SUNY at Stony Brook

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About the Program

The SUNY at Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Residency Program was established in 1990. The residency is a fully accredited, three year training program with 43 residents (resident compliment will be 48 for the 2019-2020 academic year).

The focus of our program is to train physicians in the clinical practice of emergency medicine. Residents in this program master the diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of a multitude of disease processes and injuries. Stony Brook University Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Suffolk county and is also a quaternary care medical center. Not only does this mean we see a large number of critically ill patients, it also provides us with an extremely diverse patient population of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The training environment in the Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Program emphasizes progressive responsibility based upon the level of training, junior residents receiving maximal assistance while senior residents are expected to make their own medical decisions and learn to run the department.

Our program also values the importance of additional training in community emergency medicine. Our residents are given the opportunity to work in two nearby community hospitals, which provides them with the opportunity to work with a different patient population with a variety of resources. We are dedicated to developing the clinical skill set necessary to becoming a successful emergency medicine physician in both academic and community emergency departments.

Finally, the Stony Brook Emergency Medicine Residency Program offers a wide array of opportunities in addition to obtaining clinical expertise. We have a long-standing involvement in medical student education. We not only teach introduction to clinical skills courses but specific skills labs such as ultrasound, splinting, and simulation. In addition, our research division is well-established as a leader in emergency medicine research. Residents are provided numerous opportunities to develop skill in other areas of medical practice such as academic medicine, research, emergency medical services and administration. Most importantly, the program can be tailored to each resident’s long-term goals and desires to be a leader in the field of Emergency Medicine.


  • Department Chair: Mark Henry, MD
  • Program Director: Scott Johnson, MD
  • Associate/Assistant Program Directors: David Cohen, MD, Christine Ahn, MD, Karalynn Otterness, MD
  • Research Director: Adam Singer, MD

Training Locations

Primary Hospital

  • Stony Brook University Hospital

Secondary Hospitals

  • Brookhaven Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Northport VA Medical Center
  • NYU/Bellevue - NYC Poison Control Center



  • ED- 23 weeks
  • Introduction to SB EM- 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia- 3 weeks
  • VA Medical Center- 2 weeks
  • MICU- 4 weeks
  • Pediatric ED- 4 weeks
  • OB- 3 weeks
  • Orthopedics- 2 weeks
  • Ultrasound- 2 weeks
  • Palliative- 1 week
  • Vacation- 4 weeks


  • ED- 29 weeks
  • Good Samaritan Hospital- 4 weeks
  • PICU- 4 weeks
  • Toxicology- 2 weeks
  • SICU- 2 weeks
  • NCCU- 2 weeks
  • CCU- 2 weeks
  • Elective- 2 weeks
  • Research- 1 week
  • Vacation- 4 weeks


  • ED- 31 weeks
  • University of Maryland Shock/Trauma SICU- 4 weeks
  • Brookhaven Hospital- 4 weeks
  • Elective- 4 weeks
  • NCCU- 2 weeks
  • Teaching- 2 weeks
  • Research- 1 week
  • Vacation- 4 weeks


  • Advanced resuscitation
  • Advanced ultrasound
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • International emergency medicine
  • Community EM
  • Other emergency medicine-pertinent opportunities available at request


  • Advanced Resuscitation Training
  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Research

Contact Information

Orietta Miceli-Ortiz, Residency Coordinator

Phone: +1 631 444 3880
Fax: +1 631 444 3919

External Links

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