The Division of Nephrology consists of 16 full time clinician and research faculty along with advance practice providers and nurses. The Division serves the needs of a diverse population of patients in the state of Virginia.

Faculty members provide specialty care to patients with specific expertise in renal pharmacology and hypertension, glomerular kidney diseases and onconephrology.

The Division supports an active clinical inpatient and outpatient service at VCU Health. Five outpatient dialysis units are supported by the faculty.

The clinical program supports the education of fellows training in nephrology and our faculty have been recognized as excellent educators at all levels of the School of Medicine.

About the Chief

About the Chief

About the Chief

Dr. Gaurav Gupta currently serves as the Chief for the Division of Nephrology.  He also serves as the Medical Co-Director of the kidney transplant program at VCUHS. Dr. Gupta has previously served as the Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship program.  He continues to mentor several junior faculty, fellows, residents and students in this capacity. He also serves on the National American Society of Transplantation (AST) Kidney/Pancreas Executive Committee Co-Chair and the AST Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Board of Managers.  He has also served on various national committees including those for the United Network of Organ Sharing.  His current research efforts are focused on enhancing access to kidney transplantation by the safe utilization of high-infectious risk donor kidneys (HCV+ and COVID donors). Other areas of focus include molecular diagnostics in kidney transplantation, expansion of the donor pool and reduction of kidney discard as well as many other multi-center studies sponsored by the NIH and/or Industry. In addition to being on journal editorial boards, Dr. Gupta is also an ad-hoc reviewer for most premier journals including JAMA and the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Learn more about Dr. Gupta.

Nephrology outpatient clinics are located at Adult Outpatient Pavilion, Mayland Medical Center and Chesterfield Meadows.  Nephrologists round at 5 outpatient dialysis units in Richmond, Tappahannock and Chesterfield County. The division is undergoing significant expansion with new collaborations and sites in the West End, Tappahanock and South Hill.

Nephrologists at VCU provide care for a wide range of kidney problems including:

  • General Nephrology
  • Acute Kidney
  • Kidney Replacement Therapy
  • In-center Hemodialysis
  • Home Dialysis including Peritoneal and Hemodialysis
  • Glomerular Kidney Diseases including those related to vasculitis, lupus or diabetes
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Management of the Highly Sensitized Patient for Kidney Transplantation
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney problems related to cancer
  • Kidney problems related to heart failure
  • Kidney problems related to liver failure
  • Kidney and blood pressure problems related to pregnancy
  • Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Inherited kidney diseases including APOL1 Nephropathy, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Alport Syndrome and Fabry Disease

Faculty within the Division of Nephrology are active in a wide range of research.

Division of Nephrology
1101 East Marshall Street
Box 980160
Richmond, Virginia 23298
(804) 828-9682

Division Contacts


Gaurav Gupta, MD
Division Chief
Box 980160
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0160
Phone: (804) 828-1855


Rebecca Mullin, MHA
Division Administrator
Box 980663
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0111
Phone:  (804) 828-6866