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Residency in Emergency Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital

Welcome message from the program director

Welcome to the Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Emergency Medicine Residency Program. As you will see by perusing our residency website, SIUH is an incredible place to do your residency. Our hospital consists of two sites (North and South) which are two of only three hospitals on Staten Island. SIUH North is a level-I trauma center, a STEMI center with a 24-hour cath lab, a regional burn center, and a stroke center. You will be exposed to the entire gamut of emergency medicine patients including trauma, critical care, cardiac emergencies, major burns, pediatrics, and subspecialty care. Our ED is a tremendous, state-of-the art facility with dedicated laboratory and radiology areas, consisting of 51 private rooms including a large six-bed trauma bay.

SIUH South is a community-based hospital with a faster pace and limited backup services available. Here you will be exposed to real-life community-based emergency medicine.

We are committed to training some of the best residents in emergency medicine. We know you will be the ones caring for our loved ones when they are sick or injured, and we will train you to that high standard. We have a strong faculty of emergency medicine trained physicians who are eager to share their expertise and experience with you. Fellowship-trained physicians will teach you the subspecialties including pediatrics, toxicology, EMS, ultrasound and critical care. Throughout your rotations, you will receive superb training in all areas of emergency medicine, with intense focus on pediatrics and critical care. You will also be taught all emergency procedures in a structured and methodical way. To supplement your education, we utilize our medical simulation laboratory and cadaver lab. You will graduate from our residency competent and confident to take on any challenge that lies ahead.

Residency is hard. You will be working long hours and will often feel tired. Please never lose focus on why you are doing this—to provide excellent care to patients when they are the most vulnerable. This is why you went to medical school. Please also make sure to make time for your loved ones. They will be supporting you through this residency. Please give them your time and attention.

Thanks for your interest in the SIUH emergency medicine residency! This is one of the most important decisions of your life—we will make it count!

Moshe Weizberg, MD, FACEP
Residency Program Director
Associate Chair for Education
Staten Island University Hospital

Our emergency departments offer board-certified emergency medicine physicians equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries.

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About us

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Staten Island University Hospital offers exceptional training in two busy suburban medical centers. Our hospitals, Staten Island North and Staten Island South, are two of only three hospitals on the island serving a diverse patient population.

Staten Island North is a Level-I trauma center with a 24-hour STEMI catheterization center, a regional burn center, and a stroke center. Staten Island South serves as a community-based hospital center.

During the three year program, trainees get to experience trauma, critical care, cardiac emergencies, major burns, pediatric care and subspecialty care. Trainees also get to rotate through our state-of-the-art facilities with dedicated laboratory and radiology areas. Rotations through the New York City Poison Control Center for toxicology training are also included.

Application process

Applicants interested in the emergency medicine training program at Staten Island University Hospital should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allow applications starting Sept. 15.

No applications are reviewed after Dec. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • common application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Two(2) letters of recommendation – preferably SLOEs
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable


Moshe Weizberg, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Irina Aleshinskaya, DO

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Brahim Ardolic, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

William Edward Caputo, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Barry J. Hahn, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Abbas Husain, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Boris Khodorkovsky, MD

Specialties: Emergency Medicine

Nima Majlesi, DO

Specialties: Emergency Medicine