Beth Bonifas, certified pediatric nurse practitioner

Beth Bonifas, CPNP

(757) 668-2500

College: Georgetown University

Graduate School: Old Dominion University  


After serving five years as a U.S. Army nurse, Bonifas moved to the area because of CHKD and the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at nearby Old Dominion University and has been a part of CHKD since 1994.

She started at CHKD as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse. Once she became a Nurse Practitioner she moved to surgery and worked there for 14 years. In 2013, Bonifas joined Chesapeake Pediatrics, expanding her horizons to include primary care.

Bonifas served on CHKD's reward and recognition committee from 2001 to 2010 and on CHKD's pain management committee from 2010 to 2013.

Clinical Interests
  • Children with special needs
Research Areas
  • Short gut and transplantation
  • Pectus excavatum
Honors & Awards
  • Virginian-Pilot Nurse of the Year, 2004
Community Involvement
  • Coach, Chesapeake Parks and Recreation Soccer