Emergency Department

Whether you need urgent emergency care or lifesaving medicine, the Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital team is here for you. For most patients, our Emergency Department has one of the shortest wait times in Suffolk County. Specialty-trained staff is available 365 days of the year to treat a full spectrum of patient experiences — from minor cuts to traumatic injuries, and illnesses from the common cold to heart and stroke incidents. Every person who comes to the ED is given appropriate treatment regardless of their ability to pay. Our credentialed team of physicians, nurses, and staff exceed New York State standards and are committed to treating your emergency. All SBELIH ED nurses are Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certified. 

• Accessible by land, sea, and air with heliport and emergency dock
• ALL Residency-trained Board Certified Emergency Medicine physicians
• Advanced cardiac life support certified nurses
• Credentialed team, exceeding New York State standards
• Arctic Sun Temperature Management System

Chest pain? Don’t wait, call 9-1-1

Let the expert emergency team at SBELIH evaluate you, rather than risk losing valuable treatment time. Stony Brook Medicine is helping to improve emergency care on the North Fork, with two first responder “fly cars” staffed by NYS-trained and certified paramedics, for the highest possible level of pre-hospital emergency care — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Lawrence R. Schiff, MD, FACEP, FAAEM 
Vice Service Chief, Emergency Medicine SBELIH
SBUH MEC Member at Large
Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow American College Emergency Physicians
Fellow American Association of Emergency Medicine 
Regional Medical Director, North Fork EMS


Mark Fenig, MD 
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Arie P. Francis, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine 

Alethea Garber, MD 
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine 

Peter McKenna, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Kevin Pereira, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine 

Kai Stürmann, MD 
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine 

Ryan Zapata, MD 
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine


Chris Edelstein, DMSc, PA-C

Beatrice Uerlings, PA-C

Karla Brantuk, PA-C

Nicolas McMahan, PA-C

Charlene Persaud, PA-C

Local EMS/Fire Departments 

  • Greenport 
  • East Marion 
  • Cutchogue 
  • Mattituck 
  • Orient 
  • Plum Island 
  • Shelter Island 
  • Southold