Our Physicians and Staff

Richard R. Brzeski, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Brzeski is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.  His residency and internship were completed at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk,
Virginia.  Dr. Brzeski completed his undergraduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  Dr. Brzeski resides in Yorktown, Virginia, with his wife and four children.


Julian H. Blalock, Jr., M.D. , F.A.A.P.

Dr. Blalock grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and went to Children’s Clinic from birth until college. Dr. Beaven and Dr. Booth were his pediatricians.  He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry.  He went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and did his pediatric residency there as well.  He joined the Children’s Clinic in 1986.  Dr. Blalock is married and has two daughters.


Thomas H. Koerner, M.D. , F.A.A.P.

Dr. Koerner grew up in upstate New York near the Adirondack mountains where he skied and hiked with his three brothers.  He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University where he met his wife, Elizabeth.  He went to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York.  He stayed in Syracuse for his residency in pediatrics and for a one year fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology.  In 1990 he came to the Peninsula to work for the Children’s Clinic and has been working happily there ever since.  Dr. Koerner has special interests in growth and development, Attention Deficit Disorder and asthma.  In addition, he has three wonderful sons and a delightful daughter-in-law.  When not working he enjoys photography and going to Virginia Beach with friends and family.


Patricia L. Kaufmann, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Kaufman received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo. She did her pediatric residency at Buffalo Children’s Hospital. In 1994 she began practicing pediatrics at the Children’s Clinic. Dr. Kaufman is married and has two children.


Elizabeth K. Broderick, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Broderick graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Chemistry with a specialization in Biological Chemistry, then attended the Medical College of Virginia. She completed her residency in Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia and joined the Children’s Clinic in 1997.  Her interests include adolescent medicine and allergic diseases.  Her favorite quote is “Let food be your medicine” by Hippocrates.  Dr. Broderick has two daughters and loves cats, dogs, kids and reading!


Margaret V. Blanchard, M.D. , F.A.A.P.

Dr. Blanchard is a graduate of Georgetown University and Medical College of Virginia. She completed her pediatric residency at EVMS/Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. While at CHKD, she received the “Best Intern of the Year” award. Dr.
Blanchard is board certified in pediatrics. After residency, she worked at CHKD as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Emergency Department. She moved to Memphis, Tennesee, for two years where she worked as a general pediatrician at Memphis Children’s Clinic. During her time in Memphis, she worked on staff at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital as an Urgent Care Pediatrician. When she moved back to Virginia in 1999, she joined the Children’s Clinic.  She has been happily practicing general
pediatrics since then. Dr. Blanchard  has special interests in asthma, allergy, newborn care and lactation. She lives in Newport News,Virginia, with her daughter and son.


Jon Griffiths, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Griffiths, a Pennsylvania native, has been in practice since 1998.   He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University and completed his pediatric residency training at Boston City Hospital.  Dr. Griffiths is interested in all aspects of general pediatric care from newborn through adolescence.  He has special interests in asthma and allergic disorders and sleep issues.  Dr. Griffiths is married and has two sons. He enjoys reading, cooking (and eating), basketball and anything that gets him outdoors.


Amanda M. Draper, M.D. , F.A.A.P.

Dr. Draper is board certified in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She received her M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine.  Her residency and internship in pediatrics were completed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Dr. Draper completed her undergraduate work at Mississippi University for Women where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology. She served in the Air Force Medical Corps for over five years as a pediatrician caring for the children of active duty and retired servicemen and women before joining the Children’s Clinic in 2008. Dr. Draper resides in Newport News, Virginia, with her husband and four children.


Jessica Veeder, D.O., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Veeder was born and raised in upstate New York in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. After graduating in the top 5 percent from high school, she went on to attend college at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in  environmental and forest biology.  Dr. Veeder attended medical school at New York Institute of Technology — New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. After graduating, she moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she completed a pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia.  She joined the Children’s Clinic in 2008.  Dr. Veeder’s areas of special interest are allergy and pulmonology.


Daphne M. Bonniville, RN, Lactation Educator

Daphne received her RN diploma from Riverside School of Professional Nursing and Christopher Newport Community College in 1989. She began her nursing career working in the Special Care Nursery at Riverside Regional Medical Center from 1990 to 2002.  She expanded her scope of practice to include Maternal Child Nursing and Neonatal Intensive Care and began working at Mary Immaculate Hospital in 2002.  In 2009, she began working at Langley AFB on the Maternal Child Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Daphne has over 22 years of experience in breastfeeding education. She has worked closely with preterm infants as well as term infants. She is a former Marine Corps brat. She resides in Gloucester, Virginia, with her three teenagers. Daphne is available to assist with your breastfeeding needs and can be reached at 757•817•9039.