Mary E. Kownack

Mary E. Kownack, MD

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Tidewater Physicians for Women : Virginia Beach

828 Healthy Way #330
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 461-3890 Fax: (757) 467-0301

Tidewater Physicians for Women : Norfolk

844 Kempsville Road #208
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 461-3890 Fax: (757) 461-0836


Residency: Detroit Medical Center-Wayne State University

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Hospital Affiliations

Sentara Leigh Hospital

Mary E. Kownack, M.D. was born and raised in Virginia Beach. After graduating from Bayside High School & Health Sciences Academy, she earned a B.S. in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was inspired by Tidewater Physicians for Women while employed as a Research Coordinator for Tidewater Clinical Research during the summers of 2009-2013. Dr. Kownack graduated with her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her OB/GYN residency at Detroit Medical Center-Wayne State University, where she served as an Administrative Chief Resident. She was deeply honored to receive awards for excellence in resident teaching, compassionate patient care, and midwifery and nursing support during residency.

Dr. Kownack is excited to return home and join Tidewater Physicians for Women in providing comprehensive women’s health care. She enjoys the full scope of women’s health but is especially passionate about helping women navigate pregnancy. She looks forward to building relationships with her patients and their families.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Kownack loves the beach, music, sports, food, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.

Patient Reviews

Overall patient rating for Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care:

Gynecological Exams

My visit was caring, polite, concerning about my health. Very Satisfied with my vivit

Gynecological Exams

Professional. humanistic approach.

Pap Smear

I love doctor Powers! He always makes me feel so comfortable, he talks to me about any issues I may have and answers all questions. He never rushes or makes you feel like he doesn’t have the time. He’s a wonderful doctor


It was very fast. No waiting, and in and out quickly

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Crippen is really amazing. She has lots of patience and explains everything in great detail.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Answered all my questions and concerns. I was seen on a timely manner

Bone Density

Technician was professional, kind, and patient


Quick,quality and caring mammogram.

Pap Smear

This is the first time in several years that I did not have to wait an hour or more for completion of my visit.


Quick, staff was pleasant. Technician was friendly and not rough.

Endometrial Biopsy

Dr. Ward spent a lot of time with me talking about the endometrial ablation and explaining the procedure. I liked her a lot.


I didn't feel well that morning and i was running late. I went past the fifteen min. window but they still saw me.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr. Wright has always been the best doctor

Annual Well Woman Exam

she has always been warm welcoming and interested in my health

Annual Well Woman Exam

It was a very good visit. Tobi is always a pleasure and the receptionist was very kind.

Bone Density

Very friendly front office and technician.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Susan is a great doctor, she really listens and make’s good recommendations for health advice. there is a nurse by the nickname of T who drew my blood, she’s excellent and quick! I look forward to seeing her when I need lab work.

IUD Insertion / Removal

Mandy is very professional. I was so nervous before coming in. She eased my mind assure I was going to be okay and in good hands. She always is so supportive is my decisions and offers her professionals opinion.


I love my tech! She’s the reason I return every year. Professional, friendly, she makes an unpleasant task tolerable.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Been here 20+ years. Love the staff and service. Always a pleasant experience.