Curriculum Vitae


Manhattan Integrative Medicine

1841 Broadway, Suite 1012
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212) 262-2412
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 Ligaments
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 Hadleigh-West
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
Online Thyroid Site