Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty

Marc A. Borenstein, MD, FACEP, FACP
Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

Marc A. Borenstein, MD, FACEP, FACP, is the director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program for Health Quest, now part of Nuvance Health. He has served as an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), and a member of the ABEM Case Reviewer Panel, Case Development Panel and Standard Setting Committee since 1990. Dr. Borenstein has been a member of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) since its inception, and he has previously served on the CORD Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) since its inception, where he is currently chair of the SAEM Consultation Services Committee.

Serving in leadership capacities including program director, division chief and department chair, Dr. Borenstein has built an unequaled track record in academic emergency medicine. He helped establish, restore and/or stabilize ACGME accreditation for six emergency medicine residency training programs at the University of Connecticut, Hartford; University of Missouri, Columbia; St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, Manhattan; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Lincoln Medical Center, the Bronx; and the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Dr. Borenstein has built and strengthened multiple academic departments and academic divisions of emergency medicine–all dedicated to clinical excellence, humanistic values, diversity, a patient- and family-centered experience, and the dignity of the human spirit. He has a life-long passion for, and commitment to, teaching, continuous learning, faculty renewal, the doctor-patient relationship, and the utilization of effective communication in medicine to create exceptional teamwork, reduce medical error and enhance patient safety.

Meet the Faculty

Livia Santiago-Rosado, MD
Chair of Emergency Medicine

Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Residency: Mount Sinai/Elmhurst Program

Melissa Nelson-Perron, MD
Associate Program Director

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine

Residency: New York Methodist Hospital

Stephanie Midgley, MD
Assistant Program Director and Ultrasound Director
Medical School: SUNY Downstate

Residency: Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital

Fellowship: Brown University at Rhode Island Hospital

Faizan H. Arshad, MD
Assistant Program Director and Director, EMS & Disaster Preparedness
Medical School: Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

Fellowship: Hofstra School of Medicine/ FDNY

Joel Abraham, DO
Clerkship Director

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital

Laura Fil, DO
Medical Toxicology Director

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital

Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital

Jason Friedman, MD
NDH Site Director

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residency: UMDNJ - RWJ/ Cooper Hospital

Sena Gong, MD
Simulation Director

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine

Residency: Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center

Domenico Mastandrea, DO
Clinical Competency Director

Medical School: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital

Timothy Collins, DO
Teaching Faculty and Chair of Intensive Care Unit

Darshan Patel, MD
Teaching Faculty

Medical School: St. Georges University

Residency: Miami Children’s Hospital

Fellowship: Jacobi Medical Center