MMS Mourns Past President Richard V. Aghababian, M.D., 66, of Southborough

Richard Aghababian, MD
Richard Aghababian, M.D.

The MMS mourns the death of Past President Richard V. Aghababian, M.D., of Southborough.

Dr. Aghababian, 66, died at home Oct. 1 after a long illness. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Dr. Aghababian was the founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and a past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians.

He served as president of the MMS from 2012–2013, after terms as president-elect, vice president, and secretary-treasurer. He was also a member of the Society’s Committees on Finance, Nominations, Physician Preparedness, Global Medicine, and Medical Education.

Dr. Aghababian received many honors and awards for his contributions to medicine and the community. In 2007, he was a recipient of the Annual Health Care Heroes Award from theWorcester Business Journal. He enjoyed traveling to Cape Cod and many other destinations around the world. He also had a passion for world history and enjoyed the study of rare coins.

Dr. Aghababian is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ann, and their two children. The family requests any memorial donations be directed to the Richard V. Aghababian, M.D., Fellowship at the UMass Memorial Foundation and mailed to UMass Medicine Development Office, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

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