Victoria F Norwood

Victoria F Norwood, MD

Nephrology: Pediatric
Primary Location:
Pediatric Nephrology

5th and 6th Floors

1204 W. Main St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Pediatrics, 1989; Pediatric Nephrology, 1993
Research Interests:

Kidney development|Renin-angiotensin system

Clinical Practice:
Hydronephrosis, Lasix Renal Scan- Pediatric, VUR Treatment, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome- Pediatric, Polycystic Kidney Disease- Pediatric, Diabetes Insipidus- Pediatric, Renal Failure- Pediatric, Nephrotic Syndrome- Pediatric, Kidney Transplant- Pediatric, Pediatric Kidney Care, Pediatric Glomerulonephritis, Pediatric Transplant

Division Head, Pediatric Nephrology



Victoria Norwood, MD, is the vice chair of academic affairs within the Department of Pediatrics. She has broad research experience in basic developmental nephrology (kidney function and care) and directs the clinical research activities of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UVA. She is involved in initiatives related to the training and certification for pediatric sub-specialists and training programs.

Dr. Norwood has multiple roles within the Children’s Hospital, School of Medicine and national organizations:

  • Directs clinical research activities of UVA’s Division of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Program director of UVA’s pediatric nephrology fellowship training program
  • Robert J. Roberts Professor of Pediatrics at UVA
  • Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at UVA
  • President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Chair of the John E. Lewy Foundation for Children’s Health Board of Directors
  • Member of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Founding member of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialists and served as chair from 2007-2010
  • Active member of a number of committees of the American Board of Pediatrics

In addition to her activities as an active clinician, she heads the pediatric nephrology clinical research program and the pediatric nephrology fellowship program and directs the overall nephrology division as division chief.

Dr. Norwood received her undergraduate degree in chemistry and molecular biology from Vanderbilt University and her medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. After residency, chief residency and clinical fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Tulane, she completed her fellowship training in nephrology at UVA.

During Dr. Norwood's time outside of work, she serves on the board of directors for the Charlottesville Opera and American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Foundation. She also spends her time as the Kids Director of the John E Lewy Advocacy Scholars Program. With her teenage daughter, they enjoy keeping busy with going on outdoor adventures and traveling.

  • 2011-2020 Best Doctors in America® List


Tulane University, 1985
Pediatrics, Tulane University
Nephrology (Clinical), Tulane University; Nephrology (Research), University of Virginia