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Meet Dr. Zellan

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Dr. Jonathan Zellan graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1998 and completed a residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in 2001. He did his infectious diseases fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he simultaneously completed the two-year Nicholas Rango HIV Scholars program, sponsored by the New York State AIDS Institute. The HIV Scholars program offered an immersion in the clinical and public health aspects of HIV well above and beyond that of a conventional ID fellowship, thereby nurturing Dr. Zellan’s desire to make HIV a focus of his career in Infectious Diseases.

Following his fellowship, Dr. Zellan spent two years working for a private practice in Yonkers, NY. There he was also heavily involved in HIV care for underserved patients, collaborating with two nurse practitioners in the local designated AIDS center and caring for his own panel of patients in the same center.  In June 2006 he left his practice in Yonkers and started working for North General Hospital in East Harlem. Once again, more than half of his time was committed to caring for HIV patients in the hospital’s designated AIDS Center. The rest of his time was spent on in-patient HIV care as well as general infectious diseases consultations, and teaching house staff and medical students. He was also chairman of the infection control committee. In 2009 he was voted “Physician of the Year” by the nursing staff of the hospital.

Dr. Zellan left North General Hospital in June of 2010 to join Brightpoint Health as associate medical director.  In this role, he is responsible for the administrative, operational and medical services provided at all Primary Care Clinics and he oversees medical services at all Adult Day Health Centers .He supervises and collaborates with a number of mid-level providers providing primary care, specialized HIV care and Hepatitis C treatment to patients in the community based clinics as well as in the nursing home.  In addition, he has his own panel of patients at each of the three primary care clinics.