Dr. Christopher Foley

(757) 668-7331
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Critical Care Med


Medical School: University of Vermont

Residency: University of North Carolina

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Buffalo


Originally from New Hampshire, Dr. Foley worked in primary care and emergency medicine for two years before completing a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Dr. Foley came to CHKD in 1996 and is currently chief of the division of pediatric critical care, co-medical director of the pediatric transport team, and medical director of the pharmacy and the PICU.  He enjoys working in the CHKD PICU because on a daily basis he gets to experience an entire team of experts who are all focused on one thing: the best possible clinical care of a child.

Clinical Interests
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
  • Named in Best Doctors in Virginia (Virginia Magazine), 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Outstanding Community Faculty Award (EVMS Emergency Medicine Department), 2000
  • Outstanding Community Faculty Award (EVMS Emergency Medicine Department), 1999
  • James Hayes Outstanding Teacher Award (EVMS Department of Pediatrics), 1997
  • Involved in liquid breathing research in the 1990's
Community Involvement
  • Founding board member supporting an orphanage in Haiti
  • Physicians for Peace volunteer (child health trips to India), 2010, 2012
A Note From Dr. Foley

"I wanted to work in a hospital dedicated to excellent clinical care in a setting where children come first. From physicians to nurses to respiratory therapists, to secretaries to social workers and child life therapists, our patients get state-of-the-art care in a setting close to home and focused on family. Since 1996, CHKD is part of my family."