Kathryn Colacchio, MD



American Board of Pediatrics

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Medical School:

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Golisano Children's Hospital At Strong


Yale-New Haven Medical Center


Born and raised in Vermont, Dr. Colacchio originally fell in love with Virginia while pursuing a degree in biology at James Madison University.

After several moves throughout her medical training, her family recently settled in the Virginia Beach area.

Dr. Colacchio was drawn to neonatology because she was impressed with the resiliency of the smallest of infants, and wanted to help families during this stressful time in their lives.

Clinical Interests:

  • Family-centered care
  • Neonatal nutrition


  • Simulation and teamwork training
  • Quality improvement

Honors and Awards:

  • Intalere Achievement Award for Quality/Patient Care Delivery and Patient Satisfaction (2017)
  • Selected for Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership College, North Carolina Medical Society (2015)
  • Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership Grant, North Carolina Medical Society (2013)
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” – 2023


  • Moya F., Colacchio K. (2017) Surfactant Administration. In: Donn S., Sinha S. (eds) Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care. Springer, Cham
  • Colacchio K, Deng Y, Northrup V and Bizzarro M. Complications associated with central and non-central venous catheters in a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Perinatology. (2012)
  • Colacchio K, Johnston LC, Zigmont J, Kappus L, Sudikoff SN. An Approach to Unit-Based Team Training with Simulation in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. 5 (3), 2012
  • Deering S, Johnston LC, Colacchio K. Multidisciplinary Teamwork and Communication Training. Semin Perinatol. 35(2):89-96, 2011

Community Involvement and Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics (fellow)

Contact Info:



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



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