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New Surgeon Joins BHS
June 24, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRAUMA/GENERAL SURGEON JOINS BMC MEDICAL STAFF

PITTSFIELD, MA – Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Joseph L. Pfeifer, III, MD, a board certified and fellowship trained surgeon, to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center. Dr. Pfeifer will provide trauma, critical care and general surgery services to patients throughout the region.

Dr. Pfeifer came to the Berkshires after serving as an Associate professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College since 2005. He was the Interim Director of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care for the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center from 2001 to 2002, where he also served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery from 2001 to 2005. While there, he was the recipient of the Brian Bednarz faculty award for surgical teaching. Previously, Dr. Pfeifer worked for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, was president and medical director of Tri-State Trauma System in Erie, PA and acting director of trauma at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Dr. Pfeifer is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. He served a fellowship in trauma at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School, where he also completed his residency training in general surgery. He served in the US Navy in Operation Desert Storm with Fleet Hospital 6, Bahrain and held the rank of Commander.

Dr. Pfeifer’s clinical interests include the management of serious soft tissue infections, advanced treatment of multiple rib fractures, minimally invasive treatment and monitoring modalities in critical care and trauma care of the elderly.

Dr. Pfeifer joins the BHS Surgical Services practice, located at the BMC Medical Arts Complex, 777 North Street, Pittsfield. For an appointment with Dr. Pfeifer, ask your physician for a referral or call 413-447-2745.





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