Michelle Aliprantis, Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing
and Communications over Suburban Community Hospital, Roxborough Memorial
Hospital, and Lower Bucks Hospital
New Colorectal Surgeon Joins Suburban Community Hospital
East Norriton, PA (December 2, 2019) – Dr. Dadrie F. Baptiste, a surgeon specializing in colon and rectal
surgery, and general surgery, has joined the Suburban Community Hospitals
medical staff and Suburban Surgical Specialists Physician Network.
Dr. Baptiste performs a number of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
at Suburban Community Hospital. Her areas of expertise include DaVinci
Robotics, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), a minimally invasive,
same-day surgical procedure for the removal of large rectal polyps, as
well as colonoscopy. In addition, she is a widely published author, skilled
presenter, and a mentor to medical students.
“We are thrilled to have a physician of Dr. Baptiste’s caliber
joining the medical staff at our hospital,” said CMO Mathews Mathews,
MD. “She is a highly skilled surgeon who is well-versed in minimally
invasive approaches to colon and rectum surgery and laparoscopic surgery,
as well as advanced robot-assisted procedures. Her addition to our faculty
will greatly enhance our surgical program at Suburban Community Hospital
for the people in our community.”
Dr. Baptiste received her medical degree from Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She went on to complete her internship and
residency in general surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine
and completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at William Beaumont
Hospital/Oakland University, Oakland, MI.
In addition, Dr. Baptiste received multiple honors and awards from the
American Association for Cancer Research, AS Scholar in Training Award,
Indiana University School of Medicine, the Shirley Dawn Wyss Breast Cancer
Research Fellowship Award, and Washington University St. Louis School
Dr. Baptiste is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and Indiana.
In addition to her post at Suburban Community Hospital, Dr. Baptiste is
a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of
Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, and American
Dr. Baptiste is currently accepting new patients at Surgical Specialists,
Suite 309 on 2705 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton, PA 19401. Appointments can
be made by calling 610.277.6131.
About Suburban Community Hospital- Suburban Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital, and a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
For over 65 years, Suburban Community Hospital has been delivering quality
healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. Suburban Community
Hospital, originally named Riverview Hospital, opened in 1944. Chartered
at 740 Sandy Street in Norristown, PA, Riverview Osteopathic Hospital
would provide medical and surgical services to the sick, afflicted and
injured, and would educate persons in the care and nursing. As part of
Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Suburban
Community Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating
45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital
in Philadelphia and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.