Mark Polak, DO



American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiology



Medical School:

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Portsmouth Naval Hospital


Dr. Polak serves as medical director of anesthesiology at CHKD. His passion for pediatric anesthesiology came into focus during his residency, at nearby Portsmouth Naval Hospital, in which he was introduced to CHKD. Dr. Polak was “amazed with how the patients were treated and how the staff was so caring and worked well with one another.” To further interact with the patients at CHKD, Dr. Polak participates in the Buddy Brigade pet therapy program with his chocolate labrador retriever Lola.

Clinical Interests:

  • Neurological anesthesia
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Regional anesthesia

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • 2022 CSG Svinder Toor Award for Excellence in Physician Leadership


Contact Info:

(757) 668-7320



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