Home
MyCare - Patients: View your medical records securely online here.
Log in Learn More

Our Team

Leadership & Administration

Our Physicians

Mid Levels

Chief Medical Residents

Support Staff


Leadership & Administration

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

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 Henry Reynolds 


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

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

Heeb

Gregory Heeb, MD

Chief of Medicine, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Position: Chief of Medicine, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital
Medical School: Union University Albany Medical College
Residency/Internship: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine

Karan Singh Alag

Karan Singh Alag, MD, MBBS, FHM

Director, Information Technology and Innovation, Rochester General Hospitalist Group

Position: Senior Hospitalist Attending Physician, Lead Informaticist, Department of Medical Informatics
Faculty Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester
Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Cornell University
Professional Interests: Medical Education, Medical Informatics, Resource Utilization, Critical Care
Personal Interests: Travel, music, cricket
Committees: Governance Board, Planning committee RGHG Weekly Grand Rounds, Quality committee, Patient Satisfaction committee, Certified Physician Builder with Epic EHR, HIM Committee, Physician Advisor, Professional Consultation Committee with Clinical Pastoral Education, Clinical Investigation Committee

Nagesh R Jadhav

Nagesh Jadhav, MD

Director of Unit Education


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

Anil Varghese Job
Anil Job, MD

Director of Medical Patient Flow


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

Dr. Christina Kosta Cashimere
Christina Kosta Cashimere, MD

Medical Director, Clifton Springs Hospital


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

Nagpaul_2013
Arun Nagpaul, MD
Medical Director, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

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

POLASHENSKI_PAMELA1

Pamela Polashenski, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical Quality

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

Dr. Mohammed Shaheed
Mohammad Shaheed, MD
Director of Clinical Efficiency

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

mcilhenney_patrick_rpa_c_2720
Patrick Mcllhenney,
RPA-C, Co-Lead Physician Assistant
murray_polcyn_kelly1
Kelly Murray-Polcyn, RPA-C
Lead Physician Assistant 

PA School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Committees
: Governance Board
Professional Interests: Medical Education for PA Students  

Paul Sandroni

Paul Sandroni, CMPE, PHR
Practice Manager

Our Physicians

Olufemi Adunse

Olufemi Adunse, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School: 
Obafemi Awolowo University
Residency /Internship:
  Forbes Regional Hospital

Agarwar_Akash1


Akash Agarwal, MD

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

AJEWOLE_SUNKANMI


Sunkanmi Ajewole, MD 
 

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 Angel Alcantara Contreras


Jose Alcantara, MD


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

amin_rutvic
Rutvic Amin, MD

Senior Hospitalist

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School
: Universidad Technologica de Santiago
Residency / Internship
: Family Medicine, Chief Resident at The Brooklyn  Hospital Center
Fellowship: Board Certified in Hospice Palliative Care
Professional Interests:  Congestive heart failure, palliative care
Personal Interests: 
Football, finance and cooking

angitpalli_mallika


Mallika Angitpalli, MD
Senior Hospitalist
 
Position:
Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:
Andhra Medical College, India
Residency /Internship:
St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Professional Inerests: Blood disorders and cancer treatment

ARORA_PALLAVI_R

Pallavi Arora, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Byramjee Jeejebhoy Medical College, Pune
Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Anfil Aurich Mancebo

Anfil Aurich Mancebo, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Amit_bansal
Amit Bansal, MD

Senior Hospitalist


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:
Delhi University, India 
Residency /Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)
Professional Interests:
Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Critical Care
Personal Interests:
Music and cricket

Andrew Bauliah
Andrew Bauliah, MD

Senior Hospitalist

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

bejerano_raymond_md_7912


Raymond Bejerano, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

BhattyMuhammadCroppedcopy
Muhammad Bhatty, MD

Senior Hospitalist

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

cala_jose_md_0326

Jose Cala, MD        
Senior Hospitalist

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, quality improvement

Nelson Chan


Nelson Chan-hung, MD, FACP
Senior Hospitalist

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School
: University of Carabobo
Residency / Internship
: Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center
Professional Interests: Infectious Disease

DISSANAYAKE_WIMAL


Wimal Dissanayake, MD

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

 

Guset_valentin
Valentin Guset, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

Imran_Sikandar
Sikandar Imran, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:
  Kabir College of Medicine, Gandhara University, Pakistan
Residency:  Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY
Professional Interests:
Hematology, Coagulation Disorders, Oncology, Palliative Care
Personal Interests:  Technology, traveling, food

Dr. Kalyana Kanaparthy
Kalyana Kanaparthy, MD

Senior Hospitalist


Position: Hospitalist, Attending Physician
Medical School: Guntur Medical College, India
Residency / Internship
: Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital
Professional Interests: Infectious Disease

Karki_Roshan


Roshan Karki, MD


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

Heena Khalid

Heena Khalid, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Allama Iqbal Medical College
Residency /Internship: University of Tennessee Medical Center Residency Program



Kouk_MG


Padma Koukuntla, MD


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 making

Nirmal Kumar

Nirmal Kumar, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Government Medical College Calcut
Residency /Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland

Amy Mangla

Amy Mangla, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Saba University School of Medicine
Residency /Internship: MetroHealth Medical Center

Fatima Masrur
Fatima Masrur, MD
Senior Hospitalist

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:
Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Residency/ Internship:
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University

Laura Meza Rios

Laura Meza Rios, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Columbia
Residency / Internship:  RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

MOHAMMED_AKRAM_MD


Akram Mohammed, MD


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

munsiff_amar


Amar Munsiff, MD


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

_MG_3315


Charu Ramchandani, MD


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

Asra Rana

Asra Rana, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Ross University School of Medicine
Residency / Internship:  University of Buffalo

Ramya Ravindran

Ramya Ravindran, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:  Government Medical College Calcut
Residency / Internship:  Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland


Razzouk_Gaby


Gaby Razzouk, MD


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

rehab_yuliya_md_5656


Yulia Rehab, MD


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

Mysore Lakshminarayana Seetharaman
Mysore Seetharaman, MD, FACP
Senior Hospitalist

Position: 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

s_sigdel
Shashi Sigdel, MD


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

Sosniyenko_Serhiy


Serhiy Sosniyenko, MD
 

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

stein_philip_md_7680
Philip Stein, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

Daniel Taramasco
Daniel Taramasco, MD


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

thakkar_a


Ashish Thakkar, MD
 

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

wickramarathne_thanshi1

Thanushi Wickramarathne, MD


Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School: 
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Residency /Internship:  Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY

Roopa Yarlagagga


Roopa Yarlagadda, MD


Position:
Hospitalist Attending Physician
Medical School:
Rangaraya Medical College
Residency /Internship: Unity Health System, Rochester NY
Professional Interests: Oncology
Personal Interests: Tennis and basketball

Zozobrado_K


Kaye Zozobrado, MD


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

Dr. Balazs Zsenits
Balazs Zsenits, MD, SFHM, FACP
Senior Hospitalist, Associate Chief Medical Officer

Position: Associate Chief Medical Officer, Utilization and Care Connect Medical Informatics
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; Certified Epic Physician Builder
Professional Interests: Information Technology, Healthcare Delivery, Invasive Procedures, Palliative Care
Personal Interests: Basketball, skiing, jazz, cinema, bridge and tarokk
Other: Co-founding medical director of RGHG; Chair, New York ACP Hospitalist Taskforce


Physician Assistants & Nurse Practioners

Celso_Jennifer
Jennifer Celso, RPA-C
Coons_James
James Coons, RPA-C
DESANTIS_AMY
Amy Desantis, RPA-C
Dudley_Madeline
Madeline Dudley, RPA-C
Douglas Dupree
Douglass Dupree, RPA-C
GonzalezAndreaPA
Andrea Gonzalez, RPA-C
green_laurel_pa_2717
Laurel Green, RPA-C
HEWITT_TA
Tia Hewitt, RPA-C
holt_sheri_herchoice_3932
Sheri Holt, NP
Huss_Larissa
Larissa Huss, RPA-C
Kelly Keeney
Kelly Keeney, RPA-C
koehler_abigail_rpa_c_0436
Abigail Koehler, RPA-C
Erica Legan

Erica Legan, NP
Nancie Resse

Nancie Reese, RPA-C
robillard_irlande_np_3408


Irlande Robillard, NP

schutt_darren_pa_hischoice_3914
Darren Schutt, RPA-C
vakiener_brittany_rpa_c_2306
Brittany Vakiener, RPA-C
Parker_Eliza
Eliza Parker, RPA-C
Laura Spicer Wells
Laura Wells-Spicer, NP
Rachael Wiedel
Rachel Wiedel, RPA-C
Jeffrey Willis
Jeffrey Willis, RPA-C
WrightMartha


Martha Wright, RPA-C

Ziberna_Amy
Amy Ziberna, RPA-C

Chief Medical Residents

Joseph Gabriel

Joseph Gabriel, MD
Rachel Karmally

Rachel Karmally, MD
Mehul Lohia

Mehul Lohia, MD
Gbolahan Ogyunbayo

Gbolahan Ogunbayo, MD

Support Staff

burnham_shannon_0156
Shannon Burnham
Amy DeCook

Amy DeCook
drew_lisa
Lisa Drew
SHARP_ANNETTE
Annette Sharp
skillman_alicia
Alicia Skillman