Aundrea Loftley, M.D.

Aundrea Loftley, M.D.

Aundrea E. Loftley, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine and endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She is originally from Columbia, SC and currently resides in Charleston with her husband Charles and 4-year-old son Andrew.

Dr. Loftley completed her medical school training, internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at MUSC and is board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology. In 2015, after completing her fellowship in endocrinology, she established the first outpatient endocrinology practice for McLeod Physician Associates at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, South Carolina. In 2018, she was awarded the Professional Research Consultants Excellence in Healthcare Top Performer Award for scoring at or above the 100% percentile for patient satisfaction.

Her major clinical interest is in health disparities related to diabetes and pregnancy outcomes. Since returning to MUSC in 2018, Dr. Loftley has worked with a multidisciplinary team to establish a clinic that provides care for women with high-risk pregnancies complicated by diabetes. In addition to providing care for patients, she is committed to undergraduate medical education through service as a Master Clinical Skills Teacher and a Fundamentals of Patient Care Preceptor. Her engagement in graduate medical education includes her role as an Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director. Dr. Loftley’s clinical work, community outreach and involvement in education helped create a new pathway for institutional service through her appointment as the inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Loftley lives by the motto: "To whom much is given, much is required."

What do you like best about your job?

"My job gives me the opportunity to develop relationships with people from all walks and all stages of life – this is what I love the most. These relationships are built on trust and I am always humbled by people’s willingness to entrust their physicians with the most precious aspects of their lives. My work as an endocrinologist allows for the development of long-term relationships and creates opportunities to grow with and learn from my patients.“