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Aamir Syed




Executive summary

Aamir Syed is a Principal in Grant Thornton's Public Sector practice and is based in the Arlington, Virginia office. Mr. Syed provides healthcare advisory subject matter expertise across public sector engagements and leads Grant Thornton's Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Account.


He oversees and directs Grant Thornton's support across several programs spanning Hospital Referrals and Authorization, Medical Claims Reimbursement , Agile Delivery, and Health Systems Deployment. Mr. Syed has 18+ years of experience advising health plans, hospitals, and large integrated delivery systems.


He helps public and private healthcare organizations modernize business processes and technology, in addition to optimizing the revenue cycle. His blend of expertise intersects payer and provider markets, allowing him to better guide an array of healthcare executives synthesizing strategic, operational, and IT needs. Mr. Syed has provided advisory turnaround and restructuring services to hospitals facing financial distress. He has also directed multiple hospital system studies and analyses, including the congressionally mandated Independent Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA) assessment. His teams evaluated and benchmarked performance across major business lines at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), culminating in a congressional report detailing issues and necessary recommendations to optimize performance across finance, operations, and technology for the nation's largest healthcare delivery system.



Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


  • MS, Health Administration, Russel Sage, Albany, NY
  • BA, Economics, University at Albany, Albany, NY

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