In medical school, Dr. Igbokwe volunteered with community outreach groups to increase public health awareness and provide free screenings to underserved communities. She then volunteered at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine screening and raising awareness about cognitive health to members of the Bronx community. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, public health and advocating …read more
Dr. Recor is interested in the connection between mind, body and spirit, which shapes her approach to patient care. She also has a special interest in public health policy and advocating for legislation that will best serve the patients in her community. Family medicine and primary care allow her to truly connect with her patients …read more
Dr. Yavari is passionate about forming long-term connections with patients, while giving them the most comprehensive care possible. She is excited to learn from her patients and partner with them to help them achieve better physical and mental health outcomes. She is driven by the opportunity to support and improve the health of her patient …read more
Dr. Castellanos is driven by her dedication to helping and healing others. She has lived and worked in three continents, expanding her passion for medicine, education, and equality across cultural, geographical, and language frontiers. She is dedicated to helping minority populations gain access to proper health care.
Dr. Erik Sanchez first developed his interest in family medicine when he worked in underserved communities on the Texas border. His professional interests include sports medicine and geriatrics. He was drawn to the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine because of its close relationship to the community and the diverse opportunities New York City provides.
In college, Dr. Hashemi worked in urban and rural areas throughout the Middle East and North Africa. She saw the disparities that existed especially with regards to women’s health, which inspired her to pursue medicine. Since then, she’s worked to address the social determinants of health with Project Health (Health Leads), assure access to comprehensive …read more
Dr. Debrah enjoys seeing young people live healthy and succeed in what they do. His professional goal is to serve in undeserved communities. Family medicine gives him the opportunity to form lasting relationships with patients and their families while allowing him to manage his patients’ physical, emotional, and psychologically needs.
Dr. Bornstein chose the Downtown residency because he loves being an advocate for his patients, and loves helping individuals achieve their healthcare goals. His professional interests include LGBTQ+ healthcare, HIV care and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Dr. Sanchez-Bravo was born and raised in Cuba where family medicine practitioners play a very important role in every community. This was one of her inspirations to become a family doctor that provides comprehensive healthcare, with an emphasis on prevention, especially for those in medically underserved communities. Her professional interests include primary care, preventative medicine …read more
Dr. Phelan enjoys working at IFH because it provides the opportunity to practice medicine in the framework of social justice, by working to ensure that everybody receives the quality care that they deserve. She believes that a strong patient-family doctor relationship has the potential to empower vulnerable communities. Her professional interests include global health, addiction …read more