Jamil Khan, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Medical School:

University of Virginia


University of Virginia Medical Center


University of North Carolina Hospitals
American Academy of Pediatrics (Member Sections of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Bioethics)


As a clinically focused neonatologist, Dr. Khan has always been interested in ways to improve care of the babies in the NICU, and after their NICU stay. Surfactant was still an experimental drug when he arrived at CHKD in 1988. Dr. Khan championed CHKD’s participation in a “late Phase 3” trial that allowed CHKD to treat over 100 babies who otherwise could not have received this life-saving medicine. Dr. Khan also assumed the role of the director of the neonatal follow-up clinic and with a dedicated team was able to expand the clinic, taking it “on the road” to the Eastern Shore twice a year.

Dr. Khan has been drawn to looking at the complex issues of how doctors and nurses and parents make difficult decisons in the NICU, and in the delivery room, especially with extremely premature babies. He has been on the CHKD bioethics advisory committee for over 20 years and has sought extra training in ethical issues.

Clinical Interests:

  • Neonatal follow-up
  • Acute and chronic lung disease
  • Importance of families in the care and life of NICU babies
  • Ethical issues in the NICU


  • Treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
  • Factors leading to development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • Dr. Jamil Khan receives the 2018 Svinder Toor Award for out-standing leadership and service by a faculty member. This is an annual award presented by CSG.
  • Hampton Roads “Super Doctors” 2011


  • EN Kraybill, DK Runyan, CL Bose, JH Khan: Risk Factors for Chronic Lung Disease in Infant with Birth Weights 751-1000 Grams. Journal of Pediatrics, 115:115-120, 1989.
  • JH Khan: Surfactant Replacement Therapy. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Proceedings, June, 1990.
  • J Chan, M Kelley, J Khan: The Effects of a Pressure Relief Mattress on Postnatal Head Molding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Neonatal Network, 12:19-22, 1993.
  • J Khan, T Bass, B Wood, J Cawthorn: Neonatal Apnea in Term Infants Associated with Heavy Maternal Smoking. Neonatal Intensive Care, July,1994.
  • J Khan, A Wagner, G Green: Retinopathy of Prematurity: New Treatments for the New Epidemic. Virginia Medical Quarterly, Fall, 1994.
  • JS Chan, ML Kelley, J Khan: Predictors of Postnatal Head Molding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Neonatal Network, 14:47-52, 1995.
  • JL McMurray, M Jones, JH Khan: Cerebral Palsy and the NICU Graduate. Neonatal Network 21:53-57, February 2002.
    Outerbridge, EW, Khan, JH, Coates AW: Pulmonary Outcome and Followup, in Assisted Ventilation of the Newborn, Third edition (JP Goldsmith and EH Karotkin eds) W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1995.
  • Khan, JH, Karotkin, EH: Neonatal Resuscitation: Special Circumstances, in Manual of Obstetrics: Diagnosis and Therapy, Sixth edition (Arthur T. Evans editor) Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 2000.
  • Green, GA, Khan JH: Care of the High-Risk Neonate, in Conn’s Current Therapy 1996 edition, W.B. Sanders Company, Philadelphia

Community Involvement and Memberships:

Vice President, Children's Specialty Group
Director of Neonatal Medicine, Children's Specialty Group
Past Chief of Clinical Department of Pediatrics, CHKD
Past President, Virginia Perinatal Association
Member, American Medical Association

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7456



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



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