Kathryn Gerlach, NP-C

"Having the opportunity to be a part of this organization has been exciting. Working here has allowed me to connect with families and care for children. Having a child who is ill can put hardship on the family. I strive to be the one that families feel comfortable to turn to when in need."

Kathryn Gerlach, FNP-C, MSN, RN

(757) 668-7990

College: Radford University

Graduate school: Walden University


 Gerlach grew up in Sterling, VA, and later attended Radford University, receiving her bachelor’s In nursing in 2009. She and her husband moved to moved to the Hampton Roads area in 2012 and she began working in the emergency department while pursuing her nurse practitioner degree.

There she found her passion for pediatrics and an interest in neurosurgery.  She obtained her nurse practitioner degree in 2015 shortly thereafter joined CHKD's neurosurgery team.

She enjoys sailing, cooking, running  and spending time with her family and friends as well as her two dogs, Gizmo and Hida.

Clinical Interest
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric brain and spine tumors
  • Spina bifida
Honors & Awards
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Community Involvement
(757) 668-7990