Dr. Bitika Kohli is very interested in community and population medicine, and actively works toward increasing access to care for low-income, immigrant, and disabled populations across the United States. Through her involvement with organizations like the Sikh Family Center, she has focused on providing care for domestic violence survivors and refugees, and recognizes the importance …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.
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. 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. Bhandiwad is a board-certified family physician and graduate of the Institute’s Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine. Born in Mysore, India, Dr. Bhandiwad spent most of his childhood in Michigan before obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He attended Georgetown University and completed a …read more