Frank Chocano, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Pulmonology

Sleep Medicine



Medical School:

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Children's Medical Center Brooklyn


Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Chocano practiced in a private setting until he joined CSG in 2005. Dr. Chocano was drawn to CHKD because of its great reputation in the community and the fact that the hospital cares for thousands of sick and injured children each year. CHKD’s commitment to providing health education to the population it serves, as well as healthcare providers and students, also appealed to Dr. Chocano. He emphasizes the importance of nutrition, exercise, sleep and mental hygiene in the prevention and management of chronic respiratory disorders.

Dr. Chocano served as chief resident at Children’s Medical Center at Brooklyn in 1993. He served on the board of Berks County Hispanic Center and adviser of the Exeter Township Library Project.

Dr. Chocano currently has a faculty appointment at EVMS, is a member of the American Thoracic Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a native of Lima, Peru, is married and the father of three.

Clinical Interests:

  • Asthma
  • Breathing disorders during sleep
  • Pulmonary complications of prematurity
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Airway disorders requiring chronic ventilation

CHKD Clinical Trials Involving Dr. Frank Chocano


  • Breathing disorders during sleep
  •  Sleep hygiene education
  •  Severe and difficult to treat asthma
  •  Chronic respiratory disorders and sleep quality
  •  Exocytosis in mast cells

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • 2011 Educational Project Award presented by the American Sleep Medicine Foundation



C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano. Clinical characteristics and prevalence of interictal paroxysmal activity in a pediatric sleep laboratory. Journal of Sleep Research, Volume121, Issue , September 2012

C.S Sendon, J.F Chocano, H. Ahmad. Examining the relationship between sleep quality and pulmonary function in children and young adults with respiratory disorders. Journal of Sleep Research Volume 21, Issue s1, September 2012

C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano, Amy Perkins MS, Hasan Ahmad. Examining the relationship between sleep quality and pulmonary function in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis. 2012 American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 185: A5005

C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano. Early-onset congenital central hypoventilation syndrome due to a heterozygous 20 and 26-polyalanine repeat expansion mutation in the PHOX2B gene. 2012 American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 185: A3386

C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano. Adaptive servo ventilation in sleep breathing related disorder in an infant with multiple co-morbidities case report. 2012 American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 185: A6455

C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in overweight pediatrics patients. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. May 2011; 183: A3713

C.S. Sendon, J.F. Chocano. Relationship between weight and sleep architecture in children. Pediatric Research: November 2011 – Volume 70 – Issue 5 Pg.396

C.S. Sendon, W. Wooten, E. McGuire, J.F. Chocano. Clinical characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. May 2010; 181: A6555

C.S. Sendon, A. Garvin, E. McGuire, J.F. Chocano, M. Morales. Clinical characteristics of difficult to control pediatric asthma patients in a tertiary pediatric subspecialty clinic. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Vol. 125: Number 2, February 2010: AB

Tuvim MJ, Adachi R, Chocano JF, Moore RH, Lampert RM, Zerae, Romero KnollBJ, Dickey BF.1999. Rab3d, a small GTPase, is localized on mast cell secretory granules and translocates to the plasma membrane upon exocytosis. AJRCMB.20: 79-89

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Founder of iSLEEP, a sleep education and awareness initiative that partners with the medical and general community.

Supporter of the Chesapeake Arboretum and ForKids Inc.

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7426



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