Dr. Richard M Engelman MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Engelman is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Springfield, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Engelman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 9 doctors at Baystate Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Clinical Interests: Cardiac Research, Quality For -Patient Care

Hospital Affiliation

Baystate Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Class of 1963

George Washington University
Chief Residency, General Surgery, 1966 - 1968

Waterbury Hospital
Internship, Straight Surgery, 1963 - 1964

Yale-New Haven Hosp
Fellowship, Surgery and Pathology, 1964 - 1965

Yale-New Haven Hosp
Residency, Surgery, 1965 - 1968

NY Hosp Med Ctr Queens
Residency, Thoracic and Cardiovascular , 1968 - 1970

Columbia College
Other Training, 1955 - 1959

New York Heart Association
Fellowship, Clinical Science , 1970 - 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 45 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 43 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

CT State Medical License
Active through 2013

MA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Treasurer of the Medical Staff, Baystate Medical Center, 1990-2003

Chairman, Anesthesiology, Radiology, & Surgery Study Section (AHA), 1999-2003

Member, AHA National Research Committee, 1998-2003

Recipient of the Ralph E. Gianelly, MD, Award, AHA

Publications & Presentations

Protection against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by the angiogenic Masterswitch protein PR 39 gene therapy: the roles of HIF1alpha stabilization and FGFR1 signaling.
Muinck, E.D., Nagy, N., Tirziu, D., Murakami, M., Gurusamy, N., Goswami, S.K., Ghatpande, S., Engelman, R.M., Simons, M., Das, D.K.

Angiotensin preconditioning of the heart: evidence for redox signaling.
Das, S., Engelman, R.M., Maulik, N., Das, D.K.

Weight gain and cardiopulmonary bypass. 1980.
Vertrees, R.A., Stark, M., Auvil, J., Rohrer, C., Rousou, J.H., Engelman, R.M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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