It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Department of Emergency Medicine's Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Having been part of this program for the past 5 years, I have had the opportunity to see this program grow. As a new program director, I am excited about the innovation, energy and devotion of the residency leadership.

The residency program continues to grow and mature providing our resident graduates with outstanding career opportunities.

The Mercy Health Boardman Hospital affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency is a three-year program (PGY 1, 2, 3) designed to provide education and experience in the clinical, educational, administrative, and research aspects of emergency medicine. 

The clinical program is the cooperative endeavor of Mercy Health, involving St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, and St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 

Our primary training site at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is supplemented by our nearby Level 1 trauma center, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital and Level 3 trauma center, St. Joseph Warren Hospital. 

Exposure to children is through a partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, a nationally renowned children's hospital, where our residents are supervised by board certified pediatric emergency physicians. 

The program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Residents completing the program are eligible for board certification in Emergency Medicine. We currently offer 9 categorical emergency medicine positions.

We understand that choosing the right emergency medicine training program is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our program offers a family atmosphere and supportive learning environment. Our residents enjoy graded clinical responsibility and the opportunity to develop their teaching ability and skill by participating in the education of the medical students who call our facility home. All of this allows our residents to hone not only the basic skills of medical knowledge and patient care, but to develop the art of emergency department flow and interpersonal skills with other medical personnel. 

Our curriculum is designed to maximize resident education and excellence through self-directed learning augmented by high quality didactics centered around a flipped classroom model. Small-group discussions incorporating case-based learning as well as simulation and procedure lab experiences balance out our educational experience. 

Our faculty and staff are outstanding mentors and educators. All of our faculty leaders are actively practicing, hands on clinicians, who work alongside the residents in our emergency departments. Bedside clinical teaching coupled with clinical and educational expertise make our faculty some of the best. Several of our faculty are administrative leaders within our hospital system which further bolsters their educational strengths. 

Ultimately our program, aims to graduate resilient, well rounded, emergency physicians who are excellent clinicians and lifelong learners. We thank you for your interest in our program and we welcome you to Mercy Health.

Chad Donley, MD
Program Director

Program Director


Chad Donley, MD

Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Residency: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Academic Interests: interest revolves around EM administration, ED quality and operational improvement as well as improvements in resident education
Hobbies: Dr. Donley enjoys anything that involves the great outdoors, playing with his two children and house renovations

Dr. Donley is the Program Director at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the Chairman for the Department of Emergency Medicine for St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. 

Associate Program Director

Dr. Jill Stefanucci-Uberti, Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine Residnecy at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
Jill Uberti, DO, FACOEP

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: St. Joseph’s Warren Hospital, Youngstown, OH
Academic Interests: curriculum planning, resident wellness and patient interactions
Hobbies: When not working in the emergency department of teaching residents she enjoys spending time at her lake house kayaking, reading books and running

Melissa Nagel, Academic Specialist 
St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Residency program 
She has her Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her Master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She can help answer any questions you may have about the program. 
Please contact her at 330-729-7960, email

Core Faculty 

Todd Bolotin, MD
Nicholas Cardinal, DO
Joseph Dombroski, DO
Matthew Eggleston, DO 
Joseph Noga, DO
Michael Svoboda, DO