DiSiena Joins Berkshire Practice

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Surgical Associates, PC announces the addition of Michael R. DiSiena, D.O. to its practice, providing both general surgical services and surgical oncology services. Dr. DiSiena is fellowship trained in Surgical Oncology, and is the first surgical oncologist to provide that service in the Berkshires.


Dr. DiSiena joins Parvis J. Sadighi, M.D., Michael S. Cohn, M.D., Eugene L. Curletti, M.D., Richard M. Basile, M.D. and George Veinoglou, M.D. in providing surgical care to the community through Berkshire Surgical Associates.

Board-certified in both Surgery and Pathology, DiSiena will provide the full spectrum of surgical oncology care, including: head and neck resections; bowel and breast cancer surgery; gynecological oncology; gastrointestinal oncology; melanoma, sarcoma, and thoracic, pancreatic and biliary surgical oncology care. He will be working in partnership with the other surgical specialists in the region in caring for oncology patients. Currently, there is a short supply nationally of surgical oncologists.

With a degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, DiSiena completed his post-graduate training in general surgery and pathology at Berkshire Medical Center. He was the Chief Resident in General Surgery at BMC from 2002 to 2003. DiSiena is fellowship trained in Surgical Oncology from Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I., in affiliation with Boston University School of Medicine. He also underwent training in thoracic cancer surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

DiSiena is Board-certified by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the College of American Pathologists, the Massachusetts and Berkshire Medical Societies, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

The author and co-author of numerous articles appearing in respected medical journals, DiSiena has also presented nationally at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Clinical Congress, both held in New York City.

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