Mercy names Dr. Shan Ahmed new chief medical officer


Mercy Medical Center has appointed Shan Ahmed as chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs. His extensive background and clinical expertise are expected to help further Mercy’s overall strategic vision for leading-edge expertise, advanced technology and compassionate care, Mercy officials said.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ahmed to our team and look forward to working together in areas crucial to Mercy’s success, including quality improvements, care coordination, physician recruitment and medical staff support,” said Ron Steimel, Mercy’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

Previously, Ahmed, who lives in Dix Hills with his wife and three children, was the regional medical director and director of operations for Island Medical Management in Hauppauge. IMM provides physician management and staffing services to more than 80 hospitals throughout the U.S. There, he managed several emergency departments including those of St. Joseph Hospital, St. Charles Hospital, St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

Ahmed earned his bachelor’s degree at SUNY Stony Brook and his doctorate at New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and worked there for several years as an attending physician and assistant residency director.

He was also a faculty member in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Good Samaritan and at NYIT. Ahmed has given many lectures at medical conventions locally and nationally, and has served as chairman of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee for many years for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians.

Ahmed devotes time to extensive volunteer work within the medical community. He currently is the medical director for four local EMS agencies and fire departments in Nassau County. He and his family also help run an orphanage in Pakistan.