American Board of Pediatrics
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.
- 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.
CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518