Waleed Albert, MD, FACP

Waleed Albert, MD, FACP, is the medical director for Quality and Utilization at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) of the Mohawk Valley Health System.

In this role, Dr. Albert serves as a physician advisor to the medical staff, Case Management staff and the Utilization and Review Committee, for which he is chairman. He works closely with attending physicians to ensure their patients are given accurate bed assignments and that their medical and surgical conditions are managed efficiently. Dr. Albert closely monitors the practice patterns of physicians, the accuracy and completeness of their documentation in medical records, and how they use their resources. He also decides medical necessity when appropriate, ensures regulatory compliance and works with third party payers for any disputes that arise over length of stay.

Dr. Albert earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Damascus University in Damascus, Syria. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Trenton Affiliated Hospitals in Trenton, New Jersey, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Albany Medical College and the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, both in Albany, New York.

Dr. Albert most recently held the position of chief medical officer at Rome Memorial Hospital in Rome, New York. Previously, he held positions as an Infection Prevention officer and attending physician of Infectious Diseases for FSLH and as an attending physician of Infectious Diseases for St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica, New York.

Dr. Albert is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Physicians Executives.