Dr. Andrea Maritato is Named Director of the Institute’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine

New York, NY (December 9, 2014) – The Institute for Family Health announced today that Dr. Andrea Maritato has been named Director of its Harlem Residency Program in Family Medicine. Dr. Maritato was hired as the inpatient director of the residency program in late 2012 and has served as the Associate Director of the program since 2013.

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Maritato in her new position as the residency director at our Harlem Residency Program. She has already demonstrated strong leadership in developing the residency program and its inpatient teaching service at the Mount Sinai Hospital,” said Dr. Robert Schiller, the Institute’s senior vice president for medical affairs and medical education. “She has also established an effective collaboration with our colleagues at the Mount Sinai Health System in integrating family medicine at the hospital and the medical school.”

Dr. Maritato previously worked at Jamaica Hospital, where she was Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. She attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and completed her residency in family medicine at Jamaica Hospital. She has been the recipient of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine  (STFM) Resident Teacher of the Year Award and the Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

The Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program, a federally designated “Teaching Health Center”, is one of the few health center-led residencies in the country. Residents are trained by highly skilled, expert faculty to provide outstanding, patient-centered care to people of all ages in underserved communities. Residents train at the Institute’s Family Health Center of Harlem, a recently constructed, state-of-the-art outpatient facility located in the diverse, historic community of Harlem; as well as at Mount Sinai Hospital.