Career Pulse

Maxillofacial Surgery Practice Welcomes Spink

EAST LONGMEADOW — Dr. Michael Spink has joined the practice of Facial Cosmetic & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. and the office of Dr. Richard Fraziero.

Spink, originally from Longmeadow, recently completed his residency program at New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

He returned to Western Mass. because he saw what he called an unmet need within the community for reconstructive facial surgeons, and was approached by Fraziero, chief of Facial Trauma and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for Baystate Medical Center.

Spink’s expertise is in Maxillofacial Surgery, including dental implants; facial fractures; orthognathic, cleft, and temporomandibular joint surgery; wisdom-teeth removal; and oral cancer. He is accepting new patients and can be reached at (413) 525-0100.

CDH Surgeons Announce New Name, Locations

NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Christopher Marvelli, Dr. Holly Michaelson, and Dr. Timothy O’Brien, all surgeons affiliated with Cooley Dickinson Hospital, have announced a new name for their general surgery practice. Effective immediately, the practice will be known as Hampshire Surgical Care. Located on Carlon Drive, Hampshire Surgical Care first opened its doors in 1999.

Marvelli, Michaelson, and O’Brien are all board-certified general surgeons. They specialize in advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery, including surgeries of the colon and gastrointestinal tract as well as breast surgery.

All three surgeons are accepting new patients at their Carlon Drive location as well as two new locations in Amherst and South Hadley. For more information or to schedule an appointment at any of these locations, call (413) 584-4637.

Valle-Santana Joins Staff of Neighborhood Health Center

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced the appointment of Dr. Carlos Valle-Santana, an Internal Medicine practitioner, to the medical staff of the Neighborhood Health Center, accepting new patients in need of primary care services.

Valle-Santana received his medical degree from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad de La Habana in Cuba and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey.

He previously served as chairman of the Nephrology and Renal Transplant Unit at the Hospital Clinico Quirurgico Docente Saturnino Lora in Santiago, Cuba, a position he held for 20 years. He was also chairman of Organ Procurement and Transplant Coordination for the East of Cuba during that time period. He has lived in the U.S. since 1999.

For an appointment with Valle-Santana or one of his colleagues at the Neighborhood Health Center, call (413) 447-2351.

Valli-Harwood Joins BHS Cardiology Staff

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Health Systems has announced that Dr. Georgianne Valli-Harwood has joined Cardiology Services at BHS and is accepting new patients requiring cardiology care.

She is fellowship-trained in cardiology and provides general cardiology, nuclear cardiography, and echocardiography services. In the future, she will be providing cardiac CT interpretation, including coronary calcium scoring.
Valli-Harwood trained in Cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also completed her medical residency.

She received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and has an undergraduate degree from Yale University. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Her interests include preventative care and women’s health.

Cardiology Services at BHS has offices in the BMC Medical Arts Complex in Pittsfield, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, and in the Doctor’s Building at North Adams Regional Hospital. For an appointment with Dr. Valli-Harwood or one of her colleagues, call (413) 395-7580.

Kaufman to Continue as Medical Society President

SPRINGFIELD — Vascular surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Kaufman was recently named to a second term as president of the Hampden District Medical Society. Kaufman is a graduate of the University of California Medical School in San Francisco and practices at Vascular Services of Western New England, P.C. in Springfield.

Kaufman is also an associate professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, is on the teaching faculty for surgery at Baystate Medical Center, and is an instructor in the surgical program in the Physician Assistant program at Springfield College.

Kaufman has served on many committees of the Hampden District Medical Society and the Mass. Medical Society and is on the Committee of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. He has written more than 300 documents in research, bibliography papers, chapters, text courses, and presentations.