Alden M. Doyle

Alden M. Doyle, MD

Primary Location:
Transplant Center

4th Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Research Interests:

Transplantation of HIV-positive patients, transplant dermatology, CKD following nonrenal transplantation

Clinical Practice:
Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Dual Kidney Transplant



Dr. Alden Doyle is a board-certified transplant nephrologist and professor of nephrology.

Dr. Doyle was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, while his parents served in the Peace Corps; his childhood took him around the world, though he spent the largest amount of time in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Doyle completed his undergraduate, medical and master’s in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by a second graduate degree in immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. His residency in internal medicine took place at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, followed by fellowship in nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then joined the UPenn faculty for nearly a decade before taking a role as medical director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Drexel University. In 2016, he joined the faculty at UVA.

In his clinical work, Dr. Doyle specializes in combined and sequential transplant, as well as patients who develop kidney disease following nonrenal organ transplantation, such as bone marrow, lung and heart transplants. He also has a clinical interest in transitions of care, such as pediatric transplant patients transitioning into adulthood. Dr. Doyle’s research interests include preventing infections around the transplant period and transplantation of HIV-positive individuals.

Outside of work, Dr. Doyle enjoys spending time with his family — his daughter, son and wife, who is also a transplant nephrologist at UVA.

  • Vice Chief, Transplant, Division of Nephrology, University of Virginia. 4/17- present
  • Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, 4/17-present
  • Chair, United Network of Organ Sharing Operations and Safety Committee
  • 2022 Castle Connelly Top Doctor – 10 Years
  • 2021 2021 Patient Experience Award, University of Virginia Health System
  • 2020 Patient Experience Award, University of Virginia Health System
  • 2020 Top Nephrologist, Virginia Magazine
  • 2017-2020 The Best Doctors in America® list
  • 2019 Inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation
  • 2018 Teaching Excellence Award, University of Virginia, Division of Nephrology
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, University of Virginia, Department of Medicine
  • 2015 Best Doctors, Philadelphia Life Magazine designation
  • 2014 Charles Schwartz Award for Excellence in Teaching, Drexel University
  • 2012-2013, 2016 Philadelphia Super Doctors designation
  • 2012-2017 Top Docs Philadelphia, Castle Connelly
  • 2011 National Award for Service, President Bharrat Jagdeo, Guyana
  • 2006 J. Russell Elkinton Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005 Penn Pearls Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004- 2007 Measey Teaching Fellow (15% salary support), University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004-2007 Key ACGME Clinical Faculty University of Pennsylvania2001 Outstanding Discussion Group Leader Award- Penn Medical School
  • 1994 Harry & Rose Caplovitz Award for Outstanding Student in Internal Medicine, Tulane Medical School
  • 1994 Harold Cumming Award for Best Overall Clinician – Tulane Medical School


Tulane University
University of Texas - Southwestern
University of Pennsylvania