Susan Wong is a nephrologist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle and an Acting Instructor in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and her nephrology training, master’s degree in epidemiology and graduate certificates in palliative medicine and clinical ethics from the University of Washington. She is a former recipient of the AKF Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship and is currently supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Wong conducts research on treatment practices and end-of-life care for patients with kidney disease. Her work describes the patient-, provider- and system-level factors that shape these treatment practices and their downstream clinical outcomes. She hopes that her research can help to inform shared decision-making between patients, families and providers for treatments that best reflect patients’ values, goals and preferences in healthcare.