Susan Wong

Fulbright-University of Leeds Distinguished Scholar Award

Learning the history, systems and cultures of other societies was the rule in Susan’s home growing up, not the exception, and shaped how she not only sees the world but seeks out innovation and growth. 

As a Fulbright Scholar, Susan will investigate the feasibility of adapting models of conservative kidney management (CKM) in the UK for implementation in the US. CKM is a palliative approach to caring for patients with kidney failure who do not wish to undergo dialysis or are unlikely to benefit from this therapy. While CKM programs in the US are still in their infancy, the UK has a number of visionary programs that have set the benchmark for CKM practices worldwide. 

Susan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and a nephrologist, bioethics consultant and health services researcher at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA. She is also the happy mother of three courageous children who will be joining her on this adventure.