2019 Speaking Faculty

Currently Confirmed



Kory Anderson
Kory Anderson, MD
System Physician Advisor and Lead Physician for Denials Management
Intermountain Healthcare


Amit Bansal
Amit Bansal, MD, FACP, FHM
Physician Advisor, Rochester Regional Health
Director of Quality, Rochester General Hospitalist Group
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry


Zulma M. Berrios
Zulma M. Berrios, MD, MBA, CPE
Chief Medical Officer
West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida


Walter Bohnenblust
Walter Bohnenblust, MD, SFHM
Director, Utilization Management,
UPMC/Tower Health
Medical Director, Utilization Management and Quality Improvement
Tower Health


Rachel Cyrus
Rachel Cyrus, MD, SFHM, FACP
Clinical Director, Division of Hospital Medicine
Northwestern Medical Group


Maria M. Garcia
Maria M. Garcia, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Physician Advisor for Utilization and Care Coordination
UMass Memorial Medical Center


David Goldner
David Goldner, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Utilization Management and Appeals
Lehigh Valley Health Network


Jessica L. Gustafson
Jessica L. Gustafson, Esq.
Founding Shareholder
The Health Law Partners, P.C.


Maria Johar
Maria Johar, MD, MBA
Physician Advisor
University Hospitals


Sheryl Jones-Henderson
Sheryl Jones-Henderson, MD
Medical Director,
UMPC/Tower Health Physician Advisor and Hospitalist,
Tower Health


Kalyana C. Kanaparthy
Kalyana C. Kanaparthy, MD, FHM
System Medical Director, Physician Advisor Program,
Rochester Regional Health


Don Lee
Don Lee, MD, PHD
Medical Director
Ascension Medical Group Wisconsin


Deerajnath Lingutla
Deerajnath Lingutla, MD, MBA
Associate Physician Advisor
Rochester Regional Health


Christy L. Pehanich
Christy L. Pehanich, MHSA, FHFMA, CPC
Associate Vice President, Revenue Management
Geisinger Health


Abby Pendleton
Abby Pendleton, Esq.
Founding Shareholder
The Health Law Partners, P.C.


Arshad Rahim
Arshad Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP
Senior Medical Director, Population Health
Mount Sinai Health System


Masood Safaee
Masood Safaee, MD
Medical Director, McKay-Dee Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare


Yasser Said
Yasser Said, MD
Physician Advisor; Director, Care Management
Advocate Medical Group


Mohammad Shaheed
Mohammad Shaheed, MD, SFHM, CHCQHM-PHYADV
Medical Director, Physician Advisor Group
Rochester Regional Health


Blaine Stringer
Blaine Stringer, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC
Adult Observation Unit Director
Rush University Medical Center


Carissa J. Tyo
Carissa J. Tyo, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal and Emergency Medicine; Program Director, IMEM Combined Residency; Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit; Physician Advisor,
University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital and Health Sciences Systems


Amit Wadhwa
Amit Wadhwa, MD, FAAEM
Medical Director, Utilization and Care Management
Holy Cross Health