Aziz A. Jafri
Skilled and trained Histology Technologist, with considerable management experience and a strong record for organizing and leading efficient, compliant, and collaborative Histopathology Laboratory teams. AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Routine Embedding and cutting
H&E and Special Staining
HISTOLOGY/PATHOLOGY SUPERVISOR Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY September 2017 to Present Oversee all day-to-day operations of the laboratory, maintaining laboratory logs, embedding and cutting of routine biopsy and surgical blocks. Maintain, operate and troubleshoot laboratory equipment and in the state of readiness and cleanliness. Perform routine H&E staining, maintain and special stains using automatic and some manual stains. Prepare solutions, stains, and reagents in accordance with laboratory standards. Manage all staff-related functions, including scheduling, assignments, performance oversight and annual evaluations.
Full accountability for SOP standardization and validation of procedures throughout the department. LEAD TECHNOLOGIST/SUPERVISOR St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Yonkers, NY 11/2012 to 7/2016 Executed all facets of histology operations, including embedding, cutting of paraffin blocks, H&E and special staining, IHC slide preparation, cytology (non-GYN) cytospins, and PAP staining. Effectively monitored equipment maintenance needs and troubleshot malfunctioning equipment. Oversaw supply inventory and ordering, communicating directly with vendors to facilitate on-time deliveries to meet department needs.
Maintained the department’s record of tissue blocks and daily slides and prepared monthly data reports.
Assisted pathologists in FNA on-spot procedures for thyroid, liver and breast biopsies. HISTOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST Coriam Diagnostics, Darien, CT 9/2011 to 11/2012 Performed histology procedures, including embedding, cutting and routine staining of tissue biopsies, sectioning. Collaborated with pathologists to address problematic samples and quality concerns to ensure accurate microscopic analysis.
OWNER Excel Signs & Graphic, Dobbs Ferry, NY 3/2003 to 12/2009 Operated a successful sign business, building the business from the ground up before selling the operation to several employees. Developed all operating procedures, established a large client base, and managed all accounting, human resources, and marketing functions. Maintained a strong reputation within the local market to drive referrals and repeat business.
SENIOR STAFF ASSOCIATE Columbia University Laboratory of Dermatopathology, New York, NY 7/1976 to 2/2003 Performed recruiting, training, and evaluation of Laboratory staff. Managed staff performance and work flows based on overall fairness and individual efficiencies, skill sets, and ability levels. Directly involved in quality and work performance of technical staff by performing technical work when needed. Oversaw specimen logging, grossing and processing. Determined priorities of urgent cases. Maintained quality control and technical protocols compliance according to CAP and NY State standards. Maintained logs of all procedures, equipment, laboratory problems, and trouble shooting.
Full accountability for maintaining appropriate quality standards in instrumentation for all lab equipment including validations.
Additional experience as a Histology Technician at Histopathology Associates in Suffern, NY from Oct to Dec 2009. EDUCATION & LICENSES
Master of Science in Biology Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan Clinical Laboratory Technologist State of New York ASCP (HT)