Janian Medical Care

Janian Medical Care is our award-winning health care program. Established in 2011, Janian delivers a matrix of psychiatric and primary medical care services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals throughout New York City.

Named in the spirit of Janus, the Roman god of transition, change, and new beginnings, Janian is on the forefront of providing compassionate, seamless care to people with complex medical and mental health illnesses.

Psychiatry

As the largest provider of psychiatric care to homeless and formerly homeless people in New York City, our Janian psychiatrists are the vanguard of helping people with serious mental health illnesses.  

On the streets, in soup kitchens, shelters, housing programs, and in communities throughout the city, our Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless provides person-centered, recovery-oriented psychiatric care that integrates mental health, substance use, and physical health to the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Primary Medical Care

Our primary medical care program provides time-intensive, personalized health care on-site at shelters and supportive housing programs.

Breaking the mold of fast-paced health care, the program has created a new paradigm for care, treating patients where they are, building trust with the same healthcare provider and ensuring that patients fully understand their conditions.  

Street Medicine Program

The first of its kind in New York City, our street medicine program brings primary medical care to park benches, underpasses and anywhere needed with the purpose of helping homeless people address their health problems.

Designed and licensed to deliver medical care wherever homeless people are, our medical practitioners travel freely to locate, engage and treat patients. Our street medicine practitioners are the vanguard of care for those disconnected from the traditional health care system and most in need.

Meet the Janian Medical Care Team
  • Van Yu, M.D.

    Chief Medical Officer

    Van Yu, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Yu earned his M.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed residency training at New York University Medical Center where he was a Chief Resident.  Prior to joining Project to Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (PPOH) in the spring of 2003 he was an Attending Psychiatrist and then Associate Director of the Bellevue Hospital Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.  Dr. Yu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and at New York University Medical Center.

  • Anthony Carino, M.D.

    Director of Psychiatry

    Anthony Carino, M.D.
    Director of Psychiatry

    Dr. Carino earned his M.D. at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center where he was a Chief Resident.  He completed fellowship training in Community Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship.  Prior to joining PPOH in July 2010, Dr. Carino was the Associate Medical Director at Pathways to Housing in New York City.  He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and is on faculty at the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Carino was a 2013 recipient of the APA Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education.

  • Glen Davis, M.D.

    Assistant Medical Director for Education

    Glen Davis, M.D.
    Assistant Medical Director for Education

    Dr. Davis earned his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and completed residency training at The Cambridge Hospital and then at Mount Sinai Medical Center where he was a Chief Resident.  He completed fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center/ Bellevue Hospital Center, Community Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and Addiction Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University.  Prior to medical school Dr. Davis served with the Peace Corps as a community health education volunteer in Burkina Faso in West Africa.  Dr. Davis joined Janian Medical Care in August 2013.

  • Joanna Fried, M.D.

    Associate Medical Director for Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium

    Joanna Fried, M.D.
    Associate Medical Director for Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Manhattan Outreach Consortium

    Dr. Fried earned her M.D. at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed residency training at New York University Medical Center where she was a Chief Resident.  She completed fellowship training in Community Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship doing her clinical placement with PPOH before joining PPOH as a staff psychiatrist in July 2010.  As Assistant Medical Director for PPOH, Dr. Fried also serves as Medical Director for the Manhattan Outreach Consortium.  Dr. Fried is a Clinical Instructor at New York University Medical Center.

  • Jill Maddox, M.D.

    Assistant Medical Director for Psychiatry and Medical Director of Breaking Ground

    Jill Maddox, M.D.
    Assistant Medical Director for Psychiatry and Medical Director of Breaking Ground

    Dr. Maddox earned her M.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center where she was a Chief Resident. She completed fellowship training in Community Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship doing her clinical placement with PPOH before joining PPOH as a staff psychiatrist in July 2007. Dr. Maddox left PPOH in 2011 to become the Director of the Mobile Crisis Team of the Kings County Medical Center Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. Dr. Maddox returned to Janian Medical Care in the spring of 2014.

  • Margo Simon, M.D.

    Associate Medical Director for Primary Medical Care

    Margo Simon, M.D.
    Associate Medical Director for Primary Medical Care

    Dr. Simon earned her M.D. at the Yale University School of Medicine and completed residency training in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Prior to joining Janian Medical Care in the winter of 2013, Dr. Simon was the Medical Director of Next STEPS (Substance Abuse Treatment Education and Prevention Services) and an Attending Physician at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Wellness Center at Port Morris. Dr. Simon is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family & Social Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Health.