Rachel L. Sturdivant, M.D.
Rachel L. Sturdivant, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Sturdivant graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She initiated her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed both her residency and her nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Since joining the faculty in 2003, she has focused her time serving as the Medical Director of the Anemia Clinic (current) and as the Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program (2003-2009). She enjoys teaching the future generation of physicians and has been nominated for the Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Award and was awarded Best Junior Faculty Teacher by the nephrology fellows in 2006. In 2009, she received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her clinical practice encompasses all areas of nephrology with a focus on patients with chronic kidney disease. Her primary research interests include anemia of chronic kidney disease, iron deficiency, polycystic kidney disease, and systems improvement for quality care and patient education.
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