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New Pulmonary Specialist Joins BMC
May 10, 2012
For Immediate Release

Dr. Otto Villa Joins Pulmonary Care Team at BMC

PITTSFIELD, MA – Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Otto Villa, MD, PhD, a board certified and fellowship trained Pulmonologist and Critical Care specialist to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC. Dr. Villa joins Drs. Daniel Doyle, Jack Ringler, Michael Mortelliti and Twinkle Chandak in providing Pulmonary and Critical Care services to patients throughout the Berkshires.

Dr. Villa came to the Berkshires from Holyoke Medical Center, where he served as co-director of the Intensive Care Unit. He previously worked at Mount Sinai in New York City, specializing in the treatment of sarcoidosis, interstitial lung diseases and lung transplant cases. His work has been published in several medical journals.

Dr. Villa is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. He received his medical degree from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Medical School in Medellin, Colombia. He also has a PhD in Immunology and Biochemistry from Wake Forest University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital of Baltimore, a teaching affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Villa is fellowship trained in Allergy and Clinical Immunology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Tufts-New England Medical Center, both in Boston.

For more information on our Pulmonary Services, call 413-447-2695.

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