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Karim Soliman PhD, MBBCh, MSc

Karim Magdy Mohamed Soliman PhD, MBBCh, MSc

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Medicine
Academic Focus
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • General Nephrology
  • Immunology and Immunotherapy
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Karim Soliman, MD, MSc, PhD is a transplant nephrologist who specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation.  Dr. Soliman is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.  In addition to authoring pocket-guides and book chapters on kidney and transplantation, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals.  He received multiple awards and has been an invited speaker at regional and national meetings.  Dr. Soliman is passionate about establishing and improving protocols to ensure the best possible outcomes for kidney transplant recipients and living kidney donors.  He currently serves as the Medical Director of Living Kidney Donation at the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as the Medical Director of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System's Kidney Transplant Program, where he is diligently laying the groundwork for the program's foundation.  On the clinical aspect, Dr. Soliman prioritizes providing each patient with excellent, courteous, and compassionate care.  


Dr. Soliman received his medical degree from the Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, where he graduated with highest honors.  He spent ten years at Cairo University as a resident then assistant lecturer where he earned his Master’s degree and defended his Doctoral thesis in transplant nephrology before moving to the United States.  Upon his relocation, he joined the Medical University of South Carolina to complete a clinical nephrology fellowship before being appointed as an Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Transplant Nephrology division. 


Dr. Soliman is a fellow of both the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation and a member of the American Society of Transplantation.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and creating educational videos for patients, medical students, residents and fellows.  He excels at motorcycle riding and has won many championships.  Dr. Soliman speaks fluent Arabic, English and German.