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Paul Pirraglia, MD, MPH

Pirraglia PaulDepartment of Medicine
Division of General Medicine and Community Health

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, General Medicine and Community Health, Department of Medicine
  • Co-Chief Medical Officer, BeHealthy (Medicaid) Accountable Care Organization

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Fellowship, General Internal Medicine (2001-2003)
  • Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
    Residency, General Internal Medicine (1998-2001)
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    M.P.H. (2001-2003)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York, NY
    M.D. (honors in Research) (1994-1998)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    B.A., Psychology (1985-1989)

Scholarly Foci

  • Primary care
  • Health service research
  • Overlap of medical conditions and mental health
  • Social determinants of health

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine
    • Member (2021-present)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
    • Board of Regional Leaders
      • Member (2010-2011)
    • New England Region
      • President (2009-2010)
      • President-Elect (2008-2009)
    • SGIM New England Regional Meeting
      • Scientific Abstract Review Committee
        • Chair (2008)
        • Co-Chair (2007)
        • Abstract Reviewer (2005-2007)
    • Member (2001-present)
  • American College of Physicians
    • Member (1999-2003)

Significant Honors and Awards (Limit 5)

  • Healthcare Hero, Collaboration in Health/Wellness, BusinessWest (2022)
  • Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI (2012)
  • Special Contribution Award for Serious Mental Illness Primary Care Clinic, Providence VA Medical Center (2009)
  • Preceptorship Award, Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2004)
  • Physician-Scientist Fellowship, American Psychosomatic Society (2004)

Contact Information

Department of Medicine
Division of General Medicine and Community Health
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated March 2023)