Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty
Susan Hedayati, MD, FASN, graduated from George Washington University and completed both her residency training in Internal Medicine and nephrology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. During her nephrology fellowship, she completed coursework that culminated in a Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences and Biostatistics from Duke. She then joined the nephrology faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) on the Clinical Investigator Track.
In 2011, Dr. Hedayati was appointed as Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Training at UTSW, having served as the Associate Program Director for three years prior, and is currently the Chief of Nephrology at the Dallas VA Medical Center. She restructured the fellowship program to incorporate protected research time for clinical track fellows. In addition, she reorganized the didactic lecture series to integrate evidence-based teaching and an interactive audience-response system, incorporated simulation teaching for procedures, and developed other innovative teaching activities such as a critical appraisal of the literature lecture series and a formal evidence-based approach to journal club. Currently, she mentors research fellows on the NIH T32 grant and has her own NIH-funded research projects.