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Southcoast Health’s Dr. Daniel Sousa Honored as 2022 Community Clinician of the Year by Mass. Medical Society


The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) announced Southcoast Health pulmonologist and critical care physician Daniel Sousa, MD, has been selected as the Bristol South District Medical Society’s 2022 Community Clinician of the Year. This award recognizes his professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Dr. Sousa has been on the frontlines of the pandemic during the past few years. In 2020, he was profiled in the Fall River Herald News about his work caring for patients with COVID-19.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Massachusetts Medical Society. There are so many deserving physicians at Southcoast Health and in Bristol County, especially with the work that’s been done to fight the pandemic in the last two years,” Sousa said. “I am very grateful to receive this award and to the dedicated team I work with at Southcoast Health. When you work with great people they make you shine. This award is as much theirs as it is mine.”

Southcoast Health President and CEO Rayford Kruger, MD, congratulated Sousa for his achievement.

“Dr. Sousa is an outstanding physician highly deserving of this recognition. His work in critical care medicine and with pulmonary patients and those with COVID-19 is greatly respected,” Kruger said. “We are proud that he is a part of Southcoast Physicians Group and pleased that he has earned this recognition from the MMS, an esteemed physician organization.”

Dr. Sousa has practiced in the Fall River area since 2004 and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. He is a fellow in the College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Sousa received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency program at Brown University School of Medicine/Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital and his training in pulmonary/critical care medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Roger Williams Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence. Dr. Sousa also served on the Fall River Board of Health for ten years from 2010-2019.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students. Last year, the MMS named Dr. Holly Alexandre as the Bristol South District’s Community Clinician of the Year.

To learn more about the providers at Southcoast Health, please visit https://www.southcoast.org/doctors/.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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