John C. Southerland, MD




Sarasota Digestive Health Specialists, LLC


1801 Arlington Street, Ste. 101
Sarasota, FL 34239-3508
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine Exam-1999-2009
  • ABIM-Subspecialty Board Examination, Gastroenterology-2002-2012
  • ECFMG Certificate


  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Florida-1999-2002
  • Residency, Internal Medicine (Categorical), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio-1996-1999
  • Senior Medical Resident of the Year-1998-1999
  • Rotating Internship, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland-1995-1996
  • MB, BCH, BAO, LRCP 7 SI (Honors), Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland-1990-1995
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), University of Victoria, Canada-1982-1987


  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Top 10 Physician Role Model of Year-2005

Medical Society Memberships

    American Medical Association, American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology, Crohns and Colitis Foundation

Research or Investigator Projects

  • William M. Bauer, John Southerland, Aaron Brzezinski, Lisa Rybicki, and Bret A. Lashner. Folic acid is associated with a favorable dukes’ stage in colorectal cancer in ulcerative colitis, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Accepted for DDW poster presentation, 1999.
  • Southerland, J.C., Valentine JF: Osteopenia and osteoporosis in gastrointestinal diseases diagnosis and treatment. Curr Gastroenterol Rep.2001: 3(5):399-407

Personal Information

    Dr. Southerland is married and lives in Sarasota, FL.

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