Susan Crowley, MD, FASN

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); VHA National Program Director for Kidney Disease and Dialysis; Chief, Renal Section, VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Office of Cooperative Research


In my position as the Veterans Health Administration(VHA) National Program Director for Kidney Disease and Dialysis, I lead the development of clinical policies and programs in nephrology for the nation’s largest integrated health care system. As such I serve as Chairperson of the VHA Dialysis Steering Committee, chartered in 2010 to provide programmatic guidance to VHA and assist in the management of the delivery of dialysis services for all enrolled Veterans. I enjoy drafting evidenced based health policy, and collaborating with an incredibly diverse group of colleagues to source innovative solutions for clinical program needs. My experience as the former Medical Director of Dialysis for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VA CT HCS), a VA Dialysis Center recognized twice as a Clinical Program of Excellence by the Under Secretary of Health, provided superb clinical grounding for my current role. In addition, as Chief of the Renal Section at VA CT HCS, I've welcomed the opportunity to expand the diversity of clinical nephrology services available to local Veterans, as well as the clinical renal research initiatives and post graduate professional training opportunities available at the VA.

Education & Training

MD Union University (1984)
Fellowship Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency State University of New York
Internship National Naval Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Society of Nephrology (2010)

Professional Service

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) (2015 - Present) Improving Chronic Disease with PIECES ( ICD-PIECES) Data and Safety Monitoring Board

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014 - Present) Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System Advisory Group

  • Veterans Health Adminstration (2013 - Present) Center for Innovation in Complex Chronic Healthcare (CINCCH) Steering Committee

  • VA/DoD (2013 - 2015) VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care

  • Veterans Health Administration (2010 - Present) VHA Dialysis Steering Committee

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (2010 - Present) VA Innovation Initiative Renal Technical Expert Panel

  • National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP/NIDDK/NIH) (2009 - Present) Kidney Interagency Coordinating Committee

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Contact Info

Susan Crowley, MD, FASN
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue, Ste (111F)

West Haven, CT 06516
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Mailing Address
NephrologyPO Box 208029
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8029