Fellowship Program Director Welcome

Message from the Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Natalie Freidin 
Natalie Freidin, M.D.

Welcome to the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Medical University in South Carolina. We are excited that you are considering a career in nephrology!

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, South Carolina, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center. MUSC’s mission is to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond through education, research, and patient care. The campus is located along the beautiful Ashley River on the peninsula of downtown Charleston and contains four separate hospitals (with > 1000 beds combined) where our nephrology fellows provide in-patient and ambulatory services:

MUSC is the tertiary referral center for South Carolina. It is the only kidney transplant center in South Carolina. There are also heart and liver transplant programs, an advanced heart failure program, and a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center. These programs provide a robust training environment, and MUSC nephrology fellows develop expertise in the management of acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), fluid and electrolytes disorders, glomerular disease, hypertension, and transplantation medicine across this broad clinical spectrum.

MUSC Nephrology has a long history of fellowship education and has been training nephrologists since 1976. The MUSC Nephrology Fellowship’s mission is to train nephrologists to provide high quality, patient-centered care for a broad spectrum of kidney diseases and to develop expertise in renal procedures including in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), kidney biopsy and dialysis access management. The Division does so in a supportive environment that promotes physician wellness and personal development.