Welcome to the St. John’s Riverside Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency! I am really excited to be a part of beginning a brand-new training program in Emergency Medicine! We have designed our curriculum to focus on providing our residents with a well-rounded and dynamic educational experience. We anticipate that residents who graduate from this program will not only be well trained but will have a true understanding of the different ED settings and will be able to make an informed decision about what type of EM practice that best suits them. Residents training in our program will rotate through 3 unique Emergency Departments:
I know that growing one’s knowledge base outside of the ED is just as important as the clinical experience; I also realize that everyone learns differently. Our didactic curriculum is designed to have a hybrid of lectures, small group discussions, flipped classroom exercises, simulation, labs and workshops. Using this design will enable a wide variety of learners to be reached and will keep the curriculum dynamic and interactive.
Lastly, physician wellness and resilience is very important to our faculty and me. By incorporating physician wellness events, retreats and team building exercises throughout the year, residents will have time to establish connections with one another as well as the faculty, nurses, advanced practice providers and support staff. SJRH is situated in a prime location in that it is in very close proximity to NYC and is in Westchester County, which is home to so many beautiful parks, lakes and many other great activities.
It is important that you understand that we have applied but are not yet ACGME accredited/approved. I anticipate that we will be hearing soon from the ACGME regarding our accreditation status. At this moment, we are not listed in ERAS but we are hoping to be approved before ERAS closes and the rank lists are due for the 2017 Match. We will be happy to review your application for an EM residency position at SJRH—Westchester County’s FIRST EM residency program.
Please see our How to Apply section for more information.
Tiffany Murano, MD, FACEP, RDMS
Welcome to St. John’s Riverside Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program! As of January 12, 2017, we have been approved for initial accreditation by the ACGME! This program will be 3-years in length and is approved for a complement of 10 residents per year. We will have our inaugural class begin July 1, 2017 and we are looking forward to building academics in our Emergency Department!
This is an exciting opportunity for both you as the medical student and us as physician educators to come together and make you become the best emergency medicine physician possible. With high volume patient encounters, innovative education styles, and an enthusiastic teaching faculty, we strive to create a premier learning experience for our EM residents.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital (SJRH) is a unique hospital system situated along the Hudson River in Westchester County. SJRH – Andrus Pavilion is one of two hospitals in Yonkers, a city with a population of approximately 200,000. SJRH--Dobbs Ferry Pavilion is located approximately 4 miles north in a more suburban neighborhood. Both emergency departments see a significant amount of pediatrics in addition to adult patients. SJRH is a clinical affiliate with Montefiore Medical Center. As such, our residents will be rotating at Jacobi Medical Center for trauma, and Montefiore Medical Center for the neonatal and neurosurgical ICU experience.
Our mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive and dynamic education for our trainees. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our hospital and our residency program coming soon to an ED near you!
Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Med School: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Internship: Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center/Montefiore Medical Center
EM Committees: •Member at-large, Board of Directors,
Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)
•American Board of Emergency Medicine, Oral Board Examiner
EM Interests: Resident education and remediation
Joel Park, MD
Assistant Residency Director, Emergency Medicine
Medical School: Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia and Cornell
EM Interests: Resident education, FOAMed, Social Media, Technology
Personal Interests: Muay Thai (Kick Boxing), Road and Mountain Biking,
Outdoor Hiking and Climbing, Skiing
Mark Silberman, MD, FACEP, FCCP
Chief of Emergency Medicine
St. Johns Riverside Health System
Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: Internal Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center,
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care
EM Interests: Critical Care in the ED, ED Operations, Physician Practice Management
Outside Interests: Mountain Biking, Alpine Skiing, Sailing, International Travel
Raffaele Milizia, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Andrus Pavilion Emergency Department
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell
EM Interests: Operations and ED Throughput, Clinical Protocols, Communication, Technology
Personal Interests: Music, Family, Soccer, Golf, Gardening
Michael Corvini, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Dobbs Ferry Pavilion Emergency Department
Assistant Medical Director, Andrus Pavilion Emergency Department
Medical Director, Symphony Medical Hospitalist Service
Associate Residency Director, Internal Medicine
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Yale University Medical Center; Internal Medicine,
Yale University Medical Center
EM interests: Medical education
Personal interests: Hiking, sailing, skiing/snowboarding, travel
Nichole Lewis, MD
Assistant Medical Director, Dobbs Ferry Pavilion Emergency Department
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: General Surgery, Yale University; Emergency, New York University/Bellevue Hospital
EM Interests: Quality Improvement
Personal interests: Interior design, Yoga, Pilates
Elizabeth Fernandez, MD
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Emergency, SUNY Downstate/Kings County
EM Interests: Pain management, procedures, residency education
Personal Interests: Running, boxing, hiking, scuba diving, travel
Norman Mok, MD
Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook
Residency Training: Emergency, Mount Sinai Medical Center
EM Interests: ED Operations
Personal Interests: Autocross, Golf, but really, its whatever my two kids like to do
Gone are the days of long lectures, dry textbooks and passive learning. Pedagogy has evolved to include innovative, dynamic and interactive methods of education. As a result, it is our mission at the SJRH Emergency Medicine Program to adopt a teaching style that will effectively reach a wide variety of learners.
We have designed our curriculum to provide a hybrid of teaching modalities in order to cater to the different types of learners. While all the information could certainly be read from a textbook and reinforced in the traditional classroom format, we have designed a curriculum that combines technology, social media, and media feeds to supplement the residents’ education. Cutting edge techniques like flipped classrooms, simulations, small group session, mobile apps and text polling are incorporated into the lectures to provide an overall exciting and innovative experience. We believe that this formula will ultimately create the most optimal environment for resident learning. We are looking forward to our residents’ feedback on our curricular design!
MICU: Medical ICU
NICU: Neonatal ICU
NSICU: Neurosurgical ICU
Emergency Medicine blocks will consist of 18 shifts/block in the EM-1 year and 17 shifts for EM-2 and EM-3 years. Pediatric patients comprise 23% of our annual ED volume. We see all-comers in the ED at SJRH so residents will have continuous exposure to pediatric patients throughout the year. Approximately 10% of the EM shifts will be at the Dobbs Ferry site; these shifts will be scheduled into every EM block so that residents may have that unique experience throughout the academic year as well.
Yonkers is located 13 miles north of the heart of Manhattan. The Metro-North Railroad, which is located within walking distance from the hospital, makes traveling into the city very convenient. In addition, within Westchester County, there is Rye Playland, numerous parks and fine dining.
We are all very excited at SJRH to have you come visit our EM residency program. We encourage those who have the same passion and excitement to apply to our program. Please apply to our residency through ERAS.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time.
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Behavioral Health Services
Holistic Care Services
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Orthopedic Surgery Center
Respiratory Therapy Services
Dobbs Ferry Pavilion
Cochran School of Nursing