Chris Stolle is a retired Naval Officer, who started his career in the Submarine force where he qualified as a Naval Nuclear Engineer and later entered the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he earned his doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Stolle completed his internship and OB/GYN residency at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. Dr. Stolle has served as the Department Head for OB/GYN at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, and Chairmen of the OB/GYN department at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.
After retiring from the Navy in 2005, Dr. Stolle and his sister, also an OB/GYN, started their own small business developing a new concept in the delivery of Obstetrical care that resulted in documented live saving interventions while decreasing the cost of patient care.
Chris earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary in 2004 and now serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Riverside Regional Medical Center where he acts as a physician advocate, medical advisor to non-physician clinical staff, and liaison between the medical staff and administration. Along with the medical staff leadership, Dr. Stolle guides and directs medical staff activities to ensure the quality and safety of patient care.
Chris resides in the Bayside area of Virginia Beach with his wife, Lisa. They have five children, Tricia, a Navy veteran, who is currently pursuing a career in medicine, Christopher, who is currently serving in U. S. Navy; Graham, who joined his brother Christopher as a VMI graduate, obtained his Juris Doctorate at Regent University School of Law, and is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney; Andrew, a physican; and Kevin, an engineer. The Stolle family is deeply rooted in service to our country. Chris and Lisa remember the challenges they faced as a young military family with five growing children. Chris has a solid record of serving those who serve.
Representing an area with one of the largest populations of veterans in the nation, Dr. Stolle is a champion for Veteran’s issues in the Virginia General Assembly. He has successfully passed legislation to improve veteran’s and their spouse’s education, employment, and health. Dr. Stolle was Chief Patron to a “Veteran’s Courts” bill to provide treatment options for veterans returning from war with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally Dr. Stolle has successfully championed legislation to promote the safety of emergency room patients and health care providers. Delegate Stolle was Chief Patron for the first in the nation legislation protecting physician’s rights to care for patients. First elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 to represent the 83rd House District, Delegate Stolle serves on key committees in the House of Delegates and has been appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on key boards and commissions.
Chief Patron to the “Veteran’s Courts” bill to provide treatment options for veterans returning from war with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Advocated for two years to pass legislation that will bring Virginia two new veteran’s care centers. Through Chris’s efforts with city leaders, the Virginia Beach City Council voted to reserve 42 acres of city land as the site of a new Veterans Care Center in Hampton Roads.
In 2013, Chris was a leader in fighting to pass the innovative transportation-funding plan giving Virginia the resources necessary to build a strong and efficient transportation system.
Chris sponsored HB2; a landmark bill which provides accountability and transparency to the prioritization and funding of transportation projects.
2011 Virginia College of Emergency Physicians “Emergency Medicine Heroes” Award
2011 Virginia Association of Nursing’s 2011 “Friend of Nursing” Award
2013 Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Champion of Free Enterprise” Award
2014 Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Transportation Reform Advocate” Award
2014 Sierra Club Leadership Award recognizing his efforts to advance the Commonwealth’s initiatives to address recurrent flooding and resiliency
2015 Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Military and Veterans Affairs Advocate” Award
2015 Virginia Military Officers Association Legislator of the Year Award
Appropriations Committee (incl. General Government/Capital Outlay, Heath & Human Services and Transportation Subcommittees)