Summerville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Sudipta Misra, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and Dr. Alexander Soutter, Pediatric General Surgeon, at Summerville Pediatric Specialists

Supidta Misra, MD in pediatric GI

Welcomes Dr. Sudipta Misra, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and Dr. Alexander Soutter, Pediatric General Surgeon, who join Dr. George Harris, Pediatric ENT, at Summerville Pediatric Specialists

Summerville, SC (October 9, 2017) – Summerville Medical Center is ensuring that Lowcountry families have easy access to the best care for their children. In addition to the hospital’s pediatric ER, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Summerville Medical Center has recently added board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric specialists in:
• General surgery
• Gastroenterology
• Ear, nose and throat
• Plastic surgery
• Radiology

The hospital’s comprehensive pediatric program is designed to respond to the needs of this rapidly growing community and is based on recommendations by Summerville Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board, community pediatric physicians, patients and hospital staff.

This month, Summerville Medical Center welcomes Dr. Sudipta Misra, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, and Dr. Alexander Soutter, Pediatric General Surgeon, to join Dr. George Harris, Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat, at Summerville Pediatric Specialists.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Misra and Dr. Soutter to our pediatric program,” said Lisa Valentine, Summerville Medical Center CEO. “They bring a commitment to our growing community of families and a vision for providing easy access to extraordinary care for children.”

Dr. Sudipta Misra will lead the pediatric GI team. Dr. Misra is board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatric gastroenterology with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Misra received his medical degree from the Medical College Calcutta in Kolkata, India, completed his fellowship from the University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center and his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He has led the Pediatric GI divisions at UIC College of Medicine in Peoria, IL, Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA, and Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC and most recently was a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Misra and the GI team treat a wide range of GI conditions including celiac disease, chronic diarrhea, constipation, feeding difficulty, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeds, inflammatory bowel disease, and reflux.

“I am proud to be working alongside Dr. Alexander Soutter and Dr. George Harris at Summerville Pediatric Specialists,” said Dr. Misra. “I look forward to joining Summerville Medical Center’s exceptional pediatric program and offering our community easy access to gastroenterology care for their children.”

The pediatric general surgery team is led by Dr. Alexander (“Sam”) Soutter, who is board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He trained in general surgery at Harvard Medical School and then completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatric urology fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He has been practicing pediatric surgery for over twenty years. Dr. Soutter and his team provide comprehensive pediatric surgical services that include general surgery, newborn surgery, pediatric urology, and thoracic surgery, and they use the least invasive approach possible: laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, or scarless umbilical incision surgery.

“My wife, our three daughters and I are very excited to be moving to the Summerville area,” commented Dr. Alexander Soutter. “I love working with Dr. Sudipta Misra and Dr. George Harris and alongside the entire outstanding pediatric team at Summerville Medical Center – pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, anesthesiologists, intensivists, neonatologists and nurses. We’re all dedicated to creating a child-friendly environment that makes kids and their parents feel at ease throughout their entire experience.”

In March 2017, the hospital broke ground on a $53 million expansion designed to improve access to the highest quality of services for women and children, including 30 additional beds, expansion of the Women’s Hospital with the addition of labor and delivery rooms, a C-section procedure room, newborn nursery rooms and Level II Nursery Rooms. The Women’s Hospital is scheduled to open these additional 30 beds in May 2018 with a celebration for the fully completed center in spring 2019.

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Summerville Pediatric Specialists offers patients local, high quality, personalized pediatric health care including ear, nose, throat (ENT), gastroenterology (GI), and general surgery. Learn more at www.SummervillePedsSpecialists.com and call 843-695-2700 to schedule an appointment.

Summerville Medical Center is a 94-bed, acute-care hospital with a 24-hour emergency room, a dedicated ER for children, and comprehensive medical services. The facility enjoys an enviable reputation for its women’s and children’s services including "home-like" birthing suites. Surgical services include orthopedic, reflux, robotic and weight loss surgeries. Summerville Medical Center is part of Trident Health, which has earned recognition as a leader in the delivery of healthcare in the Lowcountry.