Dr. Victor Sta. Ana

Victor Sta. Ana, MD, MS Ed, FAAFP

Medical Director, Homeless Services; Director, Primary Care Scholars Program

Education and training

Residency – Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) – Albany Medical College
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) – Pace University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Brown University

Professional interests

Medical education
Chronic Disease Management
Care of People Experiencing Homelessness
Health Addiction Medicine
Medical Acupuncture

A little about me

I have worked at the Institute for Family Health since training here as a resident, and value the opportunity to care for all patients regardless of their life circumstances.

Why I love my job

I enjoy fostering relationships with patients and seeing them through challenges and successes in their lives.

Professional certifications or affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

Dr. Victor Sta. Ana (pronounced “Santa Ana”) is a family physician, Medical Director of Homeless Services at the Institute for Family Health, and Director of Mount Sinai’s Primary Care Scholars Program for medical students interested in careers in primary care for underserved communities. Dr. Sta. Ana earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University with a concentration in Ethnic Studies. He subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Education and served as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching science and special education in NYC. He graduated from Albany Medical College and completed residency training at the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine where he served as co-chair of the Curriculum Committee. After residency he joined the faculty of the then new Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Sta. Ana’s interests include medical education, chronic disease management, care of people experiencing homelessness, LGBTQIA+ health, addiction medicine and medical acupuncture. Dr. Sta. Ana provides care at the Family Health Center of Harlem, the Broadway Presbyterian Church, and the Ali Forney Center.