Program Leadership

Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship 
Jason M. Kidd, MD

Division Chair, Division of Nephrology
Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Program Director, Jason M. Kidd, MD

Dr. KiddDr. Kidd is currently the training program director for the Nephrology Fellowship at VCU. Dr. Kidd completed his undergraduate education at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2008. He completed both his Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He returned to Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine. 

Dr. Kidd’s clinical and research interest is in glomerular kidney disease and vasculitis. He is site primary investigator for the CureGN study at VCU. He also serves on the editorial board for the Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP) for the American Society of Nephrology. He has received several teaching awards from internal medicine residents and was recognized by the Department of Internal Medicine at VCU for excellence in education in 2016.

Dr. Kidd lives with his wife, Sarah, and son in Richmond. He enjoys traveling with his family and playing pick-up basketball. A native of New Hampshire, he is an avid Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Jason M. Kidd, MD
Assistant Professor 
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Division Chair, Todd W.B. Gehr, MD

Dr. Todd W.B. Gehr

Dr. Gehr currently is the Vice-Chairman of Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Gehr received his undergraduate training at Purdue University in Chemical Engineering and went on to receive a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his MD from West Virginia University Medical School in Morgantown, WV. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY he went on to a Renal Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, VA. Since 1987 he has been on the faculty of VCUHS  and is currently a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gehr is the Medical Director of the RAI/VCU Dialysis unit and Physician Director of the VCU Home Dialysis Program. Dr. Gehr is also on the Board of Directors for the Mid Atlantic Renal Coalition (Network 5).

Research interests include renal pharmacology, animal models of CKD progression and CKD related hypertension and the use of biomarkers in transplantation and care of ESRD patients. Current interest involve the use of the 5/6 nephrectomy rat and mouse models of CKD. Of particular interest has been the delineation of mechanisms of renal protection, particularly using curcumin as one such agent that seems to ameliorate the rate of CKD progression. Active collaboration with investigators within the Department of Internal Medicine and in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology occur. Another focus has been the development of an animal model of hepatorenal syndrome through active collaboration with the Hepatology Division. Multiple areas of clinical investigation include novel treatments for acute kidney injury, the use of biomarkers to diagnose renal allograft rejection, novel treatments of hypertension, delineating hemodynamic and renal effects of paracentesis in patients with cirrhosis, and the impact of daily dialysis on dialysis patient outcomes. Dr. Gehr has received numerous teaching awards from Medical Students and Internal Medicine Housestaff and has published more than 75 articles.

Dr. Gehr and his family have lived in Richmond for more than 20 years. Lynne, his wife, is an Anesthesiologist at VCUHS and they have two daughters. He and his wife enjoy skiing, sailing, fishing, hiking and scuba diving.

Todd W.B. Gehr, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Division of Nephrology 
Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine