Richard G. Birkhead, M.D. FACC


Undergraduate Degree:
Oberlin College, AB, 1979

Medical Degree:
SUNY Upstate Medical, MD, 1983

Brown University, Roger Williams General Hospital (RI), 1983-1986
Chief Resident, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (RI), 1986-1987

Cardiology Fellowship:
Tufts University, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (MA), 1987-1989

Joined MVC:

Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Certified Cardiac Device Specialist by the Heart Rhythm Society
TESTAMUR American Society of Echocardiography

Society Membership:
Board Member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Current Hospital Positions:
Past Chief of Cardiology, Lowell General Hospital
Medical Director of LGH Merrimack Valley Cardiology
Past Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Lowell General Hospital since 1991
Director of the Anticoagulation Management Service, Lowell General Hospital
President Elect of the Medical Staff, Lowell General Hospital