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Urban Health Primary Care Track

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Welcome to the Urban Health Primary Care Track

Our mission is to develop internists who are

  • top-notch primary care physicians
  • committed to the care of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in domestic urban settings
  • experts in medical and social conditions common in domestic vulnerable urban settings
  • destined to become leaders in primary care, academia, public health and/or health advocacy organizations.

The Osler Housestaff Training Program, world-renowned since its founding in 1889, is famous for its academic rigor, its esprit de corps, its focus on general medical wards and clinics, and its unwavering commitment to comprehensive care for the residents of East Baltimore.

Upon this historic foundation, the Urban Health Track builds additional training in

Addiction medicineHomelessness     Public health
Corrective medicineHIV/AIDSHepatitis C treatment
Behavioral medicineMental healthLARC

A hallmark of the Track is collaboration with professional and community partners who are crucial to enhancing the health of urban populations, including

Nurses and Nurse PractitionersSocial Workers      Community Health Workers
Federally Qualified Health CentersUrban NGOsHealth Departments  
Community Leaders and AdvocatesCase ManagersPharmacists

The Track is a magnet for faculty and mentors from across the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus:

The Department of Medicine       
The Division of General Internal Medicine
The Bloomberg School of Public Health
The School of Nursing
The Urban Health Institute
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

If you'd like to learn more about the Urban Health Track, please follow the links below. We'd be delighted to chat with you by email or phone, or in person here in Baltimore. Please click below to contact us. 


Leonard Feldman, MD

Leonard Feldman, MD

Track Director
Osler Urban Health Track

Phone: 443-287-3135

DrKruzan             Rachel Kruzan, MD

                                           Associate Track Director
                                           Osler Urban Health Track
                                           Phone: 410-522-9800



Sanjay Desai, MD

Program Director
Osler Medical Residency

Phone: 410-955-7910