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For Immediate Release:
Sudhir K. Dutta, M.D. head of the Division of Gastroenterology at Sinai Hospital, was awarded the designation "Master of the American College of Gastroenterology" at the ACG's annual scientific meeting today.
The ACG is a national association representing more than 11,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases. The ACG names very few of its Fellows as Masters, said ACG President Philip O. Katz, M.D.
"It limits this distinction only to those few, who because of their recognized stature and achievement in clinical gastroenterology, and because of their contributions to the College in service and leadership, have been recommended by the Awards Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees," said Katz.
Dutta said he is honored by the recognition of his peers. "It is a rare distinction bestowed by the College. They have given it to only 104 people in the entire history of the College which has been in existence for over 60 years." Dutta has represented Maryland at the annual meeting for several years as governor of the ACG.
Dutta practices gastroenterology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Northwest Hospital. He has published more than 300 articles and abstracts in scientific journals. In 2000, Dutta was selected by Baltimore magazine for its "Best Physicians in the Region" edition.
Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.