Jiana Menendez
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Jiana Menendez, MD, MPH

Junior Faculty; Assistant Professor; TLC Clinical Director; Lung Cancer Clinical Quality Director

Education and training

Fellowship - Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship at Reproductive Health Access Project and Leadership Training Academy Fellowship at Physicians for Reproductive Health
Family Medicine Residency - Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Master of Public Health (MPH) - East Carolina University
Bachelor of Science (BS) - The College of William and Mary

Professional certifications or affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) – Young Physician Section Alternate Delegate to the AMA
New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP) – New Physician Board Member, Chair of the Advocacy Commission
American Medical Association (AMA)
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC)
Society of Family Planning (SFP)
National Abortion Federation (NAF)
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)


ASCCP Comprehensive Colposcopy Course
Centering Pregnancy Facilitation Training
Andrew Weill Center for Integrative Medicine – Integrative Medicine in Residency Curriculum
Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights Asylum Evaluation Training
Nexplanon Clinical Training Program
Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques (SMART) Course
New York City Department of Health Narcan Training
Suboxone Training Program

Professional interests

Reproductive health
Trauma-informed care
Gender-affirming care
Adolescent medicine
Prenatal care
Mental health
Procedures
Preventative medicine
Lung cancer screening
Cervical cancer screening

A little about me

I am a family medicine doctor that has been practicing since 2016. My practice is focused on a trauma-informed and patient-centered approach. I did additional training in reproductive health care and I offer a variety of reproductive health procedures, such as contraceptive management, prenatal ultrasound, and colposcopy. Outside of the office, I am active in medical advocacy work to improve health care systems. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking, and spending time with my many pets.

Why I love my job

I have always been interested in reproductive health care, which is what brought me to medical school. For me, working as a doctor is really about connecting with people. I chose family medicine because I enjoy providing medical care for people, and families, throughout their lives.

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Professional experience & accomplishments

Dr. Menendez is a full-spectrum family medicine physician with a particular focus on reproductive, gender-affirming, and trauma-informed health care. She is the clinical director of the Institute for Family Health’s Trauma-Informed Linkage to Care Clinic, where she provides primary care to people who have experienced human trafficking, sexual assault, or other forms of sexual violence, including medical evaluation of asylum seekers. She is passionate and active in medical advocacy, particularly through the American Academy of Family Physicians, and leads the advocacy committee in the residency program. She also works at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, where she trains residents and fellows in reproductive health procedures. Dr. Menendez enjoys teaching at the same residency program from which she graduated.