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Van Yu

Chief Medical Officer
Center for Urban Community Services
Janian Medical Care

Dr. Yu is Chief Medical Officer of the Center Urban Community Services (CUCS) and its healthcare affiliate Janian Medical Care, which provides on-site psychiatric and primary care to people lived experience of homelessness at outreach programs, drop-in centers, shelters, safe havens and supportive housing programs.

Dr. Yu earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1995 and completed residency training in psychiatry in 1999, including serving as a chief resident, at the New York University Medical Center.  After completing residency, Dr. Yu was an Attending Psychiatrist in the Bellevue Hospital Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) for two years before becoming Assistant Director from April 2001 to March 2003.  He joined the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless, the precursor of Janian Medical Care, as a Staff Psychiatrist in April 2003.  He also served as Medical Director of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium from 2007 to 2013.

Dr. Yu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine where he has had a faculty appointment since 1998.