Cardiologist Lee Butterfield, MD, FACC, Joins Beaufort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff

BEAUFORT, SC – As part of a continuing effort to improve heart health services in the community, Beaufort Memorial Hospital has added another highly respected cardiologist to its team of heart specialists.

Dr. Lee Butterfield, a board-certified cardiologist experienced in complex coronary interventions, will join Beaufort Memorial Cardiology in early June, where he will be working with board-certified interventional cardiologist Dr. David Harshman. Dr. Butterfield will see patients at both the Beaufort practice and in Bluffton.  

“We’re very excited to have a physician with Dr. Butterfield’s credentials and experience join our medical staff,” said Christopher M. Ketchie, Vice President of Beaufort Memorial Physician Partners. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in South Carolina. Dr. Butterfield shares our commitment to improve outcomes by providing patients with the highest level of care and most advanced treatment of coronary diseases.”                    

Trained in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and vascular medicine, Dr. Butterfield has practiced the last 13 years in Columbia, SC, first with South Carolina Heart Center and most recently with Palmetto Cardiology Associates.                    

His professional interests include treatment of acute coronary syndromes and structural heart disease, especially as it relates to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Over the years, he has served as a principal or co-investigator on a number of studies, including a clinical trial on targeted platelet inhibition to clarify the optimal strategy to medically manage acute coronary syndromes.                    

Dr. Butterfield received his B.S. in Biology from Washington and Lee University where he graduated magna cum laude and lettered in varsity football and basketball. In 1995, he earned his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.                    

He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine-New Haven Hospital and went on to complete fellowships in general cardiology and interventional cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina.                    

Beaufort Memorial Cardiology is located at 989 Ribaut Rd., Beaufort, and Dr. Butterfield also sees patients at the hospital’s Bluffton Medical Services facility in Westbury Park, Bluffton. To make an appointment in either Beaufort or Bluffton, call (843) 522-7110.

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