RGHG Team

Leadership & Administration

polashenskiwalterWalter 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

reynoldschrisCarl "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, Palliative Care Curriculum Committee member

murray_polcyn_kellyKelly Murray-Polcyn, RPA-C
Lead Physician Assistant 

PA School: Rochester Institute of Technology

Committees: Governance Board

Professional Interests: Medical Education for PA Students

 

mcilhenney_patrickPatrick Mcllhenney,
RPA-C, Co-Lead Physician Assistant

katura 20gardnerKatura Gardner, RHIT, CCS-P
Program Manager

Education: Associates in Health Information, Monroe Community College

HeebGregory 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

Nagpaul_arunArun 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


RGHG Directors

jobanilAnil 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

POLASHENSKI_PAMELAPamela 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


shaheedMohammad 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


Our Physicians

SeetharamanMysoreMysore Seetharaman, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director, RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician; 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

AlagKran Singh Alag, MD

Position:  Senior Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India

Residency / Internship:  Lincoln Medical Center, Cornell University

Personal Interests:  Travel, music and cricket

smallRutvic Amin, MD

Position
: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Universidad Technologica de Santiago

Residency / Internship: Family Medicine, Chief Resident at The Brooklyn  Hospital Center

Professional Interests:  Congestive heart failure, palliative care

Personal Interests:  Football, finance and cooking

bansalAmitAmit Bansal, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Delhi University, India 

Residency /Internship: RGH Internal Medicine Residency Program

Professional Interests: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Critical Care

Personal Interests: Music and cricket

BejeranoRaymondRaymond 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

BhattyMuhammadMuhammad Bhatty, MD

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

cashimerechristinaChristina Kosta Cashimere, MD
Senior Hospitalist

 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

chanhung_nelsonNelson Chan-hung, MD

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: University of Carabobo

Residency / Internship: Internal Medicine, Lincoln Medical Center

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease

Guset_valentinValentin Guset, MD

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

jadhavNagesh Jadhav, MD

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

kanaparthyKalyana 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

ADUNSE_OLUFEMI_smallOlufemi Adunse
Senior Hospitalist

stein_philipPhilip Stein, MD

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

RavindranRamyaRamya Ravindran
Senior Hospitalist

AgarwarAkashAkash Agarwal, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

AjewoleSunkanmiSunkanmi 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

aicantara_jose_smallJose 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

AngitpalliMallikaMallika Angitpalli, MD
 
Position:
Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Andhra Medical College, India

Residency /Internship: St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Professional Inerests: Blood disorders and cancer treatment

bauliah_andrewAndrew Bauliah, MD

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

cala_joseJose 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

 

DISSANAYAKE_WIMALWimal Dissanayake, MD 
Senior Hospitalist

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

generic avatarLaura Meza-Rios
Senior Hospitalist

RamchandaniCharuCharu Ramchandani, MD 
Senior Hospitalist

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

KhalidHeenaHeena Khalid
Senior Hospitalist
generic avatarNirmal Kumar
Senior Hospitalist
LohiaMehulMehul Lohia
Senior Hospitalist

Koukuntla_PadmaPadma Koukuntla, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

ManglaAmyAmy Mangla
Senior Hospitalist

MOHAMMED_AKRAMAkram Mohammed, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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_amarAmar Munsiff, MD
Senior Hospitalist

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School:  New York Medical College

Residency /Internship:  Montefiore Medical Center

Professional Interests:  Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular Medicine

Personal Interests:  Reading, Skiing

Razzouk_GabyGaby Razzouk, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

generic avatarSwagatam Mookherjee
Senior Hospitalist
generic avatarAsra Rana
Senior Hospitalist

sigdelshashiShashi Sigdel, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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_SerhiySerhiy Sosniyenko, MD 
Senior Hospitalist

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

taramasco_danielDaniel Taramasco, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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


generic avatarLe Yu Naing
Senior Hospitalist

Yarlagagga_RoopaRoopa Yarlagadda, MD
Senior Hospitalist

Position: Hospitalist Attending Physician

Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College

Residency /Internship: Unity Health System, Rochester NY

Professional Interests: Oncology

Personal Interests: Tennis and basketball

generic avatarIkenna Onwumere
Senior Hospitalist

Zozobrado_KayeKaye Zozobrado, MD
Senior Hospitalist

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

generic avatarAjay Thakur
Senior Hospitalist

 

Chief Medical Residents

AbbasFarrukhFarrukh Abbas, MD

DsouzaKevinKevin Dsouza, MD

KiwalkarSonamSonam Kiwalkar, MD

VadamalaiKarthnikKarthnik Vadamalai, MD

Verghese_BasilBasil Verghese, MD

Advanced Practice Providers

DESANTIS_AMYAmy Desantis, PA

Dudley_MadelineMadeline Dudley, PA

DUPREE_DOUGLASDouglass Dupree, PA

green_laurelLaurel Green, RPA-C

generic avatarJenna Hills, NP

holt_sheriSheri Holt, NP

Huss_LarissaLarissa Huss, PA

Keeney_KellyKelly Keeney, PA

koehler_abigailAbigail Koehler, PA

mcilhenney_patrickPatrick McIlhenney, Lead PA

murray_polcyn_kellyKelly Murray-Polcyn, Lead PA

generic avatarRachel O'Donnell, PA

robillard_irlande_npIrlande Robillard, NP

Brittany VakienerBrittany Vakiener, PA

Parker_ElizaEliza Walter, PA

Wiedel_RachaelRachel Wiedel, PA

WillisJeffreyJeffrey Willis, PA

WrightMarthaMartha Wright, PA

Ziberna_AmyAmy Ziberna, PA

Support Staff

burnham_shannon_0156Shannon Burnham

drew_lisaLisa Drew

SHARP_ANNETTEAnnette Sharp

skillman_aliciaAlicia Skillman