David H. Darrow

Offers student research opportunities

research overview

  • My primary area of clinical and research interest is in the diagnosis and management of vascular anomalies in children


  • Dr. David Darrow is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, and an attending otolaryngologist at the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA. After receiving degrees in both dentistry and medicine, Dr. Darrow completed residency in otolaryngology at the University of California, San Diego and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

    Dr. Darrow is a past president of the Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children. He is a former Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Otolaryngology and has served on the executive committee of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

    Dr. Darrow's primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of otitis media, tonsillitis, and vascular birthmarks. He is the founder and co-director of the EVMS Center for Hemangiomas and Vascular Birthmarks, a multidisciplinary treatment program for patients with these disorders. He was lead author of the AAP Clinical Report on Infantile Hemangiomas and co-author of a study of orodental manifestations of facial port wine stains, and has also authored several book chapters on vascular anomalies in neonates and children. He has lectured locally and nationally on proper diagnosis and management of middle ear disease in children. He has also written extensively on indications for tonsil and adenoid surgery. He has served on panels that developed guidelines for pediatric tonsillectomy, pediatric acute sinusitis, and infantile hemangiomas.

    A native of New York City, Dr. Darrow has resided in Virginia Beach, VA for 25 years. He is married, with two sons and two daughters.

selected publications

preferred title

  • Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

full name

  • David H. Darrow, MD, DDS

recognition and awards

  • 2018- Advocacy Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    2018- 8th Annual McGill Otolaryngology Sciences Laboratory Lecturer
    2017- Vascular Birthmarks Foundation Physician of the Year
    2016- President, Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC)
    2013- Sylvan Stool Award for Teaching and Service, Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children
    2013- Faculty Teaching Award, EVMS Residency in Otolaryngology
    2009-2012- "Top Ten Reviewer", Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Journal
    2001- Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
    1993- Chairman's Award for Outstanding Teaching as a Resident, UCSD Department of Surgery


Publications in VIVO