Balazs Zsenits, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer; Senior Vice President; Hospitalist; Palliative Care Physician

Specialties: Hospice And Palliative Medicine, Hospitalist
Languages Spoken: English, Hungarian

About Me

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Zsenits believes that his main calling as a physician is to hear and stand by people that trust him with their care. He uses his best effort and the best available technology to achieve the goals his patients and him set. Besides working with individual patients and families, he also consider his work on our health care delivery system a priority: to help his colleagues and coworkers do their best for their patients and our community. His informatics philosophy is to implement information technology for usability and safety (IT4US) to achieve the quadruple aim. He equally focuses on developing the best technology and the best team to achieve this goal.

Credentials and Certifications
Board Certifications
  • 1998, Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 2017, Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • 2011, Hospice And Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 07/01/1994-12/31/1997, Henry Ford Hospital
Medical Education
  • 1991, Semmelweis University School of Medicine
Recent Awards
  • 'Healthcare Achievement Award' by Rochester Business Journal in 2018
  • 'George K. Hansen Exemplar Award' by the Rochester Quality Council in 2019
  • Fellow of Americal College of Physicians
  • Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine

Dr. Zsenits is Board Certified and active in the fields of Internal Medicine, Palliative Care, and Clinical Informatics. He started his 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. He later joined the palliative care team part-time. Dr. Zsenits served as Rochester General Hospital's inaugural medical director for ten years, and was then promoted to Associate CMO for Utilization and Efficiency when he launched our nationally-recognized Physician Advisor program. He 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. 

Personal Interests

Dr. Zsenits enjoys family time with his wife and kids, cinema and card games, exercising: fencing, basketball, skiing, ski patrolling, and listening to music, including the Rochester International Jazz Fest. 

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian


Locations and Directions

Main Location RGH Hospitalists 1425 Portland Ave
Box 287
Rochester, NY 14621
Office Phone: (585) 922-5067
Driving Directions Currently Not Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Fidelis Care Medicare Plans
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Independent Health Commercial/Medicare
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option

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