Wilson File, MD



American Board of Pediatrics



Medical School:

University of South Carolina School of Medicine


Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters


Children's Medical Center of Dallas


A native of South Carolina, Dr. File attended medical school at the University of South Carolina and completed his pediatrics residency at CHKD, where he decided on a career in pediatric hematology/oncology.

He completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. During his fellowship, he became interested in graduate medical education with a special interest in healthcare communication training and completed a Masters in Medical Education through the University of New England.

After completing his fellowship, he returned to South Carolina where he practiced as a member of the Bi-Lo Charities Children’s Cancer Center. He returns to CHKD to provide advance cancer treatments to the families of the Hampton Roads area and to continue his interest in medical education.

Clinical Interests:

  • General pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Wilms Tumor/hepatoblastoma
  • Cancer genetics
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Cancer survivorship

Honors and Awards:

Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Children’s Cancer Fund of Dallas Grant Recipient

UT Academy of Health Science Education Small Grant Recipient

Rubio/Koehl Resident Teaching Award (CHKD, 2010)

Outstanding First Year Resident Award (CHKD, 2008)

Saunders Humanism Honor Society (University of South Carolina SOM, 2007)



File, W; Bylund, CL; Kesselheim, J; Leonard, D; Leavey, P. Do pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) fellows receive communication training? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 March 61 (3): 502-6. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24742.

View Dr. File’s published research at PubMed.

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7243



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



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