Edward Karotkin, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Medical School:

Bowman Gray School of Medicine


Mt. Sinai Hospital


Brown University


Dr. Karotkin joined the staff of CHKD 35 years ago, recognizing the potential of this hospital to grow and thrive along with the relatively new Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Karotkin is a professor of pediatrics at EVMS, medical director of the Resource Mothers Program at CHKD and chief medical officer of The Assist Group. He is married and has three children.

Clinical Interests:

  • Neonatal care


  • Preventing perinatal group B strep infections
  • Strategies to improve the outcome of pregnancy

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2021
  • President, Bowman Gray Chapter, Student American Medical Society
  • Student member of Admissions Committee
  • Summer Research Fellowship
  • Upjohn Achievement Award
  • Faculty Award
  • Volunteer of the Year, March of Dimes, Greater Hampton Roads Division, 1996
  • National Council for Community and Justice, Humanitarian Award, 2000
  • Life-Time Achievement Award, The Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medical Education
  • Health Care Hero – Inside Business 2012

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Medical Advisory Committee, March of Dimes, Tidewater Chapter
Chairman, Executive Board, March of Dimes, Tidewater Chapter (4/92 - 4/94)
State Chairman, Commonwealth of Virginia, March of Dimes (4/94 - 4/98)
Board Member, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Board Member, Tidewater Jewish Foundation of Tidewater, Chairman (2008-2010)
Chief Medical Officer- Physicians For Peace
Chairman of the Board Physicians For Peace 2010-1012

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7456



CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518



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