Nephrologist Freedom Ikedionwu, MD has joined the staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and will be joining the Physician Associates of Cookeville Regional with fellow nephrologist Lee Ray Crowe, MD in his office at 128 North Whitney in Cookeville. Dr. Ikedionwu is Board certified and re-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Ikedionwu received his medical degree in 1985 from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He did his Internship at Meharry Medical College and Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Nephrology Fellowship training at Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital) in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ikedionwu as part of his fellowship program received special training in Diabetic Kidney Diseases at Joslin Diabetic Center, Boston. Upon completing his fellowship training in 1994, Dr. Ikedionwu established an Internal Medicine and Nephrology private practice in Lawton, Oklahoma where he practiced for over 16 years prior to coming to Cookeville. Nephrology involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the kidneys. Dr. Ikedionwu has special interest and training in managing Hypertension and Kidney Diseases related to Diabetes. Dr. Ikedionwu and his wife have five children.