- Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center (2001-2004), Nephrology
- Residency - Duke University Medical Center (1998-2001), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - George Washington University School of Medicine (1994-1998)
Susan Hedayati, M.D.
Associate Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development
- Yin Quan-Yuen Distinguished Professorship in Nephrology
- Internal Medicine - Nephrology
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Diabetic nephropathy
Susan Hedayati, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, and resistant hypertension.
Dr. Hedayati earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed both her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at Duke University Medical Center. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical health sciences and biostatistics from Duke.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004.
At UTSW, Dr. Hedayati serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Nephrology Clinical and Population Health Research, and Co-Director of the O’Brien Kidney Clinical and Translational Core.
On a national level, Dr. Hedayati serves on the American College of Physicians’ Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) Nephrology Planning Committee and Faculty. She is also a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and is active as teaching faculty for its annual Nephrology Board Review Course.
Dr. Hedayati’s research focuses on acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, specifically acute kidney injury in COVID-19; cardiac biomarkers and anti-platelet treatment in the management of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease; cardiorenal syndrome; epidemiology and outcomes of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease; and inflammation and depression in chronic kidney disease.
She has delivered numerous lectures globally, published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and coauthored chapters of textbooks including Chronic Renal Disease and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease.
Among many other honors, Dr. Hedayati received UT Southwestern’s 2020 Leaders in Clinical Excellence Mentoring Award.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American Society of Nephrology (Fellow)
- American Heart Association
- National Kidney Foundation
Honors & Awards
- Leaders in Clinical Excellence Mentoring Award 2020, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Outstanding Reviewer 2018, Circulation Journal, American Heart Association
- National Nominee, Councilor-at-Large 2019, American Society of Nephrology
- Program Committee Service Award 2015, American Society of Nephrology
- First Place Award for Clinical Research 2004, Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, Nephrology Young Investigators Forum
- Duke Clinical Research Institute Research Fellow's Award 2004, Duke University
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fellowship Award 2002, Duke University
- First Place Award for Research 1996, George Washington University
- NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Award 1995, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Books & Publications
Comparative Efficacy of Therapies for Treatment of Depression for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Mehrotra R, Cukor D, Unruh M, Rue T, Heagerty P, Cohen SD, Dember LM, Diaz-Linhart Y, Dubovsky A, Greene T, Grote N, Kutner N, Trivedi MH, Quinn DK, Ver Halen N, Weisbord SD, Young BA, Kimmel PL, Hedayati SS Annals of internal medicine 2019 Feb
Utility of Traditional Circulating and Imaging-Based Cardiac Biomarkers in Patients with Predialysis CKD.
Colbert G, Jain N, de Lemos JA, Hedayati SS Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2014 Nov
Differences in Whole Blood Platelet Aggregation at Baseline and in Response to Aspirin and Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel in Patients With Versus Without Chronic Kidney Disease.
Jain N, Li X, Adams-Huet B, Sarode R, Toto RD, Banerjee S, Hedayati SS The American journal of cardiology 2015 Dec
Management of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors in CKD: What Are the Data?
Gregg LP, Hedayati SS American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2018 Feb
Association of urinary sodium/potassium ratio with blood pressure: sex and racial differences.
Hedayati SS, Minhajuddin AT, Ijaz A, Moe OW, Elsayed EF, Reilly RF, Huang CL Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2012 Feb 7 2 315-22
Rationale and design of the Chronic Kidney Disease Antidepressant Sertraline Trial (CAST).
Jain N, Trivedi MH, Rush AJ, Carmody T, Kurian B, Toto RD, Sarode R, Hedayati SS Contemporary clinical trials 2013 Jan 34 1 136-44
Antiplatelet Therapy in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with CKD: What Is the Evidence?
Jain N, Hedayati SS, Sarode R, Banerjee S, Reilly RF Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2012 Sep
Recognition and Management of Resistant Hypertension.
Braam B, Taler SJ, Rahman M, Fillaus JA, Greco BA, Forman JP, Reisin E, Cohen DL, Saklayen MG, Hedayati SS Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2016 Nov
Association of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 with Death and Atherosclerotic Events in Chronic Kidney Disease.
Gregg LP, Tio MC, Li X, Adams-Huet B, de Lemos JA, Hedayati SS American journal of nephrology 2018 Jun 47 6 395-405
Non-pharmacological aspects of blood pressure management: what are the data?
Hedayati SS, Elsayed EF, Reilly RF Kidney international 2011 May 79 10 1061-70
Effect of Sertraline on Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Without Dialysis Dependence: The CAST Randomized Clinical Trial.
Hedayati SS, Gregg LP, Carmody T, Jain N, Toups M, Rush AJ, Toto RD, Trivedi MH JAMA 2017 11 318 19 1876-1890
Impaired Renal Function on Cholesterol Efflux Capacity, HDL Particle Number, and Cardiovascular Events.
Chindhy S, Joshi P, Khera A, Ayers CR, Hedayati SS, Rohatgi A Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2018 Aug 72 6 698-700
Association of urinary sodium-to-potassium ratio with obesity in a multiethnic cohort.
Jain N, Minhajuddin AT, Neeland IJ, Elsayed EF, Vega GL, Hedayati SS The American journal of clinical nutrition 2014 Feb
Effect Modification of Chronic Kidney Disease on the Association of Circulating and Imaging Cardiac Biomarkers With Outcomes.
Gregg LP, Adams-Huet B, Li X, Colbert G, Jain N, de Lemos JA, Hedayati SS Journal of the American Heart Association 2017 Jul 6 7
Association of Blood Pressure Variability and Diuretics With Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 1-5.
Gregg LP, Hedayati SS, Yang H, Van Buren PN, Banerjee S, Navaneethan SD, Virani SS, Winkelmayer WC, Alvarez CA, Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979) 2021 Jan HYPERTENSIONAHA12016117
Association between major depressive episodes in patients with chronic kidney disease and initiation of dialysis, hospitalization, or death.
Hedayati SS, Minhajuddin AT, Afshar M, Toto RD, Trivedi MH, Rush AJ JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2010 May 303 19 1946-53
A Novel Treatment for Vascular Calcification in Patients With Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease: Are We There Yet?
Hedayati SS, Circulation 2020 03 141 9 740-742
When is a Conservative Approach to Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Preferable to Renal Replacement Therapy?
Berger JR, Hedayati SS Seminars in dialysis 2014 May 27 3 253-6
How should clinicians interpret cardiac troponin values in patients with ESRD?
Jain N, Hedayati SS Seminars in dialysis 2011 Jul-Aug 24 4 398-400
Renal replacement therapy in the elderly population.
Berger JR, Hedayati SS Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2012 Jun 7 6 1039-46
Rise or fall of glomerular filtration rate: does it matter?
Nishank J, Susan Hedayati S Kidney international 2013 Apr 83 4 550-3
- Comparative Efficacy of Therapies for Treatment of Depression for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
- Acute kidney injury and cardiorenal syndrome
- Acute kidney injury in COVID-19
- Cardiac biomarkers and anti-platelet treatment in the management of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease
- Epidemiology and outcomes of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease
- Inflammation and depression in chronic kidney disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Resistant hypertension