Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty
Susan Hedayati, MD, FASN, is an NIH R01-funded independent investigator. She received her M.D. from George Washington University and completed residency training in internal medicine and nephrology fellowship at Duke University. She also completed a master's degree in Clinical Sciences and Biostatistics from Duke. She then joined the research nephrology faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW).
Having served for a number of years as the Training Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship, Dr. Hedayati restructured the fellowship program to incorporate protected research time for clinical track fellows; reorganized the didactic lecture series to integrate evidence-based teaching and an interactive audience-response system; and incorporated simulation teaching for nephrology procedures. She also developed other innovative teaching activities such as a critical appraisal of the literature lecture series and a formal evidence-based approach to journal club.
She serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Director for Clinical and Translational Research in Nephrology, and Co-Director of the O'Brien Kidney Clinical and Translational Core. She is the recipient of 2 NIDDK R01 grants and an NHLBI R38 residency training grant. She received the Leaders in Clinical Excellence Mentoring Award at UTSW for her track record of effective mentoring.