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August 20, 2018
Harrington Physician Services Welcomes New Providers

Alireza Nezhad, MD, board-certified cardiologist, has joined the Harrington Physician Services (HPS) office at 79 Sayles St. in Southbridge. He joins Dr. Paul Santolucito and Nurse Practitioner Paula Shonak.

The HPS office provides preventive and diagnostic cardiology care including stress testing, lipid and hypertension management, permanent pacemaker therapy and more. New patients welcome; call 508-764-6041.

Alireza Nezhad, MD, Cardiologist

Dr. Nezhad received his medical degree from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He completed both his internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester.

Dr. Nezhad is a well-versed academic professional. He has presented numerous academic presentations and has many online publications, in addition to over 25 peer-reviewed articles and webinars. He has sat on various committees including First Iranian Congress in Emergency Medicine and chaired a committee for enhancing public awareness of cardiorespiratory resuscitation while at Shiraz University. He is a member of several professional affiliations, including the American Medical and Massachusetts Medical Society.

Jeffrey Gordon, M.D., has joined The Cancer Center at Harrington, providing both oncology and hematology care for patients. He joins Dr. Christopher Seidler and Physician Assistant Donna Kentley at 55 Sayles Street in Southbridge. New patients welcome; for a referral or more information, call 508-764-2400.

Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Gordon received his medical degree from Brandeis University in Waltham and completed his fellowship in oncology and hematology at University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also completed his residency and internship in internal medicine from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Dr. Gordon is a Worcester native and currently lives in Woodstock, Connecticut.

He is very active in community education and municipal government. Dr. Jeffrey Gordon was part of the Town of Woodstock, Planning & Zoning Commission, Municipal Telecommunications task force, and sat in the state of Connecticut medical examining board appointed by the Governor. He is also an active member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Medical Association.

Shannon Short, D.O., has returned to the Harrington Physician Services (HPS) family practice office at 255 E. Old Sturbridge Road in Brimfield. She will join Drs. Ruth Benet and James Goodwin and Nurse Practitioner Kim Vetal beginning in September. New and former patients welcome. For an appointment, call 413-245-3389.

Shannon Short, DO, Family Medicine

Dr. Short, board certified in Family Medicine, will be providing routine and preventative care for all ages. She previously worked for HPS from 2014-2016.

She received her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at the Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency Program in Bremerton, WA, as well as an internship in Pediatrics at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Short most recently practiced at Harrington from Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, where she started two new practice locations and supervised midlevel providers.