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Published on December 30, 2015

Altru’s Dr. Bharath Receives Awards From The American College of Gastroenterology.

Grand Forks, N.D. – More than 12,000 gastroenterology professionals worldwide are members of the American College of Gastroenterology. These physicians are committed to providing quality patient care. Somasundaram Bharath, MD, FACG, internal medicine and gastroenterologist at Altru Clinic in Devils Lake, was recently recognized by the American College of Gastroenterology with the following awards. 

    • Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach Prevention and Year-Round Excellence
    • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as Governor of North Dakota area from 2012-2015

After earning his medical degree from Madras University in India, Dr. Bharath completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Stony Brook in New York. He also completed fellowships in gastroenterology at the University of Stony Brook and Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England. 

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology is an organization with an international membership of more than 12,000 individuals from over 80 countries. The college is committed to serving the clinically oriented digestive disease specialist though its emphasis on scholarly practice, teaching and research. The mission of ACG is to serve the evolving needs of physicians in the delivery of high quality, scientifically sound, humanistic, ethical, and cost-effective health care to gastroenterology patients. 

About Altru Clinic | Devils Lake

Altru Clinic in Devils Lake is an integral part of Altru Health System, which is a community-owned, integrated system. Altru’s local staff provide a hometown touch to modern medicine. The team in Devils Lake offers different services including family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedics, oncology, gastroenterology, cardiology, digital mammography, Ear, Nose and Throat, general surgery, home care, nephrology, neurology, podiatry, pulmonology, urology (via telemedicine), respiratory care, speech and language therapy and physical and occupational therapy services. With the support of Altru Health System, Altru Clinic has convenient access to additional specialties, so that every patient receives the highest level of care and service.