Dr. Sarah Huen is originally from Chicago, IL. She received her initial medical training at Northwestern University. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at New York University Medical Center. Intrigued by the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury and frustrated by the lack of any viable therapeutic options, she pursued a research nephrology fellowship and a Ph.D. degree in Investigative Medicine at Yale University in the laboratory of Dr. Lloyd Cantley studying the role of macrophages in ischemic kidney injury. She was a post doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov at Yale where she studied the mechanisms of tissue tolerance and changes in metabolism in systemic inflammation. Dr. Huen joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests include investigating renal metabolism in sepsis and other states of inflammation. Outside of medicine and science, she enjoys cooking, photography and hiking.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Yale University School of Medicine (2011-2013)
  • Graduate School - Yale University School of Medicine (2011-2013), Investigative Medicine
  • Fellowship - Yale University School of Medicine (2007-2012), Nephrology
  • Residency - New York University School of Medicine (2004-2007), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2000-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Nephrology (2008), Member
  • American Heart Association, Kidney Council (2012), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2000, Northwestern University
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar 2016, American Society of Nephrology
  • Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Trainee Award 2017, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Disease Oriented Clinical Scholar Award 2017, UT Southwestern
Books & Publications
  • Renal Metabolism
  • Inflammation and Sepsis
  • Acute Kidney Injury