Kofi A. Appiah, MD, MPH, FASN has been in medical practice since 1993.

He joined Spartanburg Nephrology Associates in 2007 as an adult Nephrologist and is licensed to practice in the State of South Carolina.

Dr Appiah has practicing privileges in the following Hospitals:

  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, SHRS (#1 Best Hospital in South Carolina -2014, US News & World Report)
  • Hospital for Restorative Care, SHRS
  • Mary Black Hospital
  • Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute

EDUCATION

  • MD - University of Ghana Medical School
  • Master in Public Health (MPH) - University of Massachusetts
  • Graduate, Business of Nephrology - Duke University/Renal Physician Association

TRAINING

  • Internship and Medical Residency – Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (affiliated to the Johns Hopkins Hospital)
  • Fellowship – Nephrology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

HONORS

  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
  • Certificate of Excellence – Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, (VCOM), Carolinas Campus (Spartanburg)

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

  • Chair, Department of Medicine - Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg SC
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology - Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC            (SRMC Nephrology, Best High Performing Specialty – 2014, US News & World Report)
  • Medical Director - DCI Clinic, Gaffney & Spartanburg (Dillon Drive), South Carolina

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • National Medical Association
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Renal Physicians Association
  • American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Medical Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Thomas D. Nolin, Kofi Appiah, Scott A. Kendrick, Phuong Le, Ellen McMonagle and Jonathan Himmelfarb: Hemodialysis Acutely Improves Hepatic CYP3A4 Metabolic Activity.  J. Am. Soc. Nephrol., Sep 2006; 17: 2363-2367. (Fast Track Status attained for publication.)  
  • Lucas GM, Eustace JA, Sozio S, Mentari EK, Appiah KA, Moore RD: Highly active anti-retroviral therapy and the incidence of HIV-1-associated nephropathy: a 12-year cohort study. AIDS 2004, 18: 541-546.

Dr. Appiah resides in Spartanburg with his family. His hobbies include tennis and soccer.