Dr. Pabis


About the Founder

Dr. Roman Pabis founded St. Mark’s Place Institute for Mental Health Inc. in 1983. The clinic has been certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the OASAS for alcohol and drug addictions treatments in 1984.

St. Mark’s Place Institute is now an integrated treatment program that incorporates mental health, substance use disorder, primary care, outpatient detoxification, training of psychotherapists, psychological and neuro-psych testing. The institution remained true to the treatment philosophy envisioned by Dr. Pabis.

His extensive experience and his education (Ph.D. MD MS MA) enabled him to pursue knowledge and expertise in his field. He published peer-reviewed research papers in psychology, philosophy, religion, and abnormal human behaviour across human history. One of his studies focused on cognitive deficiencies in emotionally disturbed children, another study on self-mutilation as a substitute for suicide. He has written many articles for popular Polish newspapers, while also speaking on the radio about mental health, substance use disorder, and depression in people forced to leave their own country and become immigrants in the USA. After coming to USA himself, he taught neuropsychology at St John’s University, Queens, NY, as an Adjunct Professor on a Graduate Level for Doctoral Programs.

Today Dr. Roman Pabis proudly serves as the Founder/CEO of St. Mark’s Place Institute For Health.

A Brief History of St. Mark's Place Institute For Health

St. Mark’s Place Institute For Health is a voluntary, not-for-profit; behavioral health and primary health care clinic certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) via the DSRIP Project 3.a.i to provide primary healthcare services.

St. Mark’s Place Institute For Health was first set up by Dr. Roman Pabis in 1983 as an outpatient mental health clinic, specifically for Polish and other East European Slavic persons. A few years later, to meet increasing demand, a chemical dependency program was added.

Most recently, we have added medical care to the services we offer to the communities of New York City. St. Mark’s Place Institute For Health is also a strong member of a larger network of outpatient treatment facilities with which we work closely to provide the best primary health care for patients with different levels of treatments as required.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide the best and most comprehensive integrated healthcare plans for all communities in New York. We aim to aid people suffering from mental health problems, addiction or physical health problems. We enable our patients to develop goals that help them maximize their quality of life.

Our services are available to all kinds of people regardless of race, gender or religious differences. Creating a conductive environment for all our patients increases the impact of our medical practices and ensures maximum efficiency.

Our healthcare providers work closely with patients to ensure their health goals are achieved. We are committed to identifying the best way forward for our patients through cross referencing with our qualified health care professionals to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.


  • NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons – Contract- Endorsements
  • NYS OMH Integrated Program for Behavioral Health, Primary Care, and Substance Use disorder
  • NYS Integrated Program for Mental Health and Substance Use disorder
  • NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
  • Federal Courts – Pre-trial Contract – Endorsements

Our Values

All people regardless of sex, race, socioeconomic status or religious beliefs, have the right to
proper state- of- the- art healthcare.

Our integrated healthcare plans are based on a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s needs while taking their personal needs into account. Not only do we provide rigorous plans but also focus on the ease through with patients can access mental health treatment.


Every person who experiences any medical condition, whether physical or mental, goes through pain. And that pain needs to be cured to live a happy and fulfilling life. We at Unitas United are ready to treat through integrated medicine, without judging you, to help you have a peaceful and pain-free life.

Here are the clinic timings.

8:30am to 9pm

9:00am to 7:00pm


Our clinic can host upto 30-40 people at any given time, following strict Covid-19 protocols.