Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty
Susan Hedayati, MD, FASN, is an NIH R01-funded independent clinical investigator in nephrology. She received her medical degree 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 also 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.
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.
Currently, she serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, the Director for Clinical and Translational Research in Nephrology, and the Co-Director of the O’Brien Kidney Clinical and Translational Core at UTSW. She is the recipient of 2 NIDDK R01 grants and the PI of an NHLBI R38 residency training grant, UT-STAAR. In 2020, she received the Leaders in Clinical Excellence Mentoring Award at UTSW for her track record of effective mentoring of medical students, residents, NIH T32 nephrology fellows, and junior faculty at UTSW.