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For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2012


Margaret Ferrell, MD, named Physician-in-Chief of Cardiovascular Services


Margaret Ferrell, MD
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Health System today announced the appointment of cardiologist Margaret Ferrell, MD, as Physician-in-Chief of Cardiovascular Services for Southcoast Health System. In her new role, Dr. Ferrell provides clinical leadership and direction for Southcoast's Cardiovascular Care Center by working closely with medical staff to assess quality of care, promote the sharing of best practices and provide clinical development, increasing these vital services to patients.

Dr. Ferrell has been Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Charlton Memorial Hospital and an interventional cardiologist with Prima CARE for the past six years. She will continue to see patients in her new role.

A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Ferrell earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internship, residency and chief medical residency at Boston City Hospital, followed by a basic science research fellowship at the Cardiac Muscle Research Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine. She subsequently completed cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Ferrell is board certified in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org



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