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Dr. Michael Dunkerley Named 2016 Community Clinician of the Year

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center physician Dr. Michael Dunkerley has been honored by his physician peers of the Franklin District Medical Society as the district society’s 2016 Community Clinician of the Year, an honor recognizing his professionalism and contributions as a physician.

The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Mass. Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community.

Board-certified in emergency medicine, Dunkerley has been an emergency physician at Baystate Franklin Medical Center since 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biophysics, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and his residency in emergency medicine at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the school physician for the Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Easthampton.

The Community Clinician of the Year Award is the latest honor accorded to Dunkerley. He has previously received the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Award and the Medical Staff Leadership Award from Baystate Franklin Medical Center. He is also a member of the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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