BMC Medical Staff Leadership
Daniel Doyle, MD, Chief of Staff, Berkshire Medical Center
A respected Pulmonologist and Critical Care specialist, Dr. Daniel Doyle has been a member of the Berkshire Medical Center staff since 1985. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases, Dr. Doyle is Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at BMC and has served with Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC for many decades.
Dr. Doyle has served as Chairman of the Intensive Care Unit, Continuing Care Unit and Acute Respiratory Care Committee, along with the Endoscopy, Transfusion, Trauma and Influenza Committees at the Medical Center. In 2012, Dr. Doyle was named Community Clinician of the Year by the Berkshire District Medical Society.
Dr. Doyle has served as Vice Chief of Staff, and was named Chief of Staff in 2016.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Doyle is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at UMass Medical Scool. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Connecticut, and a Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Connecticut.
BMC Department Chairs
Anesthesiology - Raymond Gary Sohl, MD
Dr. Raymond Gary Sohl has served as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology since 2011, and previously served as Medical Director of the Operating Rooms at Berkshire Medical Center from 2007 to 2009. He joined Berkshire Health Systems in 2006. He received his medical degree from the University Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico and New York Medical College, and completed his residency in Anesthesia at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Sohl is board certified in Anesthesiology.
Emergency Medicine - Michael McHugh, MD
Michael McHugh, MD, was named Chairman of the BMC Emergency Medicine Department in 2016 after serving for many years as an Emergency Medicine physician at the medical center. Dr. McHugh is board certified in Emergency Medicine and was the recipient of BMC's Patient-Centered Physician Award in 2014.
He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1998 and completed his residency at Albany Medical Center in 2001.
Maternal/Child Health - Herbert Kantor, MD
Dr. Herbert Kantor has served as Chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health since 2001 and was Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1992 to 2001. He received his Medical Degree from Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University and completed his residency at Stamford Hospital.
Dr. Kantor is an assistant professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified in advanced operative hysteroscopy and advanced operative laparoscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy.
Medicine - A. Gray Ellrodt, MD
Dr. Gray Ellrodt is Chief of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medicine training program at Berkshire Medical Center, a major teaching affiliate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a cardiologist and practicing hospitalist and intensivist, with a long-standing interest in applied health services research (the science of translating evidence from the literature into day-to-day practice).
Born in Bronxville, NY, Dr. Ellrodt attended Princeton University and graduated AOA from New York Medical College. He did his clinical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he served as medical resident and Chief Medical Resident, while also doing his critical care fellowship and later as a clinical fellow in cardiology. Dr. Ellrodt is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine.
In 1980, he became the director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Cedars and the Special Care Step-down unit. From 1986-1996, he was the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Training Program and Vice-chairman of Medicine for Clinical Affairs. He has won several teaching awards from UCLA, including the Golden Apple Award in 1985 for outstanding clinical teacher.
From 1990-1991 he was a Pew Fellow in Healthcare Policy at RAND. Following his Pew Fellowship, Dr. Ellrodt returned to Cedars. In addition to his departmental administrative activities, he co-chaired the Department of Medicine's clinical resource management efforts. In 1993, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.
In 1996, Dr. Ellrodt became a senior clinical consultant with CSC Healthcare and was elected partner in 1997. In 1998, he became a consultant at Zynx Health, a subsidiary of Cedars-Sinai Health System, and continued to work closely with CSC Healthcare. His consulting engagements focused on the development of comprehensive evidence-based programs to improve clinical and economic outcomes within integrated delivery networks. During this time he continued to practice at Cedars as an intensivist and hospitalist. In November 1999, Dr. Ellrodt became Chairman of Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center and Director of the Internal Medicine training program.
He has authored over 60 articles, 40 of which focus on clinical effectiveness, outcomes management, clinical guidelines, evidence-based medicine and disease management. He frequently presents at national and international meetings.
Pathology - Charles Abbott, MD
Dr. Charles Abbott is Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories. He joined BMC in 2005 and previously served as Medical Director of Molecular Pathology and Flow Cytometry and Associate Director of Hematology.
He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Hematology, and was fellowship trained in Hematopathology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque under the renowned hematopathologist Dr. Kathyrn Foucar.
Dr. Abbott received his Medical Degree from the University of Sheffield Medical School, where he was the Professorial House Officer at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, England. He completed his residency in Pathology at Berkshire Medical Center.
A member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Dr. Abbott was honored by the CAP with its 2003 and 2004 Recognition Awards, and served as a member of the board of governors of the college from 2003-2004.
Psychiatry - Alex Sabo, MD
Dr. Alex Sabo is the Chairman of the Berkshire Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. In Berkshire County from 1994 to the present, he has played a leadership role in the integration of mental health and substance abuse services and the outreach of those services to primary care medicine. In addition to being Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Sabo is the Director of Psychiatry for the Joint Venture of BMC and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Berkshires, whose combined acute units and outpatient clinics served approximately 9,500 residents of the county last year.
He takes an active role in consumer, medical student, residency and medical staff education, delivering many lectures on topics ranging from suicide risk assessment to identifying core processes in health and illness. He has lectured regularly for the Berkshire Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and in 2000 was awarded the "NAMI BC Citizen of the Year Award".
Dr. Sabo completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College and taught middle school English and ancient history and coached football, basketball and baseball teams for three years before starting his medical studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He served his psychiatric residency at the Cambridge Hospital and a Fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center.
Dr. Sabo is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His book with Leston Havens, "The Real World Guide to Psychotherapy Practice," was published by Harvard University Press in November, 2000. He is nationally recognized, having received the American Psychiatric Association's 12th annual Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education.
Radiology - Lisa Loring, MD
Dr. Lisa Loring is Chairman of the Radiology Department and specializes in Women's Imaging.
Dr. Loring grew up locally in Lee. She is board certified in Radiology and fellowship trained in Breast Imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her residency in Radiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Loring is a long-time member of the BMC medical staff and is highly experienced in mammography and Breast MRI, and has expertise in ultrasound, biopsies and other studies related to Women's Imaging.
Surgery - Robert Lincer, MD, FACS
Appointed Chairman of Surgery at BMC in 2016, Dr. Robert Lincer is the former Chairman of Surgery at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT. Dr. Lincer was a member of the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative, and was Chair of the Statewide Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Committee in Connecticut. He is board certified in General Surgery and fellowship trained in Surgical Oncology from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY.
Dr. Lincer served as Chairman of Surgery at Lawrence and Memorial for six years, and he had served with Norwalk Hospital for nearly ten years, and previously worked with Stamford Hospital, in Stamford, CT. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in General Surgery at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center, New York, NY.