Dr. Su received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994, she was a faculty member until she moved to the University of Michigan in 1995. Dr. Su rose through the ranks to become professor both in internal medicine and surgery, the latter because of her multidisciplinary research program. Dr. Su also has a part-time appointment at the University of Michigan affiliate, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, where she is the Associate Chief of Medicine for Subspecialty Care and Access as well as Chief of the Gastroenterology Section.
Dr. Su is the Director of the Ann Arbor Specialty Care Access Network–Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN–ECHO) program, a transformational initiative that leverages technology to improve liver subspecialty care delivery within the VA healthcare system, particularly to underserved and rural areas. As the director of one of the earliest Liver SCAN–ECHO programs, she has led the way in applying this novel case-based distance learning program to improve access to liver subspecialty care.
Dr. Su is an Associate Director for the Morphomics Analysis Group (MAG). The Morphomic Analysis Group is a collaborative of researchers with surgical, medical, radiological, technological, engineering, and data expertise who are working together to document and analyze variation in human body factors. Each investigator in the group is working to understand how variations in very specific body structures impact and predict outcomes.
Dr. Su has won many teaching and research awards in Gastroenterology. She has served on many NIH study sections, particularly the one devoted to career development in Gastroenterology. She is a section editor for the premier journal Gastroenterology, as well as guest editor for multiple other journals, including Clinical Liver Disease.