Victoria F. Norwood, M.D.

Victoria F. Norwood, M.D.


Victoria F. Norwood, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology

M.D., 1985: Tulane University
Residency: Tulane University
Fellowship: University of Virginia
Certification: Pediatrics; Nephrology

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As division leader of pediatric nephrology, my roles are multiple. The delivery of efficient, state-of-the-art, patient-and family-centered care to children and adolescents with renal disease is paramount. As an academic practice we are charged with creating and disseminating new knowledge through research and also with teaching future clinicians and pediatric nephrologists. This is a team effort requiring dedicated physicians, nurses, educators, nutritionists, social workers, clinical trials coordinators, research technicians, office staff, and advanced nephrology trainees.

I also have a strong interest in addressing issues of interest to all pediatric nephrologists and serve as the Treasurer of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and Co-chair of its Training and Certification Committee. I also chair the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties, a group whose mission is to increase communication between pediatric subspecialties and the larger world of government, training agencies, research entities, and pediatric leadership.

While I no longer have an active basic science lab, I remain interested in the molecular embryology of renal development and maldevelopment, a shared interest with other researchers in the division. We have developed an active clinical trials program in collaboration with adult nephrology. This program currently manages pharmaceutical trials of antihypertensives and anemia treatments as well as NIH sponsored trials in chronic kidney disease, HUS, and FSGS.

In the area of education, I am proudest of our activities as an ACGME-accredited training program for pediatric nephrology fellows. Pediatricians with desires to develop a career in pediatric nephrology gain clinical expertise and clinical translational or basic research training in our program. For more than 20 years these trainees have populated the academic programs in the US and Canada to continue the process.

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Cachat F, McGahren E, Van Melle G, Reinberg O, Norwood VF. Arterial hypertension after surgical closure of omphalocele and gastroschisis. Ped Nephrol 2006;21:225-229.

Grinsell MM, Showalter S, Gordon KA, Norwood VF. Single kidney and sports participation: perception versus reality. Pediatrics 2006;118:1019-1027.

Gomez RA, Norwood VF. The kidney in infants and children. In Primer on Kidney Diseases, 4th Ed. Edited by Greenberg A. Elsevier Science, USA. 2005.

Pinsk MN, Norwood VF. An overview of structure and function of the kidney. In Pediatric Critical Care, 3rd Ed. Edited by Fuhrman and Zimmerman. Mosby, Inc. 2006.

Norwood VF. Renal Diseases. For Pediatrics Recall. 3rd Ed. Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

Grinsell MM, Norwood VF. At the bottom of the differential diagnosis: unusual causes of pediatric hypertension. In press. Pediatric Nephrology, 2008.

Norwood VF. Proteinuria. For Pediatric Nephrology for the Primary Care Physician, American Academy of Pediatrics. Amin J. Barakat and Russell W. Chesney (editors), in press, 2008.

Chapters and Reviews Invited and in Progress

Functional Development of the Kidney in Utero. For Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, 4th Ed., WB Saunders.

Online Publications

Norwood VF, Chevalier RA. Renal Development: Disorders of the Fetus and Newborn. In Rudolph's Pediatrics Online. Edited by Rudolph AM, Hoffman JIE and Rudolph CD, McGraw-Hill electronic on Access Medicine, 2005.

Grinsell MM, Warardy BA, Gatti JM, Norwood VF. Sport participation in children with single kidneys. In Renal wire at (WebMD). May 2006.