Dr. Koul was born in New York City, but grew up in a small beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In medical school, she worked in a non-profit women’s hospital in Mumbai, India, which increased her interest in women’s health. Her other interests include global health, primary care and mental health. Dr. Koul …read more
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.
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
Lauren Middleton spent 2.5 years after college in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer, and then went on to study Epidemiology. During her graduate studies, she spent two summers in Nicaragua studying chronic kidney disease in sugarcane farmers, and one summer at a migrant farmworker health center in rural Georgia. She is passionate about …read more
Before attending medical school, Dr. McKenzie spent two years teaching high school students in the neighborhood where she grew up. She continued her passion for education during medical school and developed an understanding of advocacy and policy development. She will continue these pursuits throughout her medical career.
As a nurse, Dr. Mariposa Garth worked in the intermediate ICU of the VA Palo Alto in California. In medical school, she helped create inter-professional education curriculum for her fellow medical students. She was also published for her work on inter-professional collaboration. Her professional interests include group medical visits, team-based care, palliative care and prenatal …read more
Dr. Cohn previously worked for Project Renewal on their Mobile Medical Vans, where she developed her passion for community medicine and working with vulnerable populations. Medical school gave her a love of family medicine, working underserved populations, and traveling the world. She is very excited to join the Institute community and continue to learn about …read more
Dr. Ivonne McLean is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Institute Family Health, where she completed a Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship. She has stayed on as faculty and is also an Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program (ECRIP) Fellow. Dr. McLean completed her residency at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, where her interest …read more
Dr. Gabrielle Surick grew up in northern New Jersey. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, with a major in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, and wrote her honors thesis on narrative medicine. She received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While there Dr. …read more