Rochester Regional Health’s newly formed Health Informatics Department is advancing its system-wide implementation for both the Physician Advisor and Quality Reporting programs. (You can learn more about these programs below.) To support this growth, we are pleased to announce the following leadership positions.


  • Kalyana Kanaparthy, MD, has been named the new system medical director for the Physician Advisor (PAd) program. Throughout its inception and expansion, Dr. Kanaparthy has been a trailblazer in generating national attention and recognition for RRH’s PAd program. Reporting to, Dr. Balazs Zsenits, chief medical information officer and senior vice president, Dr. Kanaparthy is responsible for overseeing the PAd program across all of our hospitals and actively expanding PAd services at Unity Hospital and United Memorial Medical Center.




  • Mohammad Shaheed, MD, has been named medical director of the PAd program for Rochester General Hospital and the Eastern Region. In this role, Dr. Shaheed reports to Dr. Kanaparthy and is responsible for the continued excellence of the PAd program in the above locations.





  • Kate Schantz, MPA, has accepted the newly-created position of system senior director of Clinical and Quality Reporting. She reports to Matt Phillips, vice president of Health Informatics, and will oversee the successful expansion of RRH’s Quality Reporting programs.








  • Melissa King, BS, has been named system director of the PAd program. In this role, Melissa reports to Matt Phillips with a matrix relationship to Dr. Kanaparthy. She is responsible for the operations and analytics that are integral in supporting the expansion of the PAd program.



Please congratulate these leaders and wish them success in their new leadership roles.

More about PAd and Clinical and Quality Reporting

  • The Physician Advisor program oversees the utilization review and denial management functions related to hospitalizations within the health system with focus on compliance, revenue integrity and risk mitigation. In addition, the physician advisors play a key role in partnering with the medical and dental staff on documentation improvement.
  • Clinical and Quality Reporting is responsible for the management of federal and state quality reporting programs. The department is tasked with ensuring compliance with regulations, the submission of data to meet program requirements, maximizing financial reimbursements under the programs, and improved performance with program objectives.