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Winnie                         Su

Winnie S. Su MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus


Professional Summary:

I care for patients with a broad range of renal disorders, including acute and chronic kidney diseases, end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis or transplantation, glomerular disorders, polycystic disease, electrolyte disorders and resistant hypertension. I have a subspecialized interest in peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. I work with a team of health care professionals to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of treatment plans for my patients. Once a treatment plan is selected, I help patients and their families understand the risk factors and complications that may be part of treatment and, if complications arise, how to handle them.

My clinical responsibilities are primarily centered at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) where I care for both inpatients and outpatients. I care for inpatients as an attending physician on the inpatient nephrology service and nephrology consultation services. I see outpatients through the UBMD Nephrology Clinic and the Dialysis Unit. I also serve as the director for home dialysis services at ECMC, and in this role I strive to ensure that patients who perform dialysis at home receive the highest quality care to achieve optimal outcomes.

I participate in clinical trials related to dialysis where I enroll patients eligible for the treatment protocols. My clinical research interests include cardiac disease risk factors and outcomes in peritoneal and hemodialysis patients.

As the program director for the Nephrology Fellowship Program, I oversee and develop the clinical and didactic curriculum for fellows who are training to become nephrologists. I am also actively involved in the education of medical students and internal medicine residents.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, McMaster University (2008)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia (2006)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Queen‘s University (2003)
  • BPharm, Pharmacy, University of Toronto (1999)
  • Medical Director, Clevehill Dialysis Unit (2016-present)
  • Director, Nephrology Training Program, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2015-present)
  • Director, Home Dialysis Program, Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care and Erie County Medical Center (2013-present)
  • Nephrologist, UBMD Internal Medicine (2012-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011-present)
  • Clinical Scholar, Medicine, McMaster University School of Medicine, Canada (2008–2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • American Society of Nephrology Renal Week Resident's Program (2004)
  • Franklene & Helene Bracken Scholarship in Medicine, Queen's U. (2002)
  • Adiel Steacy Memorial Scholarship, Queen's University (2001)
  • University of British Columbia Pathology Summer Research Scholarship (2001)
  • Daniel MacTavish Baker Scholarship, Queen's University (2000)
  • Jack Eliot Cardiology Research Scholarship, U. of Toronto (2000)
  • PharmaPlus Drugmarts Limited Scholarship, U. of Toronto (1999)
  • Merck Frosst Scholarship, U. of Toronto (1998)
  • Fred W. Teare Scholarship, U. of Toronto (1998)

Research Expertise:
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: (Nephrology)
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • February 2015
    Dialysis Induced Metabolic Alkalosis and Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia
    Research for Health in Erie County
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • November 2013
    A randomized, parallel group, open-label, multicenter study to investigate the efficacy and safety of oral BAY 85-3934 and active comparator (epoetin alfa / beta) in the maintenance treatment of subjects with anemia associated with chronic kidney disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2010
    Effect of bio-impedance analysis versus usual care on left ventricular mass in peritonealdialysis patients: a randomized controlled trial
    Baxter Extramural Grant
    Role: Contributor

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Professional Memberships:
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2007–present)
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • "Internal Medicine Board Review: Chronic Kidney Disease. University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine" University at Buffalo / Jacobs School of Medicine (2017)
  • "Effects of Acetate-Containing Bicarbonate-Buffered Dialysate on Ventricular Arrhythmias in End Stage Renal Disease Patients." National Kidney Foundation Conference, UBMD Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2017)
  • "Making the Best Choices of Dialysis." Kidney Foundation of Western New York, Kidney Foundation of Western New York (2016)
  • "Chronic Kidney Disease: A Value-Based Approach." Dept. of Medicine City-Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2016)

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Contact Information

462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4803
Fax: (716) 898-3928

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