Baystate doctor died while vacationing in Canada

Doctor was vacationing with family

Photo courtesy Baystate Medical Center

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A local doctor was killed after he was struck by a bus while on vacation in Canada over the weekend.

Baystate Health confirmed the death of 49-year-old Dr. Michael Plevyak in a statement sent to 22News Tuesday. Baystate Chief Physician Executive Dr. Andrew Artenstein said in the statement that Plevyak died from his injuries following the accident.

The Vancouver Sun reports that Plevyak’s 15-year-old daughter and another relative were also hurt in the accident.

Plevyak was a faculty physician in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“Dr. Plevyak leaves a legacy here as a beloved physician and educator, whose good work and commitment to his patients and colleagues will be sorely missed,” Artenstein said.

The full statement is below:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Michael Plevyak, a faculty physician in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in an accident while vacationing in Vancouver, BC with his family. Dr. Plevyak leaves a legacy here as a beloved physician and educator, whose good work and commitment to his patients and colleagues will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family during this difficult time.”

Dr. Andrew W. Artenstein, Chief Physician Executive and Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Health and President, Baystate Medical Practices: