Susan Gurley, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine
  • Division Head, Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine


Dr. Gurley studies the pathogenesis of hypertension and diabetic kidney disease.  Her laboratory studies rely on mouse models of human diseases to dissect relevant pathways contributing to hypertension and kidney disease.  She has research programs looking at the renin-angiotensin system, specifically angiotensin II signaling  and actions of ACE2 in the kidney, and mechanisms of diabetic nephropathy, using novel mouse models.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1990, University of Mississippi
    • Ph.D., 1994, University of Mississippi
    • M.D., 1998, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship

    • Research Fellow - Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
    • Clinical Fellow in Nephrology - Duke University Medical Center, 2002
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medicine

Memberships and associations:

  • American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, Editorial Board
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Heart Association - Fellow in the Council on Hypertension

Areas of interest

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathologic mechanisms of hypertensive and diabetic kidney disease
  • Sodium homeostasis in blood pressure regulation


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