Balazs Zsenits,MD

Specialties: Clinical Informatics, Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
Languages: English, Hungarian
About Me
Title(s) Chief Medical Information Officer; Senior Vice President; Hospitalist; Palliative Care Physician
Clinical Programs & Specialties
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Hospice And Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Philosophy of Care

I believe that my main calling as a physician is to hear and stand by people that trust me with their care. I use my best effort and the best available technology to achieve the goals my patients and I set. Besides working with individual patients and families, I also consider my work on our health care delivery system a priority: to help my colleagues and coworkers do their best for their patients and our community. My informatics philosophy is to implement information technology for usability and safety (IT4US) to achieve the quadruple aim. I equally focus on developing the best technology and the best team to achieve this goal. 



Personal Interests

I enjoy family time with my wife and kids, cinema and card games, exercising: fencing, basketball, skiing, ski patrolling, and listening to music, including the Rochester International Jazz Fest. 


I am Board Certified and active in the fields of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, and Clinical Informatics. I started my career as an academic internist, worked in the military and as a field emergency physician, then served as a rural primary care doctor before moving to Rochester in 2002 to become a hospitalist. I later joined the palliative care team part-time. I served as Rochester General Hospital's inaugural medical director for ten years, and was then promoted to Associate CMO for Utilization and Efficiency when I launched our nationally-recognized Physician Advisor program. I was named system CMIO and SVP in 2017, and formed our Health Informatics team that has won several national and international recognitions for their work. 

Board Certifications
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Hospice And Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Education and Training
  • 07/01/1994-12/31/1997, Henry Ford Hospital
  • 1991, Semmelweis University School of Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • 'Healthcare Achievement Award' by Rochester Business Journal in 2018
  • 'George K. Hansen Exemplar Award' by the Rochester Quality Council in 2019
Locations and Directions
RGH Hospitalists Main Location Not Accepting New Patients

1425 Portland Ave
Box 287
Rochester, NY 14621
Driving Directions

Office Phone: (585)922-5067
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Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • CareIQ
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Fidelis Care of New York
  • Fidelis Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works
  • Health Republic
  • HealthNow Medicaid Plans
  • HealthNow NY
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicaid
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (formerly RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point - US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options(Behavioral Health)
  • Wellcare of NY
  • YourCare Health Plan