Chief, Pediatric Intensivist
Dr. Virginia Powel is originally from Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree at Towson University in nursing then moved on to Johns Hopkins University to earn her MPH with a concentration in maternal child health. After working several years in nursing, she entered medical school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1992. She remained in Baltimore for pediatric residency at the University of Maryland Medical System, staying a fourth year as chief resident. Following residency, Dr. Powel pursued her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, graduating from Children's Hospital of San Diego (now Rady Children's Hospital) in 1999. <br/><br/>

From California Dr. Powel first moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was a PICU and peds hospitalist attending for 10 years at St. Francis Children's Hospital. Dr. Powel came to Carilion Children's Hospital in 2009 to join the PICU staff as medical director and, in 2013, section chief. A recent addition to her ICU interest is weight loss management. She has a certificate of nutrition coaching and in 2020 completed her obesity medicine training and is now boarded in Obesity Medicine. <br/><br/>

When Dr. Powel isn't in the PICU, you can find her at home with her two daughters and multiple pets or at the gym working out.
I am a pediatric intensivist. I provide care to children requiring intensive care. My goal is to provide evidence based standard of care to critically ill children.
In Practice Since
Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2000
Procedures Performed
Vascular access
Endotracheal intubation
Ventilator management
IV nutrition
Lumbar puncture
Deep sedation
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Medical Education
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
Towson University
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Critical Care)
Degree
M.D.
Schools
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internships
University of Maryland Hospital
Residencies
University of Maryland Hospital
Fellowships
Children's Hospital San Diego
Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Interests
Renal failure
Respiratory distress and failure
Septic shock
Traumatic brain injury
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Pneumonia
Given Name
Virginia A.
Surname
Powel
Gender
Female
Accepts Children
true
Accepts New Clients
false
Accepts Mychart Appointments
false
Accepts New Appointments
false
Rating Count
0
Accepts Children
true
Accepts New Clients
false
Accepts MyChart Appointments
false
Accepts New Appointments
false
Should Be Deleted
no
Offers Virtual Visits
No