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UMMS statement on Dr. Richard Sacra

UMass Medical School Communications

September 03, 2014

WORCESTER, MA—UMass Medical School releases the following statement on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014:

  Richard Sacra, MD
  Richard Sacra, MD

“Our thoughts are with Richard Sacra, MD, today, as he has reportedly contracted the Ebola virus while working as a physician in Liberia. Dr. Sacra is a 1989 graduate of UMass Medical School and on the medical staff of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at UMass Memorial Medical Center since 2010.

Dr. Sacra has spent much of his career working overseas, including nearly two decades in Liberia. He has a faculty appointment at UMMS as an assistant professor of family medicine & community health, as a function of teaching in the medical school’s residency program at the Family Health Center of Worcester when he returns to the U.S. for periodic respite visits.”