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St. Mary’s Healthcare Names Administrative Director of Laboratory Services

AMSTERDAM, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2024—Asif Syed, a healthcare professional with extensive experience in laboratory management, has been named administrative director, laboratory, at St. Mary’s Healthcare.

Syed has held leadership positions in clinical laboratories across New York state. Most recently, he served as administrative director of clinical laboratories for Precision Clinical Laboratories in Clinton, New York. He has held similar roles at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center in Cortland, Oneida Healthcare in Oneida and A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

At St. Mary’s, Syed oversees lab operations at the hospital and five satellite lab sites: the Rao Outpatient Pavilion, Holland Circle Medical Plaza, and family health centers in Canajoharie, Gloversville and Johnstown. He also collaborates with Dr. Charles Schwartz, pathologist and medical director, laboratory, at St. Mary’s, to ensure easy access to high-quality lab services for residents of the Fulton-Montgomery region.

“Our goal, always, is to provide timely, reliable lab results for patients and healthcare providers,” said Jeff Methven, St. Mary’s president and CEO. “Together, Asif and Dr. Schwartz have the operational and clinical expertise to help fulfill our strategic objectives and make St. Mary’s the first choice for lab services in our community.”

Syed is a New York state-licensed clinical laboratory technologist, American Society for Clinical Pathology-certified clinical laboratory scientist and an inspector for the Laboratory Accreditation Program of the College of American Pathologists. A graduate of Weber State University in Utah, he also has a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in healthcare management, from New England College in New Hampshire.