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.
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.