New Doctor Joins BMC Cancer Center

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems announces the appointment of Dr. Nisar Ahmad, a board-certified and fellowship-trained hematologist oncologist, to the Berkshire Medical Center medical staff and the physician staff of Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad is accepting new patients in need of hematology oncology services at both the Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC offices in Pittsfield, at the BMC Cancer Center and, in North Berkshire, at the North Adams Campus of BMC. Dr. Ahmad is partnered with Drs. Michael DeLeo, Trevor Bayliss, Sean Mullally and Harvey Zimbler at Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC.

Dr. Ahmad received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the Mt. Sinai/Bronx VA Residency Program. He was fellowship-trained in hematology oncology at the University of Cincinnati.

For an appointment with Dr. Ahmad or one of his colleagues, call Berkshire Hematology Oncology of BMC at 413-443-6000.


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BCC Hires New Vice President of Administration and Finance

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has hired Andrea Wadsworth as the new vice president of administration and finance.

Previous to accepting her role at the college, Wadsworth has held a number of positions in education in the Berkshires. She was most recently the assistant superintendent of business and finance. Prior to her role at Mt. Greylock, she was the business administrator at Lee Public Schools and before that she was the senior accounting coordinator/business office accountant for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.

Wadsworth has participated in a number of community activities related to education as well. She had served as the chair of the Lee School Committee and is a current member. She served on the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, Division VI, as vice chair through 2019 and currently serves as chair. She also currently serves as the vice chair of the Berkshire County Education Task Force, is a town of Lee representative through 2023, and serves as a commissioner with the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, among other volunteer opportunities.

Wadsworth, an alum of BCC with an associate's degree in business administration, also has her bachelor of science degree from Westfield State in business administration. While at the Charlton Business School at UMASS Dartmouth, Wadsworth earned two master's degrees, one in business administration and the other in public policy, and a master certificate in public management. She is currently in the Leadership and Management Certificate program at Harvard Business School.

Wadsworth lives in Lee, Mass., with her husband Kevin, son Airen and daughter Tori. Last year, she ran her first marathon.

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