Dr. Mary Vaughn Desoto CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-6700
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Dr. Desoto enjoys working with all age groups and especially loves the opportunity to support families as their children grow.

From helping families with feeding their infant to helping them navigate life with teenagers, she considers getting to know a family as they grow a wonderful honor.

Clinical Interests
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Care for all ages
  • International/Travel Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
  • Coastal Virginia "Top Doc," 2022
  • Continuity Clinic Resident Award CHKD, 2014
  • Global Health Resident Award CHKD, 2014
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society at Eastern Virginia Medical School (resident), 2013
  • CHKD Outstanding First Year Resident Award, 2012
  • Special Recognition Award for Courage and Passion from the American Cancer Society, 2007
Community Involvement
  • Operation Smile
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Omicron Delta Kappa 
  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Mortar Board 
  • Phi Sigma Society
A Note from Dr. DeSoto

"I chose EVMS for medical school to be closer to CHKD and was happy to have the opportunity for residency at CHKD. I love the Hampton Roads area and the CHKD family."