Rick O’Keefe, M.D., joined Columbia Health in October of 2004. Prior to joining Columbia Health, Rick spent many years in academic medicine with a focus on increasing the quality and access to care for underserved communities in urban areas.
Rick has served as a leader in two New York City Family Medicine training programs and developed programs to care for marginalized adolescents in school-based and street settings. Much of his publications and presentations have explored the doctor-patient relationship, gay and lesbian health, men’s issues and adolescents/young adults. He has completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine and is now working on a Master's in Social and Organizational Psychology.