Dr. Allen Keller, Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture

Allen Keller, MD, is a co-author on the Broken Laws, Broken Lives report. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights.

Since the Program began in 1995, approximately 3,000 refugees and asylum seekers from over than 80 different countries have received care. The Program has established an international reputation for excellence in its clinical, educational and research activities. Dr. Keller is recognized internationally as an expert in the documentation, evaluation and treatment of torture victims.

Dr. Keller is also on the Advisory Council of PHR. He has received several awards for his work, including the Barbara Chester Award from the Hopi Foundation in recognition of his work with torture victims, and twice he was honored by the graduating medical school class at NYU with the Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Keller is the 2007 recipient of the NYU Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Eclipse Award from the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis.

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