Dr. Karen Escobar Almeida is a full-time psychiatrist at our Brighton Park health center. Before joining Esperanza, she completed her residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she spent her last year as chief resident. Her desire to work with the Hispanic community drew her to Esperanza. Dr. Escobar completed medical school at Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods, playing with her dog, and the outdoors.