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.

Trained in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and vascular medicine, Dr. Butterfield has practiced the last 13 years in Columbia, 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. 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.

Dr. Butterfield received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated magna cum laude. In 1995, he earned his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Dr. Butterfield 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., and Dr. Butterfield also sees patients at the hospital’s Bluffton Medical Services facility in Westbury Park, Bluffton. To make an appointment, call 843-522-7110.