Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture overview

Director, NYU/Bellevue Survivors of Torture Program: Allen Keller, MD

The program was founded in 1995 by Dr. Allen Keller to treat the physical, mental, and social problems of torture survivors. The program provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to immigrants, particularly refugees and asylum seekers, who have experienced torture and other human rights abuses in their countries of origin.

Since its inception, the program has cared for more than 1,500 patients from over 70 countries, and has established an international reputation for excellence in its clinical, educational, and research activities. House staff and medical students participate in a number of the program's activities, including a weekly evening primary-care clinic for torture victims.