Dr. James Pribula Joins Western Mass Physician Associates

HOLYOKE — Western Mass Physician Associates (WMPA) announced that pediatrician Dr. James Pribula has rejoined its pediatric practice, an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC).

Pribula brings 30 years of experience in pediatric care for infants through adolescents in the Pioneer Valley. He will see patients at WMPA, located at 10 Hospital Dr., Suite 201, Holyoke, (413) 534-2800.

Board-certified in pediatrics since 1991, Pribula is also certified in pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. He previously served as HMC’s chief of Pediatrics for many years. He returns to WMPA after having served most recently as Pediatric Department chief, pediatrician, and hospitalist at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn.

“I am pleased to welcome back Dr. Pribula,” said Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems Inc. “His experience and leadership in the field of pediatric care exemplifies HMC’s team of medical professionals and our commitment to providing quality, community-based care for the Pioneer Valley.”

Added Pribula, “rejoining HMC is an exciting opportunity for me to work with a trusted team of highly skilled and caring medical staff. It is a privilege to be a part of HMC’s umbrella of award-winning care that gives patients and families peace of mind that their healthcare needs are our first priority.”

Pribula brings to WMPA extensive experience as a pediatric generalist and hospitalist, having previously practiced general pediatrics in a two-physician practice in New Milford, Conn. and as a pediatric hospitalist at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University and a master’s degree in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his doctorate in medicine from Saint Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J.