Meet Our Primary Physicians

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LaSante Health Introduces 

Dr. Emmanuel Valery MD

Our Director of Internal medicine, Dr. Emmanuel Valery, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has been in the medical field for close to 3 decades. Since immigrating to New York after graduating from Noreste University in Mexico in 1986, Dr. Valery completed the prestigious Fifth Pathway program for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has practiced Internal Medicine at many of the best hospitals in the world. Dr. Valery was a Medical Director at New York Methodist Hospital and was the CEO of Bedford Medical Group. Dr. Valery has also practiced at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, and Bronx Lebanon Special Care Center. Dr. Valery is well-known for his extensive medical knowledge and makes sure to personally see each patient. As an immigrant himself he dedicates his life and profession to bringing quality medical care to our wonderful community.

Dr. Anise Joseph MD

Dr. Joseph, LaSante’s Chief of Pediatric Medicine, is a Haitian-American pediatrician who is passionate about promoting the health and wellness of children and adolescents. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY of Haitian immigrant parents. Dr. Joseph earned a Bachelor’s degree from Fordham University at Lincoln Center and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Prior to joining LaSante Health Center, Dr. Joseph worked in the pediatric emergency department at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY for about 2 years. She lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending church and reading.

Dr. Dexter A. McKenzie, M.D.

Dr. McKenzie, M.D., has served the Central Brooklyn Community for three decades as a physician, community health educator, youth mentor, advocate for single-mothers and senior citizen, patron of the arts and supporter of the community’s small business enterprises.   Dr. Dexter McKenzie moved to Central Brooklyn, from the Caribbean in 1971, attended the city’s public schools, earning degrees in chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and medicine from Meharry Medical College, Nashville Tennessee. He completed residency training at Kings County Hospital and Downstate Medical Center in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. McKenzie’s belief in the power of collaboration and cooperation forged alliances with State and City Departments of Health, Medical Societies, Elected and Appointed Officials of Government, Institutions of Learning, Parent Teachers Associations, Organized Labor, Clergy Councils, Community Groups and Local Business Associations to promote the health and welfare of Brooklyn. Dr. McKenzie is the recipient of numerous awards, honors and special recognitions for his dedication and tireless work which as earned him the title, “the people’s doctor”.

Dr. Gerard Leotaud

A graduate of the NY College of Pediatric Medicine and member of the American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Surgical Society since 2016, Dr. Leotaud has extensive knowledge in aspects related to limb damage and degeneration, as well as deformity correction and limb reconstruction. As part of the board of trustees for the Bronx Dance Theatre, Dr. Leotaud views his practice of a way to help his patients realize their true potential in the areas of flexibility and pain management.