Dr. Robert Obermeyer CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-7703
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery


Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: Western Reserve Care System

Residency: University of Arkansas Children's Hospital

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine


Robert Obermeyer, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric and general surgeon. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and was the former chief resident in general surgery at Western Reserve Care System. He completed a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He also has a degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University.

Dr. Obermeyer has worked at CHKD since 2005 and is the principal investigator on seven IRB-approved studies at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has completed engineering projects involving motion analysis of the chest wall of pectus patients and has designed a surgical tool in collaboration with the Old Dominion University engineering department with a U.S. patent. In 2012, Dr. Obermeyer helped implement vacuum bell therapy as a non-invasive treatment for pectus excavatum patients at CHKD. Currently he is developing technology with the ODU engineering department to improve clinical outcomes with vacuum bell therapy.

Dr. Obermeyer is currently an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons.

Special Interests
    • American Pediatric Surgical Association
    • American Academy of Pediatrics – Surgical Section
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
    • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
    • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
    • Chest Wall International Group
    • Tidewater Pediatric Society
    Honors & Awards
    • Virginia Business Magazine "Top Doc" 2024
    • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014-2022
    • Best Doctors of Virginia 2012, Williamsburg & Tidewater, Virginia Living 2012
    Community Involvement
    • Top Level 5 USA Hockey Coach, Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association, Icelands Arena, Virginia Beach
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    A Note from Dr. Obermeyer

    "CHKD is great because we are always looking for ways to improve patient care."