Medical Group Welcomes Drs. Cruz, Hajjiri, Jabeen and Singer

Drs. Cruz, Hajjiri, Jabeen and Singer

Internist Ronald Cruz, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of the Philippines Manila and completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Cruz’s clinical interests include diabetes mellitus, hypertension and adult primary care. Dr. Cruz specializes in internal medicine at Winthrop Street Internal Medicine. To schedule an appointment, call 855-UMASS-MD. See online profilevisit website.

Hospitalist Mohmmad Hajjiri, MD, earned his medical degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and completed his residency program at Akron General Medical Center. Dr. Hajjiri specializes in internal and hospital medicine at the University and Memorial campuses. See online profilevisit website.

Hospitalist Shagufta Jabeen, MD, earned her medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan and completed a residency program at Aultman Hospital in Ohio. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Jabeen specializes in hospital medicine at UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital and the University and Memorial campuses. See online profilevisit website.

Radiologist Andrew Singer, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center and a fellowship program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Singer specializes in diagnostic radiology on the University and Memorial campuses, UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital. See online profilevisit website.

Welcome Emergency Medicine Physicians: Drs. Javed and Kumar

Dr. Javed

Adnan Javed, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Florida and completed his residency at the University of Florida Health at Jacksonville. Dr. Javed specializes in emergency medicine on the University Campus at the Medical Center and at UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial – Health Alliance-Clinton Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

 

Dr. Kumar

Amit Kumar, MD, received his medical degree from Temple University and completed a residency program at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Kumar specializes in emergency medicine at the University and Memorial campuses at the Medical Center, the Clinton Campus at UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, and UMass Memorial –Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

Check Out Updated Policies Now Posted on OurNet

Visit the OurNet policy page to view all Medical Center policies, as well as the latest policy newsletter, FAQs, and policy and procedure templates. System policies are also found on OurNet. Email the policy administrator with necessary policy changes. The following policies have recently been updated and posted:

  • Policy 1000: Medical Center Policy Development System
  • Policy 1420: Thinning of the Active Inpatient Paper Medical Record (Retired)
  • Policy 2080: Adult Parenteral Nutrition-Inpatient
  • Policy 2112: Latex Allergy
  • Policy 2215: Handoff Communication
  • Policy 2216: Leaving Against Medical Advice and Elopement: Patient
  • Policy 2244: Heart and Vascular Adult Step-down Unit Admission Criteria
  • Policy 2247: Credentialing Process for Non-Radiologist Physician Users of Fluoroscopy
  • Policy 4022: Tuition Assistance
  • Policy 5009: Hand Hygiene
  • Policy 5027: Outbreak Investigation
  • Policy 6005: Hazard Surveillance/Environmental Quality Improvement (HS/EQI) Rounds
  • SYSTEM Policy: Patient Identification, Enterprise Master Patient Index, Incorrect Patient, and Name, Gender and Date of Birth Changes
  • SYSTEM Policy: Pre-Authorization for Expenditure of Funds

Find Updated Medical Center Policies Posted on OurNet

Visit the OurNet policy page to view all Medical Center policies, as well as the latest policy newsletter, FAQs, and policy and procedure templates. Email the policy administrator with necessary changes. The following policies have recently been updated and posted:

  • Policy 1063: Discharge Planning
  • Policy 1080: Event/Occurrence (Incident) Reporting
  • Policy 1130: Financial Assistance and Credit and Collection
  • Policy 1404: Completion and Submission of Time Records
  • Policy 1422: Medical Record Scanning and Destruction
  • Policy 2529: Inpatient Admission Orders and Certified Nurse Midwives (NEW)
  • Policy 4017: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Policy 4081: Volunteers
  • Policy 5004: Environmental Sampling

Find Updated Medical Center Policies Now Posted on OurNet

Visit the OurNet policy page to view all Medical Center policies, as well as the latest policy newsletter, FAQs, and policy and procedure templates. Email the policy administrator with necessary changes. The following policies have recently been updated and posted:

  • Policy 1096: Patient Complaints/Grievances
  • Policy 1405: Federal and State Withholding Forms
  • Policy 1406: Supplemental Taxation
  • Policy 1421: Breach of Confidential Information – Reporting, Investigation and Notification of Incidents Requiring Regulatory Reporting
  • Policy 2018: Patient Identification (for Select Interventions)
  • Policy 2030: Medication Administration
  • Policy 2037: Model of Delivering Critical Care by Attending Intensivists
  • Policy 2513: Inhaled Antibiotics Not Manufactured in Aerosolized Dosage Forms
  • Policy 2522: Medical Futility and End-of-Life Care
  • Policy 2528: Clinical Research Protocols (New)
  • Policy 4079: Human Resources Employee Personnel Records and Reference Requests
  • Policy 5030: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and other Prion Diseases
  • Policy 6001: Hearing Conservation Program

Welcoming Radiologists: Drs. Chaoui, Medina, Rohatgi, Sereni, Watts

Pictured from left: Drs. Chaoui, Medina, Rohatgi, Sereni and Watts

The Medical Group is pleased to welcome five new radiologists to our organization:

Amin Chaoui, MD, received his medical degree from University of Geneva and completed a residency program at the Hospital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève. In addition, he completed fellowship programs at Boston University Medical Center and University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. Currently Dr. Chaoui specializes in diagnostic radiology on the University Campus, at HealthAlliance Hospital, Clinton Hospital and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

Jorge Medina, MD, received his medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe. He completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition, he completed fellowship programs at Boston University Medical Center and Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology. Currently, Dr. Medina specializes in diagnostic radiology on the University Campus, at HealthAlliance Hospital, Clinton Hospital and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

Saurabh Rohatgi, MD, received his medical degree from Nagpur University, India. He completed a fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology. Currently, Dr. Chaoui specializes in neuroradiology on the University Campus, at Clinton Hospital and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

 Christopher Sereni, MD, received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed a residency program at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. In addition, he completed a musculoskeletal imaging fellowship program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Currently, Dr. Sereni specializes in diagnostic radiology on the University Campus, at Clinton Hospital and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

 George Watts, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition, he completed a fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center. Currently Dr. Watts specializes in diagnostic radiology on the University Campus, at Clinton Hospital and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

Medical Group Welcomes Drs. Arous, Baah, Bledsoe and Box

Pictured from left: Drs. Arous, Baah, Bledsoe and Box

Pictured from left: Drs. Arous, Baah, Bledsoe and Box

Vascular Surgeon Edward Arous, MD, received his medical degree and completed a residency program in vascular surgery at our Medical Center/Medical School. Currently he is specializing in vascular surgery on the University Campus. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Arous, call 855-UMASS-MD. See online profile; visit website.
Pediatrian Christina Baah, MD, received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. Dr. Baah completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. She is board certified in pediatrics and public health and general preventive medicine. Currently, she is specializing in pediatrics at our University Campus. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Baah, call 855-UMASS-MD. See online profile; visit website.
Pathologist/Hematopathologist Jacob Bledsoe, MD, received his medical degree from Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia. He completed a residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship program in hematopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology. Currently, he is specializing in surgical pathology and hematopathology at Biotech 3. See online profilevisit website.
Emergency Medicine Physician Ryan Box, DO, received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency program at Akron General Medical Center. His clinical interests are general emergency medicine and infectious disease in emergency medicine. Currently, Dr. Box is specializing in emergency medicine at the University and Memorial campuses and Marlborough Hospital. See online profile; visit website.

Check out Our New Online Physician Directory Today!

Have you noticed our online physician directory has recently updated for the better? The online tool recently underwent a complete redesign that launched September 1. The physician search tool leverages the very latest web-based technology to improve the user experience. Automatic, daily uploads from Medical Staff Services’ (MSS) credentialing database enable us to accurately communicate the continuously expanding expertise that our physicians have to offer. This directory is our physicians’ window to the world, so it is vital that we all take an active role in keeping this important information updated. Physicians who need to edit their online profile need to simply submit an online Provider Status Change Form. Questions? Contact Maureen Podesta, director, Medical Staff Services and Provider Enrollment: Email or call 508-334-8017.

Find Updated Medical Center Policies Posted on OurNet

Visit the OurNet policy page to view all Medical Center policies, the latest policy newsletter (see August issue), FAQs, and policy and procedure templates. Have any policy updates? Email the policy administrator with necessary changes. The following policies have recently been updated and posted:

  • Policy 1027 – Patient Visitation
  • Policy 1038 – Processing and Destruction of Obsolete Patient Care/Protected Health Information Materials
  • Policy 1301 – Travel and Expense
  • Policy 1409 – Reporting and Investigation of Events, Allegations and Complaints
  • Policy 1428 – Social Networking
  • Policy 1434 – Request, Approval and Administration of Cellular Wireless Devices (NEW)
  • Policy 2014 – Universal Protocol
  • Policy 2239 – Tracheotomy – Care of the Adult Patient

Medical Group Welcomes Three New Physicians 

  • DrsBrochu_Oultar_ZhaoBrian Brochu, MD, is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Brochu completed his residency and magnetic resonance imaging fellowship at the Medical Center/ Medical School. He is board certified in radiology and his clinical interests include musculoskeletal radiology. He specializes in radiology on our University and Memorial campuses and Marlborough Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 508-334-7237 (RADS). See online profile; visit website.
  • William Pultar, DO, is a graduate of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. Dr. Pultar completed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA and is board certified in internal medicine. He specializes in medicine/community internal medicine at Auburn Internal Medicine, and is excited to welcome new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 508-721-4100. See online profile; visit website.
  • Yong Zhao, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pathology at the Medical School, graduated from Luzhou Medical College in China. Dr. Zhao completed his residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a molecular genetic pathology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University and  transfusion medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa Health Center. Dr. Zhao is board certified in pathology, blood banking and transfusion medicine, and molecular genetic pathology. He specializes in transfusion medicine on our University Campus. To schedule an appointment, call 508-421-1950. See online profile; visit website.