Allen Keller

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Allen S. Keller, M.D. is the Program Director/Medical Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.

"Dr. Keller is an Attending Physician in the Bellevue Hospital Primary Care Medical Clinic and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He has served as the Program Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture since it began in 1995. Dr. Keller is on the International Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights and has been evaluating survivors of torture through PHR’s asylum network since 1990. Dr. Keller has written extensively on a number of health and human rights issues, including access to health care for prisoners, the medical and social consequences of land mines, and human rights education for health professionals. In 1993, Dr. Keller developed a United Nations funded program to teach human rights to Cambodian heath professionals. In 1996, Dr. Keller led a PHR fact finding mission to Dharamsala, India to interview Tibetan refugees and documented the continued use of torture by Chinese authorities in Tibet." [1]