Dr. Peter Ma

(757) 668-7320
Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology


Medical School: Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Fellowship: Emory University/Children's Healthcare

Fellowship: Emory University/Children's Healthcare


Originally from Arlington, VA, CHKD is like home for Dr. Ma. While growing up, his family often vacationed in Virginia Beach, and his father's job at the Naval Research Lab often brought the whole family to the Hampton Roads area. 

Dr. Ma feels he has joined a team that will allow him to leave his mark on an excellent program, emphasizing CHKD's focus on providing high-quality, evidence-based care for pediatric cardiac patients. The openness and transparency in the multidisciplinary decision-making process of the institution, and its willingness to reach out to the University of Virginia in partnership in delivery of complex care, were key to his decision to join CHKD.

Dr. Ma enjoys the opportunity to take care of patients as well as work with staff from such a diverse area and always looks forward to the opportunity to providing each family and child with the best possible care.

Research Areas
  • Cerebral protection on Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Coagulopathy in pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Transfusion minimization in cardiac surgery
  • Early extubation protocols