Brett FeldmanBrett J. Feldman, MSPAS, PA-C, is the Director and co-Founder of Street Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of USC and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. He has practiced homeless medicine since 2007 and founded programs at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Street Medicine in Allentown, PA, and co-founded the KSOM of USC Street Medicine in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Feldman serves as the Vice Chair of the Street Medicine Institute, an international organization that provides technical assistance to street medicine programs around the world.

Mr. Feldman’s work has been featured on the BBC, Channel News Asia, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN, the Associated Press and Telemundo. A PBS documentary featuring Brett and the street medicine program that he founded, Close to Home: Street Medicine, won an Emmy award in 2018.


Jehni Robinson, MDJehni Robinson, MD is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine. She also serves as the associate dean of primary care. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and completed medical school at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Robinson completed her internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA in the Family Medicine Residency Program and completed a fourth-year chief residency and faculty development fellowship.

Previous to joining the team at USC, Dr. Robinson served as Chief Medical Officer at The Saban Free Clinic, formally the Los Angeles Free Clinic, where she developed interdisciplinary teams and created innovative models to provide comprehensive primary care to underserved communities.  She also served as Interim Clinical Director at The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County coordinating quality improvement activities across a consortium of community clinics and served as faculty in the Harbor UCLA Transforming Primary Care Fellowship where she developed curriculum, coached and developed Family Medicine Fellows and taught the principles of Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Dr. Robinson has a combination of practical administrative experience from leading a large, multiservice community clinic and experience in teaching and developing curriculum.  She is passionate about care for underserved communities, developing teams and creating an efficient patient-centered model of care that brings joy back into the practice of medicine. She is interested in developing reliable systems of care that improve quality across the multispecialty practice. She is also a skilled physician who has dedicated her career to caring for children, adolescents, adults and their families in the context of their community.


Camilo Zaks, MD, FAAFPCamilo Zaks, MD, FAAFP, is the Medical Director of Street Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at USC.  Dr. Zaks completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez.

After residency training, Dr. Zaks joined the residency core faculty at the California Hospital/USC Family Medicine Residency Program.  While he initially had a focus on inpatient Family Medicine and Obstetrics, after several years he transitioned into a leadership role as the Medical Director for the residency clinic at USC-Eisner Family Medical Center at California Hospital.  During this time he developed a variety of curricula including on procedures, ultrasound, and quality improvement.

Dr. Zaks then moved over to work for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, where he held a variety of positions and roles, including PCP at LAC+USC Primary Care West, Associate Medical Director of the San Fernando Valley Health Center Group, PCP and preceptor at Mid Valley CHC Family Medicine, Primary Care Women’s Health Director for the Ambulatory Care Network, Attending Physician at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, and had the honor and privilege to teach both UCLA Family Medicine and Charles Drew Family Medicine resident physicians.  During the COVID pandemic, he was responsible for leading San Fernando Valley HCG’s COVID testing and vaccination campaigns through cycles of continuous improvement.

Dr. Zaks has spent his career caring for vulnerable populations, teaching in medical education and working to improve health systems.  He is excited to be back at Keck working to support care delivery to our most vulnerable patients.  He is currently a fellow of the California Health Care Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program (Cohort 20).


Josh Banerjee, MDJosh Banerjee, MD is a primary care physician and Associate Medical Director for Transitions of Care at LAC+USC Medical Center. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. Before returning to LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Banerjee was first an associate physician with Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and then a Clinical Instructor and NRSA Fellow in Primary Care and Health Services Research at UCLA. He recently completed a fellowship in healthcare leadership through the California Health Care Foundation (cohort 16).


Corinne T. Feldman, MMS, PA-CCorinne T. Feldman, MMS, PA-C is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and is the director of the Street Medicine track for the USC Family Medicine residency. In addition to clinical street medicine, she also helps to oversee Workforce Development and Education initiatives. She is a member of the didactic faculty of the USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program where she has served as the Director of Didactic Education and Interim Program Director. She is the PI for a $1.5M HRSA grant which focuses on incorporating health equity, trauma-informed care, and resiliency into the curriculum through the USE-PeaCE (Underserved Equity-Based Primary Care Education) Project in order to prepare students to participate in Street Medicine rotations.

Corinne has been practicing homeless healthcare since 2007 and has founded multiple homeless shelter-based clinics as well as clinics for women who are survivors of human trafficking. She is the co-founder of the Street Medicine Institute Education Coalition and is an advisor to the Street Medicine Institution Student Coalition in an effort to establish standards around street medicine education. Research interests include street medicine in higher medical education, cognitive dysfunction in the unhoused population and adapting clinical practice guidelines for the street provider.


Taylor Hooks, MBATaylor Hooks, MBA is the Senior Clinical Administrator for the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Division of Street Medicine. She is part of the strategic development team, designing the program’s dramatic expansion of services during these critical growth years. She negotiates contracts from concept inception to full execution, creates and manages budgets and has complete P&L responsibility for the division. She orchestrates partnerships with local and state governments, outlines fiscal strategies and continues to work to scale division operations while addressing the constraints of variable funding sources, compliance and public policy.

Taylor’s career has traversed multiple industries between healthcare and sports entertainment. Her roles have ranged from a healthcare clinician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Kerlan-Jobe Institute as a computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist to oversight of all game entertainment teams with the NBA’s LA Clippers and, subsequently, game operations with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is now a healthcare executive at USC working diligently to promote and provide health equity in the greater Los Angeles area.

Taylor earned an Executive MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.


Korrinne Yurick, MSPAS, PA-CKorrinne Yurick, MSPAS, PA-C is with the Street Medicine team where she delivers services directly to patients experiencing homelessness in their own environment.

 

 


Dulce BarajasDulce Barajas received her ADN from Los Angeles Trade Technical Community College in 2017 and earned her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois in 2020. Prior to coming to our Department, she worked for East Valley Community Health Center in the HIV Clinic and Family Medicine Department as a Care Manager.


Joseph BecerraJoseph Becerra is a Street Medicine Community Health Worker, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor who has worked with the underserved, incarcerated, at-risk youth and homeless for over fifteen years. Joseph worked closely with the Department of Mental Health in the juvenile justice system and for a USC study focusing on Intravenous drug users. Over the years, Joseph has been involved with several non-profit organizations, and assisted with the development of two youth programs, a Boys & Girls home for children in need, methadone clinics, needle exchanges, and human trafficking prevention groups.

In 2022, Joseph was named to the Clinician’s Steering Committee for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.


Kate Pocock, MHS, PA-C, is a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine working with the Keck School of Medicine USC Street Medicine team in the development of curriculum, evaluation of, and quality improvement efforts within the practice of Street Medicine. Additionally, she practices clinically with the Street Medicine team and is grateful for the opportunity to care for this patient population and be part of the innovative delivery of vital medical care to some of the most underserved patients. Prior to joining the USC Street Medicine team, she worked as an emergency medicine physician assistant and community clinician for the White Mountain Apache Tribe and Navajo Nation in Arizona.

She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley (’08) and obtained her MHS from Duke University (’13), where she was an Underserved Community Scholarship Program scholar. She is currently pursuing a DrPH with a Health Policy concentration from Johns Hopkins University. Her clinical and academic interests include social determinants of health, health equity, implementation, and health policy. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her spouse and son, road biking, reading, and spending time in the ocean surfing.


Michael GallegosMichael Gallegos is a Street Medicine Community Health worker responsible for helping patients navigate and access community services, and other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. Michael supports providers and other team members through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach.


Anne “Jack” HintonAnne “Jack” Hinton has been a physician assistant since 2004 when they graduated from the Pace University PA Program in New York City. They started out as the medical provider with a DV/trauma team working with HIV-positive women in Brooklyn, who were not taking their medications regularly. During this time it became clear how the influences of trauma, poverty, and privilege play into health and illness and how difficult these factors are to overcome.

They have since worked in New Mexico for 10 years doing primary care at an FQHC Mental Health Clinic and then working for a small private practice. Their interest has always been in the underlying perpetrators of illness from the aforementioned poverty to simple loneliness, stress, and lack of resource security.

Jack heard about street medicine from an online ad and was intrigued enough to do some research. They fell in love with the “heart” behind the Street Medicine approach and felt that it matched their vision and desire to meet people where they are in the literal and figurative senses of both location and other societal and internal barriers.

They are thrilled to have joined a team that is diverse, non-hierarchical, and consistent in terms of values and commitment. They have worked with Street Medicine since June of 2022 and are the medical provider for Service Planning Area (SPA 3), the vast and colorful San Gabriel Valley from Pasadena to Pomona. They love working with people from the foothills and riverbeds to the city parks and strip malls in the area.


TK Monzon, PHN, RNTK Monzon, PHN, RN works with the Street Medicine team as part of the contract with Union Station, proving health care for more than 2,000 unsheltered homeless residing in Service Planning Area (SPA) 3, San Gabriel Valley.

 

 


Gilbert De La RosaGilbert De La Rosa is a Street Medicine Community Health worker responsible for helping patients navigate and access community services, and other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. He supports the healthcare providers and other team members through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach.


Sara CastroSara Castro is an administrative assistant for the Street Medicine team. Sara provides critical support to our administrative and clinical practice Street Medicine teams assisting with scheduling meetings, processing reimbursements and more.