ASN's Mission

ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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About ASN

Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

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.