About ASN

Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, received her medical degree from George Washington University and completed both her residency training in internal medicine and nephrology fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center. During her nephrology fellowship, Dr. Hedayati 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 Scholar track.

In 2011, Dr. Hedayati was appointed the Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Training at UTSW, having served as the Associate Program Director for three years. During that time, she 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 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 also served as the Chief of Nephrology at the Dallas VA Medical Center from 2012 to 2017.

Currently, Dr. Hedayati mentors research fellows on the NIH T32 grant and has her own NIH-funded research projects. In September 2017, Dr. Hedayati was appointed the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Director for Clinical and Translational Research in Nephrology at UTSW.