Dr. Van Yu Presents Grand Rounds on February 13th

New York, NY (February 6, 2015) – Van Yu, MD will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s February Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled, “Practicing Psychiatry in the Field with Homeless People,” will discuss the scope of homelessness in New York City; the relationship between homelessness, mental illness, and medical illness; as well as the system in place to provide clinical care to homeless New Yorkers and some of the strategies for engaging homeless people in care.

Dr. Van Yu is the Chief Medical Officer of Janian Medical Care, P.C., an affiliate of the Center for Urban Community Services. He previously served as Director of Janian Medical Care’s Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (PPOH), which provides psychiatric care at 54 community programs serving homeless and formerly homeless New Yorkers who might otherwise not access care. Before joining PPOH in 2003, Dr. Yu was an attending psychiatrist and then Associate Director of the Bellevue Hospital Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. A New York-educated physician, Dr. Yu earned his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed his residency at New York University Medical Center.

As part of the Mount Sinai Health System’s virtual campus, videoconferencing will be offered with the Beth Israel Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine and the Mount Sinai-affiliated Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency in Kingston.

The event will be held from 8-9am on Friday, February 13th in Mount Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium in the Guggenheim Pavilion (1468 Madison Avenue at 100th), 2nd Floor. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45am.

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Grand Rounds are supported with a generous donation from the Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation. They are open to all and occur on the second Friday of every month throughout the academic year.