The health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring hospitals to meet established criteria as part of the state’s reopening plan. The Springfield Shriners Hospital submitted its Phase 1 attestation on May 29, 2020, its Phase 2 attestation on June 9, 2020, and its Phase 3 attestation on July 8, 2020. The Phase 3 attestation was resubmitted and reaffirmed on November 16, 2020.

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Michael V. Tirabassi, M.D.

Michael V. Tirabassi, M.D.

Michael V. Tirabassi, M.D., is a consulting pediatric surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, and is affiliated with Baystate Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Tirabassi received his undergraduate degree in biology from Tufts University and earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tirabassi was a resident in general surgery and a general surgery/research fellow at Baystate Medical Center. He completed two other fellowships at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama in pediatric endosurgery and at Oregon Health and Science University in pediatric surgery.

Dr. Tirabassi is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Association for Academic Surgery and SAGES.


  • Medical Degree, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency, Baystate Medical Center, General Surgery
  • Fellowship, Baystate Medical Center, General Surgery/Research
  • Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Pediatric Endosurgery
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, Pediatric Surgery