Medical School
George Washington University School of Medicine (1998)
Duke University Medical Center (2001), Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center (2004), Biomedical Research

Research Interest

  • Cardiac biomarkers and anti-platelet treatment in the management of cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Depression, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment in Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Epidemiology and Outcomes of cardiovascular disease in Chronic Kidney Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

When is a Conservative Approach to Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Preferable to Renal Replacement Therapy?
Berger JR, Hedayati SS Semin Dial 2014 May 27 3 253-6
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 Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2014 Feb
Rise or fall of glomerular filtration rate: does it matter?
Nishank J, Susan Hedayati S Kidney Int. 2013 Apr 83 4 550-3
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 Contemp Clin 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 Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2012 Sep
Renal replacement therapy in the elderly population.
Berger JR, Hedayati SS Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2012 Jun 7 6 1039-46
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 Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2012 Feb 7 2 315-22
How should clinicians interpret cardiac troponin values in patients with ESRD?
Jain N, Hedayati SS Semin Dial 2011 Jul-Aug 24 4 398-400
Non-pharmacological aspects of blood pressure management: what are the data?
Hedayati SS, Elsayed EF, Reilly RF Kidney Int. 2011 May 79 10 1061-70
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 2010 May 303 19 1946-53

Honors & Awards

  • Executive Committe
    American society of Nephrology Program Directors (2013)
  • Fellow
    American Society of Nephrology (2013)
  • NIDDK Special Emphasis Panel
    USRDS Special Study Centers (2013)
  • Cardiorenal Study Section
    American Heart Association (2012)
  • Hypertension Advisory Group
    American Society of Nephrology (2012)
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute Research Fellow's Award
    Duke University (2004)
  • First Place Award for Clinical Research
    Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, Nephrology Young Investigators Forum (2004)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fellowship Award
    Duke University (2002)
  • First Place Award for Research
    George Washington University (1996)
  • NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Award
    NIAID (1995)