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Clinical Informatics Fellowship


The ACGME-accredited, two-year Clinical Informatics Fellowship training program is a unique combination of educational and practical experiences. 

Our mission is to improve lives and promote health by preparing clinical informaticians with the knowledge, skills, and compassion to lead the thoughtful modernization of healthcare through education, practice, and research. The fellowship will provide a diverse variety of didactics, rotations, and hands-on leadership opportunities. Our Clinical Informatics graduates will be well-equipped as physician leaders for the future.

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Program Contact

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Director's Letter

On behalf of the Health Informatics team and Rochester Regional Health (RRH), it is my honor and privilege to present the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program for your consideration.

Our program is sponsored by our Health Informatics team which is recognized regionally and nationally for its achievements and innovations.

The Health Informatics Department at RRH is a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and IT informaticians who work together to implement state-of-the-art technology and play a key role in the provision of high-quality healthcare. The fellowship is built on the strong foundation of the team, and commitment of our Faculty to provide the training and education in the vast field of Informatics.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing how the Clinical Informatics Fellowship at RRH can help you develop the knowledge and skills to have a successful career as a Clinical Informatician.

Farhad Nasar, MD, MRCP, MSc
Program Director

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Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Since its inception, Health Informatics at Rochester Regional has achieved national recognition for its structure and outcomes. The Health Informatics infrastructure has been recognized by Gartner in the publication, “Best Practice Exemplar: RRH Delivers Digital Value through Clinical Informatics,” and has been imperative in RRH’s system achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 of EHR Adoption. We also have a direct affiliation with the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Health Informatics MS program and other informatics-related education and research activities. Fellows will have the opportunity to interact with RIT students and collaborate with them in different activities.

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About the Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Areas of Study

The educational assignments will include the following focus areas:

  • Algorithm development
  • Bioinformatics/computational biology
  • Clinical translational research
  • Data organization/user interface
  • Diagnostics
  • Health information technology user interface design
  • Imaging informatics and radiology information systems
  • Information technology business strategy and management
  • Laboratory information systems/pathology informatics
  • Public health informatics
  • Regulatory informatics
  • Remote systems/telehealth
  • Specialty-specific focus

How to Apply


All applicants must apply through the ERAS website. All applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency program within the United States.

Applicants will need the following information for their applications:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE Scores
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

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Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows.

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    Life insurance

    Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

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    Short-Term Disability

    Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

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    Long-Term Disability

    Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability.  Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.

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    Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

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    Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

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    Option to purchase one of two plans.

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    Vision/Hearing Plan

    Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan

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    EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

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    On-site Child Care

    Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

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    Paid Vacation


The Health Informatics team members come from a variety of disciplines and are committed to serving the health system and community, as well as committed to providing a productive environment for the learning and growth of the fellows.

  • Karan S Alag, MD, SFHM, FACP

    Medical Director, Health InformaticsClinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of RochesterSpecialty: Clinical Informatics, Internal Medicine

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    Farhad Nasar, MD, MRCP, MSc

    Medical Director Health Informatics Specialty: Clinical Informatics, Internal Medicine

    View Farhad Nasar's Profile
  • Balazs Zsenits, MD, FACP, SFHM, FAMIA

    Chief Medical Information Officer, Senior Vice PresidentClinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of RochesterAdjunct Professor of Informatics, Rochester Institute of TechnologySpecialty: Clinical Informatics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine

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  • Matt Phillips

    Matt Phillips, MBA

    Vice President, Health InformaticsAdjunct Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

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    Paul Cabral, MD, FACOG

    Medical Director, Health InformaticsSpecialty: Clinical Informatics, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    David Krusch, MD, FACS

    Vice President, IT ApplicationsClinical Professor of Surgery, University of RochesterAdjunct Professor of Informatics, Rochester Institute of TechnologySpecialty: Clinical Informatics, Surgery

    View David Krusch's Profile
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All applicants must apply through the ERAS website. 

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Get in Touch

For additional information or inquiries, please contact:

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Clinical Fellowship
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