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Our Team

Leadership & Administration

RGHG Directors

Our Physicians

Chief Medical Residents

Mid Levels

Support Staff

Leadership & Administration

Walter A. Polashenski Jr., MD
Associate Chief of Medicine, Division Head of Hospitalist Group

Dr. Walter Polashenski

Position: Associate Chief of Medicine; Associate Program Director, Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Faculty Appointment: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Rochester

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Primary Care Program

Fellowship: Chief Resident, University of Rochester Primary Care Program

Professional Interests: Evidence-based Medicine, Medical Education

Other: Rochester General Hospital Council Member

Carl "Chris" Reynolds, MD, FACP
Director of Patient and Customer Relations, Medical Director of Hospitalist Group

Dr. Chris Reynolds

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo

Additional Board Certification: Hospice and Palliative Care

Professional Interests: Ethics, Palliative Care / Hospice

Personal Interests: Backpacking, sailing, woodworking

Other:  Governance Board Member, Chair of Ethics Committee for Consultations, Patient Satisfaction Committee Chair, Palliative Care Curriculum Committee member

Kelly Murray-Polcyn, RPA-C
Lead Physician Assistant 

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PA School: Rochester Institute of Technology

Committees: Governance Board

Professional Interests: Medical Education for PA Students

 

Patrick Mcllhenney,
RPA-C, Co-Lead Physician Assistant

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Katura Gardner, RHIT, CCS-P
Program Manager

Katura Gardner, RHIT, CCS-P

Education: Associates in Health Information, Monroe Community College

Gregory Heeb, MD
Chief of Medicine, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

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Position:  Chief of Medicine, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Medical School:  Union University Albany Medical College

Residency /Internship:  Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine

Arun Nagpaul, MD
Medical Director, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

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Position:   Medical Director, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Medical School:  Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Residency /Internship:  Riverside Methodist Hospital, Internal Medicine; Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Urology


RGHG Directors

Anil Job, MD
Director of Medical Patient Flow

Dr. Anil Job

Position: Hospitalist, Attending Physician

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital

Fellowship: Chief Resident, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Professional Interests: Medical Education

Personal Interests: Cooking, hockey

Other: Governance Board Member


Pamela Polashenski, MD, MPH
Director of Clinical Quality

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Rochester

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital

Fellowship: Chief Resident, Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Quality Improvement, Inpatient Diabetes Management

Other: Rochester General Hospital Auxiliary Services Council Member Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member



Mohammad Shaheed, MD
Director of Clinical
Efficiency

Dr. Mohammed Shaheed

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Kabul Medical University

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Lincoln Hospital (Weil Medical College at Cornell University

Professional Interests:  Efficiency of care, resource utilization

Personal Interests: Tennis, travel and music


Our Physicians

Mysore Seetharaman, MD, FACP
Senior Hospitalist, Associate Program Director, RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program
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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician; Associate Program Director, Rochester General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester

Medical School: Government Medical College, Mysore, India

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Coney Island Hospital

Fellowship: Chief Resident, Coney Island Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Pulmonary Medicine

Other: Rochester General Hospital Multidisciplinary Committee Member

Kran Singh Alag, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position:  Senior Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India

Residency / Internship:  Lincoln Medical Center, Cornell University

Personal Interests:  Travel, music and cricket

Rutvic Amin, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position
: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Universidad Technologica de Santiago

Residency / Internship: Family Medicine, Chief Resident at The Brooklyn  Hospital Center

Professional Interests:  Congestive heart failure, palliative care

Personal Interests:  Football, finance and cooking

Amit Bansal, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Delhi University, India 

Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Critical Care

Personal Interests: Music and cricket

Raymond Bejerano, MD
Senior Hospitalist
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Position
: Hospitalist Attending Physician; Team Leader, Patient-Centered Admission Team (PCAT)

Medical School:  University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Residency/ Internship:  Rochester General Hospital, Chief Medical Resident ’08-‘09

Professional Interests: Hospital Administration and Clinical Efficiency, Pharmacologic Safety and Utilization, Nutritional Science and Metabolism

Personal Interests:  Classical/ Contemporary Piano and Improvisation and Composition, Fitness Training, Running, Spiritual Mediumship and Meditation

Muhammad Bhatty, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency /Internship:  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Personal Interests:  Traveling

Christina Kosta Cashimere, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Faculty Appointment: Clinical Sr Instructor Medicine, University of Rochester

Medical School: University of Rochester

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital

Other: Business team leader

Nelson Chan-hung, MD
Senior Hospitalist
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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: University of Carabobo

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease

Valentin Guset, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes,” Timisoara, Romania

Residency/ Internship:  Lincoln Medical Center, Cornell University

Professional Interests:  Pulmonary medicine

Personal Interests:  Fishing

Nagesh Jadhav, MD
Senior Hospitalist

Dr. Jadhav

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Government Medical College, Aurangabad India

Residency / Internship:  Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center 

Professional Interests: Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema,Sepsis

Kalyana Kanaparthy, MD
Senior Hospitalist

Dr. Kalyana Kanaparthy

Position: Hospitalist, Attending Physician

Medical School: Guntur Medical College, India

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease


Fatima Masrur, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan

Residency/ Internship: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University

 

Philip Stein, MD
Senior Hospitalist
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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  University at Buffalo

Residency /Internship: University at Buffalo

Professional Interests:  Information technology, medical ethics, palliative care, patient satisfaction,

Personal Interests:  Sailing,  woodworking

Balazs Zsenits, MD, SFHM, FACP
Senior Hospitalist, Associate Chief Medical Officer of RGH


Dr. Balazs Zsenits

Position: Associate Chief Medical Officer of RGHS, Utilization and Care Efficiency

Faculty Appointment: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester

Medical School: Semmelweis University, School of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital

Fellowship: Board Certified in Palliative Care

Professional Interests: Information Technology, Healthcare Delivery, Invasive Procedures, Palliative Care

Personal Interests:  Basketball, skiing, jazz, cinema, bridge and tarokk

Other: Chair, New York ACP Hospitalist Taskforce

Akash Agarwal, MD
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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Saba University School of Medicine

Residency /Internship:  Rochester General Hospital

Professional Interests:  Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology

Personal Interests:  Traveling and Basketball

Sunkanmi Ajewole, MD AJEWOLE_SUNKANMI   

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency /Internship:  University of Buffalo

Professional Interests:  Gastroenterology, Patient/Cultural Awareness, Healthcare Accessibility

Personal Interests:  Basketball, Chess, Mama's cooking

Jose Alcantara, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo

Residency /Internship:  RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Endocrinology, Diabetes, hormone disorders

Personal Interests:  Basketball, music and water sports

Mallika Angitpalli, MD
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Position:
Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Andhra Medical College, India

Residency /Internship: St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Professional Inerests: Blood disorders and cancer treatment

Andrew Bauliah, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, India

Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Endocrinology, Health Care Cost Utilization

Personal Interests: Listening to music and following cricket

 Jose Cala, MD        

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Residency / Internship:  RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests:  Diabetes care, heart disease, resident education

Personal Interests:  Tennis

 

Sowmya Chandrasekaran, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, India

Residency /Internship:  Rochester General Hospital

Wimal Dissanayake, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Colombo Medical School, Sri Lanka

Residency: Coney Island Hospital, Sri Lanka

Professional Interests: Pulmonary medicine, palliative care

Personal Interests: Cricket, music
Mazin Hameed, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Al-Mustansiriya University, College of Medicine

Residency:  Unity Health System

Professional Interests: Medical education, Critical Care Medicine

Personal Interests:  Biking, poetry, history

Sikandar Imran, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Kabir College of Medicine, Ganhara University, Pakistan

Residency:  Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY

Professional Interests: Hematology, Coagulation Disorders, Oncology, Palliative Care

Personal Interests:  Technology, traveling, food

Roshan Karki, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Residency / Internship:  RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests:  Heart and lung disease

Personal Interests:  Soccer, reading non-fiction

Nejmudin Kemal, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests:  Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Personal Interests:  Soccer and travel


Padma Koukuntla, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Osmania Medical College

Residency /Internship: Unity Health System

Professional Interests:  Endocrinology, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease

Personal Interests:  Traveling, kayaking, jewelry mkaing


Suresh Kulandhaisamy, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Coimbatore Medical College, India

Residency /Internship:  Rochester General Hospital

Professional Interests:  Cardiology

 

Akram Mohammed, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Deccan College of Medical Science

Residency /Internship:  MSSM, Bronx Hurley Medical Center, Michigan

Professional Interests:  Cardiology, Endocrinology

Personal Interests:  Driving, traveling

Amar Munsiff, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  New York Medical College

Residency /Internship:  Montefiore Medical Center

Professional Interests:  Infectious Dieases, Cardiovascular Medicine

Personal Interests:  Reading, Skiing

Prathima Pangular, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  The University of Toledo College of Medicine

Residency /Internship: The Ohio State University Medical Center

Professional Interests: Gastroenterology, Preventative Care

Personal Interests: Music, dance, current events

Charu Ramchandani, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician 

Medical School: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

Residency /Internship: Unity Health System, Rochester NY

Professional Interests: Endocrinology, Infectious Disease

Personal Interests: Cooking, biking


Gaby Razzouk, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician 

Medical School: University of Damascus, Syria

Residency /Internship: Unity Health System, Rochester NY

Professional Interests: Medical anthropology and Pulmonary Medicine

Personal Interests: Reading, cooking and tennis


Yulia Rehab, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician 

Medical School:  Sofia Medical University, Bulgaria

Residency /Internship:  New York Medical College, Manhattan, NY

Personal Interests:  Online shopping, learning to cook and playing with my son 

 

Radu Serban, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician 

Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Gastroenterology and C. diff

Personal Interests: Progamming and photography

Shashi Sigdel, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician 

Medical School: Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Residency /Internship: Rochester General Hospital

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease, Hospital Medicine, Public Health

Personal Interests: Poetry, spiritualism

Serhiy Sosniyenko, MD 

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Ternopil State Medical University, Ukraine

Residency /Internship:  RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests:  Critical care

Personal Interests: Volleyball and badminton

Daniel Taramasco, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency /Internship: Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY - Chief Resident

Professional Interests: Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Personal Interests: Traveling, baking and jogging


Ashish Thakkar, MD 

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency /Internship:  Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY

Professional Interests:  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling

 

Roopa Yarlagadda, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College

Residency /Internship: Unity Health System, Rochester NY

Professional Interests: Oncology

Personal Interests: Tennis and basketball

Mohammad Zabad, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  University of Damascus, Syria

Residency:  RGH Internal Medicine
Residency Program

Professional Interests:  Cardiology, heart diseases

Personal Interests: Soccer, table tennis and cooking


Kaye Zozobrado, MD

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Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines

Residency:  RGH Internal Medicine
Residency Program

Professional Interests: Endocrinology and Geriatrics

Personal Interests: Dining out and traveling

Chief Medical Residents

Pallavi Arora, MD

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Nisha Gupta, MD

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Amole Ojo, MD

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Thanushi Wickramarathne, MD

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Mid Levels

Jennifer Celso, RPA-C

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James Coons, RPA-C

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Amy Desantis, RPA-C

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Madeline Dudley, RPA-C

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Douglass Dupree, RPA-C

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Gene Farnett, RPA-C

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Andrea Gonzalez, RPA-C

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Laurel Green, RPA-C

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Tia Hewitt, RPA-C

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Sheri Holt, NP

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Larissa Huss, RPA-C

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Kelly Keeney, RPA-C

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Abigail Koehler, RPA-C

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Emily Krueger, RPA-C

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Laura Magnuson, NP

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Eliza Parker, RPA-C

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Irlande Robillard, NP

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Darren Schutt, RPA-C

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Margot Searls, RPA-C

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Brittany Vakiener, RPA-C

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Rachel Wells-Spicer, NP

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Rachel Wiedel, RPA-C

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Martha Wright, RPA-C

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Amy Ziberna, RPA-C

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Support Staff

Shannon Burnham

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Lisa Drew

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Annette Sharp

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Alicia Skillman

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