Career Pulse

Noble Cardiology Staff Welcomes Chircop

WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Chircop to the cardiology staff.

Chircop completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

He is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular disease. He is also a board-certified medical examiner. In addition to recognition as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Chircop also holds professional membership from the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Assoc., the Mass. Medical Society, and the American Society of Echocardiography.

Chircop is a past president of the Hampden District Medical Society. He also serves as senior clinical instructor in Cardiology at Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine.

CDH Names Mitchell Director of Major Gifts

NORTHAMPTON — Sean Mitchell has joined Cooley Dickinson Hospital as director of major gifts. He is responsible for increasing the number of donors and support for Cooley Dickinson at the level of $10,000 and above.

Mitchell brings more than 10 years of development experience, most recently as director of Development for Holyoke Medical Center and its affiliates. He is also an adjunct faculty member for the American International College School of Business.

Mitchell has also held fund-raising positions at Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, Enfield (Conn.) Catholic Schools, the American Heart Assoc., and the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.

He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from American International College, an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College, and a certificate in fund-raising management from the Fundraising School at Indiana University.

At Cooley Dickinson, he will be instrumental in raising the remaining $4.2 million of an $8.2 million campaign that will make possible a number of initiatives, primarily a new Cancer Center and nurse-development programs. The public phase of the three-year campaign — Building Our Future. Right Here. Right Now. — kicked off earlier this month.

Endocrinologist Reddy Joins BMLH Staff

WARE — Dr. Vasantha Reddy, an endocrinologist and member of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Baystate Medical Center, will now provide cutting-edge clinical services to patients at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital (BMLH) in Ware.

Reddy’s medical expertise will help patients deal with the management of diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid, adrenal, and other hormonal disorders.

“Because of the prevalence of diabetes and thyroid problems in our community, having an endocrinologist available to care for patients at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital has been a priority,” said Dr. Mohammed Ahmed, chief medical officer of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital and Baystate Health Eastern Region. “We are thrilled that Dr. Reddy, who is director of the BIDS Program [Baystate Inpatient Diabetes Service] at Baystate Medical Center and assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, has joined our staff and will offer this specialty of care at our hospital.”

Reddy now seeing patients in the Baystate Medical Practice Quabbin Adult Medicine office, located at the hospital. She is part of the new, multi-specialty group that will soon be welcoming several other medical specialists from Baystate Medical Center to see patients in Ware.

For more information or to make an appointment with Reddy at BMLH, call the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at (413) 794-7031.

Noble Makes Several Staff Appointments

WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has announced several staff appointments.

Dr. Armand Aliotta has been appointed chief of Medicine. Aliotta, who has worked at the hospital since 1986, earned his medical degree from the Universita di Pavia in Pavia, Italy. He completed both an internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Aliotta is board-certified in neurology.

Dr. Jacques Blanchet has been appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine. Blanchet recently joined Noble Hospital after serving as director of the Emergency Department at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, where he also previously served as director of Medical Affairs.

Blanchet earned his medical degree at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec. He completed residencies in family medicine at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and in emergency medicine at Denver General Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado. He is board-certified in emergency medicine.

Dr. Craig Schacher has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Noble medical staff. Schacher, who has worked at the hospital since 1997, earned his medical degree from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center. He is board-certified in emergency medicine.

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