Faculty Leadership

If you are a physician who would like to become involved in EHHOP, please visit Faculty Involvement.

Maia Alejandro
Head Social Worker

Maia Alejandro, LMSW, graduated from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008 and has focused her career on HIV-related treatment and prevention. She is currently a clinician at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, working specifically within Project IMPACT, where she provides individual, family, and group therapy to HIV-positive and sexually high-risk youth. In addition, she manages the EHHOP Social Work program, while working with the uninsured population of East Harlem. Ms. Alejandro has been a member of the EHHOP team since 2011.


Yasmin S. Meah, MD
EHHOP Program Director

Dr. Meah is a general internist in the Visiting Doctors Program, a house call primary care program for the medically homebound. She holds joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Education. As EHHOP's program director, she is responsible for program oversight, research, and student education. She is the attending physician on record for all EHHOP patients and oversees all medical care that our patients receive.


David C. Thomas, MD
EHHOP Medical Director

In addition to serving as medical director of EHHOP, Dr. Thomas also heads Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates outpatient clinic. Dr. Thomas was formerly the director of the Art and Science of Medicine course that is designed to teach the early mastery of physical exam skills in the first and second years of medical school. Dr. Thomas currently assists with clinic operations and infrastructure.


Kelly Hogan, MS, RD

Ms. Hogan is a clinical dietitian at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She is a registered dietitian who specializes in spinal cord injury rehabilitation, surgery, and general medicine and provides inpatient coverage for the orthopedic surgery, general medicine, and acute spinal cord rehabilitation units.

Social Workers

Joennis Almeida

Joennis Almeida, LMSW

Ms. Almeida is a bilingual licensed social worker at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She works in the IMA (Internal Medicine Associates) PACT (Preventable Admissions Care Team) clinic, serving high risk, chronically ill adults. The clinic focuses on reducing hospital readmissions through connecting patients to stable primary care, behavior modification, supportive counseling, and coordination of care. Ms. Almeida received her undergraduate degree in communications and her Master of Social Work from Fordham University.

juliana palacios

Juliana Palacios, LMSW

Ms. Palacios is a social worker at The Mount Sinai Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Tulsa and her Master of Social Work from New York University. Ms. Palacios started working at Mount Sinai in 2012 and joined the EHHOP team in 2013. She currently works as an OB-GYN social worker in Women and Children’s Services. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

2013-2014 EHHOP Advisory Board

Tyler Anderson
Holly Atkinson, MD
Stephen Berns, MD
Nicole Bouvier, MD
Cinthia De La Rosa, MPH
Steven Itzkowitz, MD
Janice Musselwhite, MBA
Helen Schaub
Brijen Shah, MD
Dana Smith, JD

Contact Us

Appointments and Information
Tel: 877-372-4161
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Open Saturdays, 9am - 12pm
Except major holidays

Main Clinic
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP)
The Center for Advanced Medicine
17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10029

Women's Health Clinic
Klingenstein Pavilion, Level E
1176 5th Avenue (between 98th and 99th Streets)
New York, NY 10029

Mailing Address:
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Attn: Yasmin S. Meah, MD
EHHOP Program Director
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box #1216
New York, NY 10029