Thomas Cholis, MD

"My passion is in working with families and hand-in-hand with fantastic people to help our critically ill children. CHKD has been an incredible place that has allowed me to do all of these things."

Dr. Thomas Cholis

(757) 668-7331
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency: Tulane Hospital for Children, Oschner Medical Center

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center


Coming out of medical school, Dr. Cholis sought a practice that would remain heavily clinical and found it in critical care medicine.

He is passionate about providing the best and safest care possible in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and about teaching both residents and nurses while explaining the science of medicine to the families affected and involved.

He has recently expanded his role to include quality and safety and serves as one of the PICU "safety coaches."

Away from the hospital, Dr. Cholis enjoys gardening, water sports, grilling and the beach.

Clinical Interests
  • Patient safety
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
(757) 668-7331