Dr. Henry Tulgan Honored by Massachusetts Medical Society with Distinguished Service Award

PALMER — Dr. Henry Tulgan of Baystate Wing Hospital has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) with its 2020 Award for Distinguished Service.

The honor, one of the most prestigious given by the society to one of its members, is awarded each year to a member of the society who has made significant contributions to the goals of the organization through demonstrated leadership, member recruitment, and committee work.

Tulgan, a nationally recognized expert in the field of medical education, has held the position of director of Continuing Medical Education at Baystate Wing Hospital since 2008. He has been an active member of the MMS for more than 50 years, was president of the Berkshire District Medical Society from 1976 to 1978, and was the district Clinician of the Year in 2011.

“Dr. Tulgan brings a remarkable perspective and unique insight into the work of the MMS. He has been a great mentor and collaborator for the chair of the committee on medical education and for the other education committees,” said Dr. Michael Rosenblum, who leads the medical society’s committee on medical education. “His attention to detail and thoughtful approach to complex problems sets him apart from his peers.”

A cum laude graduate of Amherst College and New York University School of Medicine, Tulgan was a member of the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center from 1962 to 2008, where he served as chair of Cardiology and the Department of Medicine, while rising to become director of Medical Education, designated institutional official. He was formerly an associate dean at UMass Medical School in Worcester, where he is currently a professor of Medicine.

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