Drawing upon more than five decades of expertise in medical technology, Gregory D. Sudia has worked for a myriad of laboratories since the 1960s, culminating in his current position as a senior medical technologist at Steward Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts. Excelling with the family hospital for 15 years, he previously served as an assistant laboratory director in Murray, Kentucky, as well as a laboratory manager for Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Exemplifying diversity in his profession, he also served as an instructor of clinical microbiology at Oakland Community College.
Throughout his longstanding career, Mr. Sudia has specialized in microbiology, which is the study of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. He has conducted significant research within the fields of biochemistry, physiology, cell biology and ecology, including aspects of evolution and micro-organisms. To prepare for his career in the sciences, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a master’s degree in management and education, both from Wayne State University in 1978 and 1982, respectively. Shortly thereafter, he earned an additional master’s degree in environmental health sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1984. He is a certified specialist in microbiology through the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
To remain abreast of developments in the field, Mr. Sudia has maintained affiliation with the Northeast Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology. Although he has accrued many achievements throughout his career, he is especially proud of his teaching endeavors, as well as his aid in establishing seven different laboratories. Through his work, he was responsible for arranging staff, developing scientific procedures and designing the laboratories.
Mr. Sudia attributes his current success to his career longevity, having attained a plethora of expertise over the course of many decades. He notes that the field of medical technology has never been stagnant and, instead, is constantly evolving. Over the years, he has recognized the many innovations and pioneering work that have defined the sciences, which has furthered his own expertise in microbiology, medical equipment and technology. Looking forward, he intends to experience the continued growth of his career.