Thomas Cholis, MD



American Board of Pediatrics



Medical School:

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Tulane University Hospitals


Children's National Medical Center


Coming out of medical school, Dr. Cholis sought a practice that would remain heavily clinical and found it in critical care medicine. He is passionate about providing the best and safest care possible in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and about teaching both residents and nurses while explaining the science of medicine to the families affected and involved. He has recently expanded his role to include quality and safety and serves as one of the PICU “safety coaches.” Away from the hospital, Dr. Cholis enjoys gardening, water sports, grilling and the beach.

Clinical Interests:

  • Patient safety
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Honors and Awards:

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7331



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



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