Dr. Hassan Aziz is the Department Head and Associate Professor of Medical Technology at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. He is also the Laboratory Director of Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000.
Dr. Aziz was awarded the Clinical Laboratory Scientist of the Year by the Georgia ASCLS. He served on their board of directors since 2000, chairing numerous committees and served a recent term as president in 2006-2007. The award recognized Dr. Aziz’s commitment to the field and the association through his involvement, time and resources invested, and demonstrated ability to make a positive impact on the organization.
Dr. Aziz is also active as a member of national professional and scientific societies and organizations. He served on the Diagnosis and Staging Workgroup of the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Georgia Division of Public Health and on the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). Dr. Aziz is an external examiner for Singapore Polytechnic.
Dr. Aziz has various publications at both the regional and the national levels. He has given presentations at state, national, and international professional society meetings and conferences. His research interests include medical technology education and the laboratory manpower shortage.
Kimberly A. Whiter, who contributes to this blog, is an instructor in the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Jefferson College of Health Science, in Roanoke, VA.