Our Doctors

Nick G. Faraci, MD, FAAP

Nick G. Faraci, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his B.S. in Biology and Philosophy from Wagner College and attended Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr. Faraci completed his post graduate training in Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center and the Staten Island University Hospital where he was Chief Resident in Pediatrics.

He has been serving the community of children in Brooklyn and Staten Island since 1984 with the creation of Comprehensive Pediatrics, P.C. He is an Attending Physician at five teaching hospitals in Staten Island and Brooklyn and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

Dr. Faraci is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and conversational in French.




Jerry Sica, PA-C

Jerry Sica obtained his B.S. in chemistry from Polytechnic University and completed his P.A. degree from Baley Seton. He is a clinical preceptor for Wagner and Hofstra PA programs for Wagner’s NP program.

Jerry Sica is a member of the following of the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants), AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), and the NYSSPA (New York State Society of Physician Assistants).

He joined Comprehensive Pediatrics in 1996.

John Donati, MD

Dr. Donati earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and did his post graduate training at Long Island college Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. He is an attending physician at hospitals both in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He works especially close with residents at Staten Island University Hospital and holds a position on the nominating committed for SIUH staff offices.

Dr. Donati has won many awards including the AMA “Physician Recognition Award” and he is one of the few pediatricians to have won the “Outstanding Community Pediatrician of the year” award multiple times. He has been a pediatrician serving both Brooklyn and Staten Island for over ten years.


Henry M. Purrow, MD

Dr. Purrow has been a practicing pediatrician for over 40 years. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatology, and has a particular interest in infectious diseases and newborn care.

Dr. Purrow obtained his B.S. degree on a Pulitzer scholarship from Columbia University, and obtained his M.D. from the State University at Buffalo. He did his pediatric residency at Staten Island Hospital and Babies Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian. He then completed a fellowship at Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Purrow joined Comprehensive Pediatrics in 2016.

He has four children and eight grandchildren.