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Kendra K. Ham
Kendra K. Ham, MD, FAAP, is a board certified Pediatrician specializing in Child Abuse Pediatrics, and a native of Greenville, SC. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Debra Ham of Greenville, SC. As of May 2017, Dr. Ham is the only African American out of thirteen practicing Child Abuse Pediatricians in the state of South Carolina. Dr. Ham is a graduate of the College of Charleston where she received dual degrees in Spanish and Biology. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Pursuing her passion to care for abused and neglected children, in June of 2016, Dr. Ham completed her fellowship in Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, and was appointed Assistant Professor and Clinic Director at MUSC on July 1, 2016. She currently represents MUSC on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Task Force both at the local and national levels. She has co-authored articles for medical journals and has presented at various medical conferences in the region. She was honored to present her research on the treatment of chlamydia infections in children in Oxford, England, in September of 2016. Despite the demands of being a full-time attending physician, clinic director and educator, Dr. Ham enjoys mentoring middle school girls in the Charleston County School District and providing instruction at schools and other children’s events on a variety of safety topics.