Rachel L. Sturdivant, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rachel L. Sturdivant, MD, FNKF is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Sturdivant graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham medical school. She initiated her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and she completed both her residency and her nephrology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Since joining the nephrology faculty in 2003, she has focused her time on patient care and the kidney education of students and patients. She has served as the Medical Director of the Nephrology Anemia clinic 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 Teacher of the Month Award several times by medical students. The nephrology fellows chose her as Best Junior Faculty Teacher in 2006. In 2009, she received the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society whose membership advocates compassion in medicine. She maintains a busy clinical practice with a focus on diagnosis and management of kidney disease and the care of patients who require hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for kidney replacement therapy. She serves as the Medical Director of the Inpatient Acute Dialysis Units at both MUSC and Beaufort Memorial Hospital and is Medical Director of the outpatient Port Royal DCI dialysis center. She advocates for patients with ESRD by serving on the Medical Advisory Board for Network 6. The Division of Nephrology also entrusts her as the Director of Clinical Operations for the MUSC Nephrology practice. Her clinical interests include general nephrology, chronic kidney disease and systems improvement for quality clinical care
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