Chief Medical Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association
Dr. Faiyaz Syed is the clinical consultant for Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). In this role, Dr. Syed utilizes the requisite clinical experience and public health education to rely on, plan and accomplish the goals of the clinical team. Before joining MPCA, Dr. Syed gained multiple years of experience as a practicing physician. He is a strong advocate for public health policies and procedures in the fight against chronic diseases and its prevention. Dr. Syed serves as a member on the Physician Advisory Committee of the Michigan Caries Prevention Program to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease.
Dr. Syed is an integral part of the Michigan Quality Improvement Network (MQIN) team, the Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) for Michigan. He oversees facilitation of Promoting Interoperability assistance, hosting of Chief Medical Officers network and EHR user group calls to support the QI initiatives at the Michigan Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). In his current position, one of Dr. Syed’s focus areas includes optimizing provider time with patients by maximizing the use of Electronic Health Records at FQHCs. Using his Lean healthcare training, Dr. Syed promotes the use of Lean tools and concepts for workflow and process improvement projects at the Health Centers.
Dr. Syed received his Medical Degree (MD) from Donetsk State Medical University and his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Michigan State University, School of Human Medicine. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys following international, college, and professional league sports. He lives with his wife in Holt, MI.