Cecil Gandia, certified physician assistant

"Both of my children are competitive gymnasts, so I am no stranger to athletic issues and injuries. As a mother, I know how stressful it is when your child is sick or injured, so I love being able to provide great service at CHKD Urgent Care. It is a true privilege to take care of people during some of their most vulnerable moments and offer them the best care possible."

Cecil Gandia, PA-C

(757) 668-4630

College: University of Virginia

Graduate school: Eastern Virginia Medical School

The daughter of a Navy veteran, Gandia grew up in Virginia Beach. While at Salem High School, she was a CHKD child life volunteer on the oncology unit. She became the first Eastern Virginia Medical School physician assistant program student to have a clinical rotation at CHKD, and has now come full circle to work for CHKD. 

She has over 15 years experience as a physician assistant  and also works with the Department of Defense, taking care of our active duty, veterans and their families at a local military branch primary care clinic.

Clinical Interests
  • Procedures (suture repairs)
  • Patient satisfaction
  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Virginia Association of Physician Assistants
  • Naval Association of Physician Assistants