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Dr. Sadighi Honored at Physician Celebration
May 30, 2008



PITTSFIELD, MA – Parvis Sadighi, MD, longtime former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Berkshire Medical Center, has been placed on the BMC Honor Roll, joining a list of 24 previous honorees recognized for their exceptional commitment to the provision of healthcare to the Berkshire community.
“Dr. Sadighi’s service to Berkshire Medical Center spans four decades, from the days he spent as a medical resident here, to his career as one of this area’s premiere surgeons, to his lengthy service as chairman of the BMC Surgery Department and coming full circle with his widely respected leadership of the hospital’s Surgical Residency program,” said Susan Kormanik, Chair of the Berkshire Health Systems Board of Trustees, in presenting the award. “A general, vascular and thoracic surgeon, he is greatly admired by his colleagues for his surgical expertise and technique, as well as his dedication to patients.”
Dr. Sadighi received his medical degree from Teheran University Medical School in 1962 and completed his residency training at Berkshire Medical Center in 1970. He was fellowship trained in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and later returned to Pittsfield, where he practiced for 35 years. He was named Chairman and Program Director in the Department of Surgery at BMC in 1978. In 2007, after his retirement, he was granted Emeritus status at BMC, recognizing his outstanding service to the hospital and community. Dr. Sadighi practiced with Berkshire Surgical Associates in Pittsfield.
Dr. Sadighi served as a Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Albany Medical College. He was a member of the Education Committee of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and also previously served as the chapter president.

Dr. Sadighi was the recipient of the BMC Surgical Teaching Award five times, in 1979, 1984, 1988, 2002 and 2004. He was also honored with the Community Faculty Educator Award by the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2006.
Created in 1992 and displayed in the lobby area of BMC, the Honor Roll was established to “recognize in a permanent way members of the medical staff whose work has brought honor and distinction to the profession and to the institution.” Previous recipients of the Honor Roll designation are: Daniel Dorman, Herbert Glodt, Franklin Paddock, George Porter, Ralph Zupanec, Robert Cella, Sr., John Gowdey, Rita Jacobs, Samual Tarnower, Robert Tracy, Peter Nikitas, Clement Curd, Howard Kanner, Alan Michelson, George Vazakas, Raymond Austin, G. Thomas Stowe, Joel Curran, Gerald Haidak, J. Ryder Neary, Robert McInerney, Ricardo Cordon, Elliot Greenfield and Richard Lynch.
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