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Nicholas Shungu MD

Dr. Nicholas Shungu is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), where he teaches and treats patients.  Raised in Lawrenceville, NJ, he received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where he graduated cum laude.  Following his undergraduate studies, he spent a formative year working for a non-profit organization in Ethiopia through the Duke University Hart Leadership Program.  He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Society. Dr. Shungu completed his family medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he served as chief resident. He is board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Shungu was faculty at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Charleston in 2017. He currently serves as the MUSC school of medicine faculty lead for the Institute for Primary Care, a statewide program focused on recruiting primary care providers. He holds a role as faculty co-advisor for the MUSC chapter of SNMA, a national organization dedicated to equity and social justice in medicine.  He also serves on the MUSC credentialing committee.  Dr. Shungu sits on the board of directors at Fetter Health Care Network, where he functions as chair of the clinical quality committee.  His clinical passions include chronic disease management, care for underserved and medically vulnerable populations, and prostate cancer disparities.  Outside of medicine, Dr. Shungu enjoys music, books, movies, sports, and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.