Dr. Kathryn Colacchio

(757) 668-7456
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Residency: Golisano Children's Hospital At Strong

Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Medical Center


Born and raised in Vermont, Dr. Colacchio originally fell in love with Virginia while pursuing a degree in biology at James Madison University.

After several moves throughout her medical training, her family recently settled in the Virginia Beach area.

Dr. Colacchio was drawn to neonatology because she was impressed with the resiliency of the smallest of infants, and wanted to help families during this stressful time in their lives.

Clinical Interests
  • Family-centered care
  • Neonatal nutrition
Research Areas
  • Simulation and teamwork training
  • Quality improvement
Honors & Awards
  • Intalere Achievement Award for Quality/Patient Care Delivery and Patient Satisfaction (2017)
  • Selected for Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership College, North Carolina Medical Society (2015)
  • Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership Grant, North Carolina Medical Society (2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (fellow)
A Note From Dr. Colacchio

"I strongly believe CHKD Health System offers evidence-based and comprehensive care for every child."

  • Moya F., Colacchio K. (2017) Surfactant Administration. In: Donn S., Sinha S. (eds) Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care. Springer, Cham
  • Colacchio K, Deng Y, Northrup V and Bizzarro M. Complications associated with central and non-central venous catheters in a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatology. (2012)
  • Colacchio K, Johnston LC, Zigmont J, Kappus L, Sudikoff SN. An Approach to Unit-Based Team Training with Simulation in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. 5 (3), 2012
  • Deering S, Johnston LC, Colacchio K. Multidisciplinary Teamwork and Communication Training. Semin Perinatol. 35(2):89-96, 2011