship at the University of Utah.

She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gyr came to CHKD after nine years at Brenner Children’s Hospital of Wake Forest Baptist Health. While there, she was on the staff at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and served as medical director of the human performance and biomechanics laboratory and as an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and pediatrics. Prior to that, Dr. Gyr was a staff surgeon at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Minneapolis.

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CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers and satellite offices throughout its service region.