Pulmonologist Syed Zain Ayaz, MD Joins CSSMCW Medical Staff

Syed Zain Ayaz, MD has joined the medical staff at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW). He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for internal medicine, pulmonology, and critical care medicine. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Ayaz specializes in critical illness and resuscitation, COPD, asthma, ILD, lung nodules and lymphadenopathy.

Dr. Ayaz will provide hospital consults and provide oversight of the respiratory therapy department, assisting with pulmonary function testing. He will focus on navigational bronchoscopy, ultrasonography, endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy (EBUS), and hemodialysis catheter placement.

Dr. Ayaz received his medical degree from Windsor University School of Medicine in Saint Kitts, Caribbean. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls, SD followed by a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Danville, PA.

During medical school, Dr. Ayaz received honors for his performance during his core rotations. He stayed active with case reports and literature review during residency. He worked as a hospitalist then chief hospitalist prior to starting his fellowship at Geisinger. At Geisinger, he was honored with the Walter D. Gemmil award for outstanding teaching.

Dr. Ayaz grew up in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada where his parents still reside. He is an avid basketball player and loves to lift weights during his time away from work. He joins the Johnstown and Windber community along with his wife Natalie and daughter Inaya.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit