Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Henry Tulgan honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Henry Tulgan honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its Distinguished Service Award

Henry TulganWALTHAM – Dr. Henry Tulgan of Pittsfield has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with its 2020 Award for Distinguished Service.

The honor, one of the most prestigious given by the Society to one of its members, is awarded each year to a member of the Society who has made significant contributions to the goals of the organization through demonstrated leadership, member recruitment, and committee work.

Tulgan is nationally recognized expert in the field of medical education has held the position of Director of Continuing Medical Education at Baystate Wing Hospital since 2008.

Tulgan has been an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society for more than 50 years, was president of the Berkshire District Medical Society from 1976-1978 and was the district Clinician of the Year in 2011.

“Dr. Tulgan brings a remarkable perspective and unique insight into the work of the MMS. He has been a great mentor and collaborator for the Chair of the Committee on Medical Education and for the other education committees,” said Dr. Michael J. Rosenblum, who leads the Medical Society’s Committee on Medical Education. “His attention to detail and thoughtful approach to complex problems sets him apart from his peers.”

A cum laude graduate of Amherst College and of New York University School of Medicine, Tulgan was a member of the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center from 1962-2008, where he served as chair of cardiology and the Department of Medicine, while rising to become director of medical education, designated institutional official. He was formerly an associate dean at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, where he is currently a professor of medicine.


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