Allen Keller

Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture

Dr. Allen Keller is Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and Director of the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights. He co-chairs the Bellevue Hospital Bioethics Committee and is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, where he has taught a course on “Health and Human Rights” for more than 10 years..

Since 1995, nearly 3,000 men, women and children from over 80 countries have received comprehensive and multidisciplinary care through the Bellevue/NYU Program. The Program has developed an international reputation for excellence in its clinical, educational and research activities. Dr. Keller is recognized internationally as an expert in the documentation, evaluation and treatment of victims of torture and other human rights abuses.

Dr. Keller is on the Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights. Dr. Keller has received several awards for his work, including the Barbara Chester Award from the Hopi Foundation, The Humanism in Medicine Award from NYU School of Medicine, and the NYU distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the 2008 recipient of the Eclipse Award from the Center for Victims of Torture. For more information about the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture or to support their work visit