McLeod Health Welcomes These New Physicians


McLeod Health welcomes Lauren Ellis, D.O., and Somtochukwu Nwokoye, M.D., to the medical staff.

Dr. Ellis joins the Department of Inpatient Medicine at McLeod Loris Seacoast as a Hospitalist. A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Dr. Ellis comes to McLeod from Main Line HealthCare /Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, where she served on medical staff as Associate Campus Lead for Hospitalist Medicine Services. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Ellis received her medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, call (843) 390-8304.

Dr. Nwokoye joins the Department of Inpatient Medicine at McLeod Regional Medical Center as a Hospitalist. Dr. Nwokoye comes to McLeod following the completion of his Internal medicine residency training at Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens, Georgia. He received his medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Antigua & Barbuda in 2018. A native of Nigeria, Dr. Nwokoye enjoys fine dining and culinary arts, basketball, soccer, and the outdoors. For more information, call (843) 777-5753.