Dr. Kelly Maples

(757) 668-8255
Board Certifications

American Board of Allergy & Immunology

American Board of Internal Medicine


Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Dr. Maples is actively involved in teaching future physicians here at CHKD and Eastern Virginia Medical School.

She prides herself in educating local teachers, parents, school nurses and other doctors in the area about food allergy, asthma and other allergic conditions and was recently reappointed as vice chair of the Dermatology Committee of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, effective through October of 2019.

Clinical Interests
  • Chronic hives
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Food allergies
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Hereditary angioedema, anaphylaxis and asthma
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Living Magazine, Top Doctor, 2018
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
  • Foundation of The American College of Allergy, Asthma, September 2012 and Immunology Young Investigator Grant Award
  • Grant Recipient, The Children’s Health Foundation August 2011, awarded funding for a prospective study examining the role of treatment in reversing subepithelial fibrosis in children with eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Top Doc, Hampton Roads Magazine, September 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Co-author of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology March 2007 CME exam entitled “The role of leukotrienes in airway Inflammation”; Awarded The Best of 2006 by the journal editors
  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Fellow of the Year/2005 Clinical Fellowship Award Jan 2005

Cunnion K, Willis L, Minto H, Burch T, Werner A, Shah T, Krishna N, Nyalwidhe J, Maples KM . Eosinophil Quantitated Urine Kinetic: A novel assay for assessment of eosinophilic esophagitis. Ann Allergy AsthmImmu-nol. 2016May;116(5):435-9. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2016.02.011. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

Minto H, Maples KM. Case In Point: A Boy With Cough and Wheeze. Foreign Body Aspiration Masquerading as Asthma. Consultant for Pediatrics. 2014; 13 (9) 419-420.

Minto H, Maples KM . Diagnosis of Food Allergy: Pearls and Pitfalls. Virginia Pediatrics Summer 2014.

Goolsby A, Minto H, Perkins A, Maples KM. Abbreviated oral food challenge as a safe and effective alternative for diagnosing food allergy in a pediatric clinic. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014; 133: AB209.

Minto H, Maples KM . A case series of seven pediatric patients successfully treated with ecallantide and icatibant for hereditary angioedema. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014; 133: AB33.

Cronin JA, Minto H, Maples KM . Successful management of hereditary angioedema with normal C1-INH (type III HAE) when using on-demand ecallantide. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014; 2: 239.

Maples KM , Thompson T. Efficacy & safety of abbreviated oral food challenges in ruling out food allergy in a pediatric allergy clinic. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2013; 131: AB209.

Grubert J, Fisher R, Maples KM . Morning Report: Toddler With Failure to Thrive, Fever and Blistering Rash After Varicella Vaccination Consultant for Pediatricians . 2012; 11: 143-144.

Grubert J, Fisher R, Maples KM . Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID).Consultant for Pediatricians

Cronin JA , Maples KM . Treatment of an acute attack of type III hereditary angioedema with ecallantide. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Jan;108(1):61-2. Epub Nov 4 2011.

Maples KM , Grubert JM, Poff S, Aguiar M, McGuire E, Ebmeier S, Fantaskey A, Stanley S, Willis L. Basal Cell Hyperplasia as a Surrogate Marker for Subepithelial Fibrosis in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2011;127: AB114.

Cronin JA, Maples KM . Case Series of Three Patients with Type III Hereditary Angioedema: Differences in Response to Treatment. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. March 2011; 127: AB103.

Willis L, Grubert J, Poff S, Aguiar M, McGuire E, Ebmeier S, Fantaskey A, Stanley S, Maples KM. Subepithelial Fibrosis Correlates with Basal Cell Hyperplasia in Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children. Am J Gastroenterology, 2010;105:S545.

Willis L, Maples KM . Is it reflux or something else? A primer on eosinophilic esophagitis for the pediatrician . Virginia Pediatrics ; Summer 2010:5-6.

S.E. Ebmeier, E.E. McGuire, M. Aguiar, L.K. Willis, K.M. Maples . Resolution of Submucosal Fibrosis in a Case of Fluticasone-Resistant Eosinophilic Esophagitis . The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology . 2009; 123: S247.

K.M. Maples , S.C. Henderson, M.Graham, A. Irani. Treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis with inhaled budesonide in a 7 year old boy with concomitant persistent asthma: resolution of esophageal submucosal fibrosis as well as eosinophilic infiltration. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , Dec 2007, 99: 572-574.

K.M. Maples , M.Graham, A. Irani. Inhaled Budesonide at low to moderate doses is an effective treatment for children with eosinophilic esophagitis. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2006; 119: S215.

K.M. Maples , L.B. Schwartz. The role of leukotrienes in airway inflammation-CME examination. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2006;118:799-800.

K.M. Maples , S. Pustilnik, W. Zhao, T. Williams, M. Graham, A. Irani. Treatment Of eosinophilic esophagitis with low to moderate dose swallowed inhaled corticosteroids. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology . 2006; 117: S303.