Amy Sussman, MD

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
  • Clerkship Director, Department of Medicine
  • Vice Chair of Education, Department of Medicine

An associate professor of medicine, Dr. Sussman is the Vice Chair of Education in the UA Department of Medicine, as well as the department's clerkship director, and program director of the UA Nephrology Fellowship. She completed her medical schooling at the University of Arizona and her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Washington. She was selected and served as Chief Medical Resident following completion of her residency. She subsequently pursued a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Washington during which time she spent three years dedicated to bench research focusing on mechanisms of podocyte detachment utilizing both cell culture and animal models under the direction of Dr. Stuart Shankland. Dr. Sussman was recruited to the University of Arizona in 2009 and has served as a clinician educator with a strong emphasis in medical student teaching and has been distinguished with multiple teaching awards in the College of Medicine.  She assumed the role of Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship in 2013. Dr. Sussman maintains an active interest in Glomerulonephritis and is a sub-investigator of the Membranous Nephropathy Trial of Rituxan (MENTOR) clinical trial. She additionally serves as the Medical Director of DCI Desert Dialysis units, Sauharita, and South Tucson.  She has developed and is the Clinical Director of the nocturnal in-center dialysis program at DCI South Tucson.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 2001
Residency
  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency 2001-2004
  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Chief Medical Residency, 2004-2005
Fellowship
  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Nephrology, 2005-2008
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology - Subspecialty