Bryan Carmody

"There's something different about being at a children's hospital. Everything here was made for and is dedicated to kids. And every person here chose to work with children. It's the kind of environment that's hard to find elsewhere, and one that I wanted to be a part of. "

Dr. J. Bryan Carmody

(757) 668-7244
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Fellowship: University of Virginia


Dr. Carmody is a lifelong Virginian. Born and raised in Richlands, he majored in chemistry at Washington & Lee University before attending medical school at the University of Virginia. During his medical training, he became fascinated with kidney disease and renal physiology. After completing his residency training at CHKD, he returned to UVA for a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, then came back to CHKD to join the children's kidney center and to be a part of Virginia's only freestanding children's hospital. 

The children's kidney center is equipped to manage all types of kidney disease. The center has the only dedicated pediatric dialysis unit and the only pediatric-specific kidney transplant program in the state of Virginia -- along with a multidisciplinary team to care for the children. Dr. Carmody feels it is a special place to work and is glad to be here. 

In his spare time, Dr. Carmody enjoys writing, running and spending time with his son and family.

Clinical Interests
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Renal transplantation
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Challenging diagnoses in nephrology
Awards & Honors
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2016
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2015
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Neonatal nephrology
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Fluids, electrolytes and acid-base physiology
  • Point-of-care diagnostic testing
  • Pediatric acid-base disorders: A case-based review of procedures and pitfalls. Carmody JB, Norwood VF. Pediatric Child Health. 2013 Jan;18(1):29-32.
  • Pre-operative renal volume predicts peak creatinine after congenital heart surgery in neonates. Carmody JB, Seckeler MD, Ballengee CR, Conaway M, Jayakumar KA, Charlton JR. Cardiology Young. 2013 Nov 8:1-9. 
  • Nephrotoxic medication exposure in very low birth weight infants. Rhone ET, Carmody JB, Swanson JR, Charlton JR. Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine 2013 Nov 29. 
  • Short-term gestation, long-term risk: prematurity and chronic kidney disease. Carmody JB, Charlton JR. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun;131(6):1168-79. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0009. Epub 2013 May 13. 
  • The newlyweds. Carmody JB. American Journal of Kidney Disorder. 2012 Jun;59(6):A25-6. 
  • A clinical approach to paediatric acid-base disorders. Carmody JB, Norwood VF. Postgrad Medical Journal 2012 Mar;88(1037):143-51. 
  • Question from the clinician: management of prenatal hydronephrosis.Carmody JB, Carmody RB. Pediatric Review 2011 Dec;32(12):e110-2. 
  • Urine electrolytes. Carmody JB. Pediatric Review 2011 Feb;32(2):65-8. 
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