Dr. Sufian Sorathia
M.D.

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Sufian Sorathia is returning back to his hometown of Daytona Beach where he was raised. After attending Spruce Creek High School (Go Hawks!), Dr. Sorathia graduated cum laude from the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, WI. He was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society during medical school. After medical school, Dr. Sorathia completed his Internal Medicine residency at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center in Miami, where he earned the Outstanding Resident of the Year award by the American College of Physicians - Florida. During his residency, he found his passion for gastroenterology and preventative care. He stayed on at Aventura Hospital & Medical Center to complete his Gastroenterology fellowship and was appointed as Chief Fellow during his final year. Dr. Sorathia is widely published, authoring in peer-reviewed journals, presenting at numerous medical conferences, and participating in multiple leadership hospital committees. Dr. Sorathia has a wide variety of interests within general gastroenterology and hepatology, with a primary focus on colorectal cancer prevention.

In addition to practicing medicine, he is an avid fan of football and basketball, rooting for his alma mater, the Florida Gators. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, who is pursuing a career in Medicine, and his father, who is a practicing Hematologist-Oncologist in the area. 

Postgraduate Education
2020
Gastroenterology Fellowship
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
2017
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Publications

“Endoscopic Approach to Gastric Remnant Outlet Obstruction After Gastric Bypass” World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2020

“Low Fiber Diet” StatPearls 2020

“A Rare Case of Cytomegalovirus in the Gut in an Immunocompetent Host with Ischemic Colitis” Cureus Journal of Medical Science 2020

“Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth” StatPearls 2019

“Rethinking the Spectrum of Biliary Disease: Incipient Cholecystitis, an Intermediate Clinical Entity Between Biliary Colic and Acute Cholecystitis – A Case Series” EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System 2016

“Acute Decompensated Heart Failure – A Review of Inpatient Guidelines” ACP Hospitalist 2015

“Metabolically healthy obesity and the Fit/Fat phenotype: Associations with mortality, subclinical cardiovascular disease, and approach to treatment” Journal of Metabolic Syndrome 2015

“Acute Appendicitis in the Setting of Infectious Mononucleosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature” Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2014

Clinical Research:
Role of BNP Level as Risk Stratification in Patients with Acute GI Bleeding, In progress

Use of High Flow Oxygen During Colonoscopy in Morbidly Obese Patients, In progress

Poster Presentations:
“An Unusual Presentation of Ampullary Neoplasia” 2020
ACG National Nashville, TN

“An Unusual Case of Gastric Remnant Outlet Obstruction After Gastric Bypass” 2020
New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Fellows Night New York, NY

“Rare Obscure Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Bleeding Duodenal Lymphangiectasia” 2019
ACG National San Antonio, TX

“A Scary Case of Gastroenteritis” 2019
ACG National San Antonio, TX 

"Acute Pancreatitis Complicated by Pancreatic Pseudocyst and Splenic Hematoma” 2019
ACG National San Antonio, TX

“Do You Wish to Have a Liver Transplant? A Case of Testosterone Booster-Induced Toxic Hepatitis” 2019 ACG National San Antonio, TX

“EUS-guided Trans-gastric Cholecystostomy: Approach to Malignant Duodenal Obstruction” 2018 New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Fellows Night New York, NY

“Chronic Abdominal Pain Manifesting as Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome” 2017 ACG National Orlando, FL

“Rethinking the Spectrum of Biliary Disease: Incipient Cholecystitis” 2017 Digestive Disease Week Chicago, IL

“Histrionic Behavior: A Unique Presentation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease” 2017 ACP National San Diego, CA

“Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection in an Adult” 2016 ACP Florida Spring Conference Orlando, FL

“Heroin-Induced Rhabdomyolysis Resulting in Rapidly Progressive Acute Compartment Syndrome” 2016 ACP Florida Fall Conference Key Largo, FL

“Mitigating No-show Rates in Outpatient Clinic: A Quality Improvement Initiative” 2015 ACP Florida Fall Conference Orlando, FL

“Traumatic Priapism in the Setting of Chronic Masturbation” 2015 ACP Florida Spring Conference Orlando, FL

Quality Improvement:
“Use of Screening Questionnaire in Resident Clinic as a Means to Increase Screening Colonoscopies” 2020

“Appropriate and Accurate Cecum Documentation Rate Among GI Fellows” 2019

“Intern Survival Guide – Manual for HCA” 2016

“Echocardiography Utilization – Appropriate Use” 2015

“Mitigating No-show Rates in Outpatient Resident Continuity Clinic” 2015

“Role of Early Versus Late Discharge to Skilled Nursing Facilities on Readmission” 2015

Basic Science Research:
“O-Acetylserine (thiol) lyase Regulation and Expression” 2008 – 2010 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

“Gene Targeted Investigation of Auto-Phosphorylation Sites in Multiple CDPKs in Arabidopsis”
    *Semi-finalist for Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Science and Technology 2005 – 2006 University of Florida Gainesville, FL