Dr. David Borenstein obtained his medical degree from the Technion Faculty of Medicine in Haifa, Israel and completed his internship at Staten Island University Hospital. He has completed residencies at: University Hospital at Stony Brook; Westchester County Medical Center; and St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.

During the course of his career he has attended numerous specialized training courses in order to expand the scope of his medical expertise. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, certified in Medical Acupuncture, and is a member of numerous professional societies.

Dr. Borenstein has held many prestigious clinical appointments and positions in leading medical facilities. He has been published in the European Journal of Ultrasound and has been the Chief Investigator on a research project on Spinal Cord Injuries. He has conducted medical missions in North Korea, Ghana, Cuba, and other countries.

After his residency, Dr. Borenstein was involved with an integrative medical center and became impressed by the effectiveness of the treatments that were offered there. The experience led him to incorporate integrative approaches – including prolotherapy and stem cell therapy — into his medical practice. Getting to know his patients, listening to them, and understanding the symptoms are the
starting points for his treatment protocols.

Dr. Borenstein’s areas of specialization do not exist in isolation – patients are diagnosed and treated in an integrative manner to promote both the overall recovery and continuing good health. In his own words his “greatest feeling of accomplishment comes from helping make real changes in people’s lives, especially after they’ve been through a difficult time.”


Manhattan Integrative Medicine – New York, NY
Practice Owner
June 2011 – present

David Borenstein, MD, PC – Brooklyn, NY
Private Practice
August 2005-June 2011

SUNY at Stony Brook – Stony Brook, NY
Clinical Assistant Professor
February 2005 – Present

Kellman Center for Progressive Medicine – New York, NY
Attending Physician
October 2002 – August 2005

Industrial Medicine Associates, PC – Holbrook, NY
September 2001 – January 2003

Veterans Administration Medical Center – Northport, NY
Attending Physician
July 2000 – August 2001


St. Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center – Port Jefferson, NY
SUNY Stony Brook Department of Physician Medicine & Rehabilitation
Chief Resident
June 1999 – June 2000

Westchester County Medical Center – Valhalla, NY
Department of Radiation Medicine
June 1997

Staten Island University Hospital – Staten Island, NY
Department of Medicine
June 1996


UCLA – Berkley, CA
Medical Acupuncture for Physicians – Training Course
June 2002

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – West Orange, NJ
Upper and Lower Prosthetics and Orthotics – Annual Training Course
March 2001

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – West Orange, NJ
Kessler Manual Medicine Course
September 2000


Technion Faculty of Medicine – Haifa, Israel
Doctor of Medicine
June 1995

Touro College – Dix Hills, NY
Master of Arts – Physical and Biological Services
September 1991

State University of New York at Stony Brook – Stony Brook, NY
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science
May 1989


Certified Acupuncturist
June 2002

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certification
June 2001, Recertified 2011


New York License # 210699


Borenstein, David R.; “Hemodynamic Performance of Four Mechanical Bileaflet Prosthetic Valves
in the Mitral Position: An Echocardiographic Study.” European Journal of Ultrasound. 199; 8; 193-2.


Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Chief Investigator: A Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of Sildenafil on Sexual Functioning in
Patients with Spinal Cord Injury


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

New York State Medical Society

America Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine


Medical missions to North Korea, Ghana, and Cuba.


Naval Expo – Prolotherapy: Allowing the Body to Self-Repair Damaged Joints and

New York Open Center for Holistic Health
Guest speaker at numerous workshops on thyroid health, adrenal health, weight loss, perimenopause
and menopausal health, with patient advocate and author Mary Shomon
2009 – present

AIG Insurance Company – Medical Necessity of Imaging and Diagnostic Testing
April 2005

New York State Self-Insured Associated – Acupuncture in a Workers Compensation Setting
January 2003


Documentary Film
Featured in the Guggenheim Fellowship Award-winning documentary, “Sick to Death,” by Maggie

Featured/quoted in Beautiful Inside and Out: Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, “Thyroid
Sexy” Life, by Gena Lee Nolin and Mary Shomon, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books

Woman’s Day Magazine
Epoch Times

Joan Hamburg Radio Show – WOR 710 AM, New York City
Blog Radio Network

About.com Thyroid Site


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