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Department of Neurosurgery Current Residents

The North Shore-LIJ neurosurgical residency program functions under the direction of Dr. Michael Schulder, vice chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital. The program is located at three hospitals and boasts a large full-time faculty representing a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Residents experience a diverse caseload and enjoy an intense and rewarding educational experience, which includes continued advancement in training both from the clinical and research perspectives.

The program is located in Nassau County, NY, less than 40 minutes from the heart of Manhattan and less than a half-hour from LaGuardia and Kennedy airports. We are close to Long Island's beaches, considered to be some of the most beautiful in the country. In addition, we are located near world-class shopping, luxury and family-friendly hotels and restaurants. Long Island offers year-round activities such as swimming, hiking, horseback riding, biking, shopping and a variety of cultural programs.

Raval, A Ami Raval, MD


 Class of 2014  
Chabot-Joseph Joseph Chabot, DO
Chief Resident
Undergraduate: Xavier University
Medical: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Skull base, endoscopic, tumor neurosurgery
Hobbies: Basketball, football, baseball, philosophy, bioethic
zavarella-salvatore Salvatore Zavarella, DO
Chief Resident
Undergraduate: State University of New York at Buffalo
Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Neurosurgical oncology of the brain and spine
Hobbies: Enology and vinification

 Class of 2015  
beecher-jeffrey Jeffrey Beecher, DO
Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Medical: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Open vascular, endovascular, skull base
Hobbies: Scuba diving, traveling, reading, tennis
loven-tina Tina Loven, DO
Undergraduate: St. John's University
Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine/
New School University
Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery
Hobbies: Fencing, swimming
 Class of 2016  
Januszewski-Jacob Jacob Januszewski, DO
Undergraduate: Kalamazoo College
Medical: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests: Neuroendovascular, neurosurgical oncology, spine
Hobbies: Long distance running, triathalons, scuba diving, snowboarding, reading, video games
Virojanapa-Justin Justin Virojanapa, DO
Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine/
Drexel University
Interests: Spine and pediatric neurosurgery
Hobbies: Jogging, skiing, bass guitar
 Class of 2017  
Gamble-Alexander Alexander Gamble, DO
Undergraduate: The University of Washington, Seattle
Medical: Western University of Health Sciences,
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Interests: Skull base
Hobbies: Mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, hiking, paragliding
Class of 2018  
Mehan-Neal Neal Mehan, MD
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Medical: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Interests: Cerebrovascular, functional neurosurgery
Hobbies: Exercising and spending time with family

 Class of 2019  
Charaborthy-Shamik Shamik Chakraborty, MD
Undergraduate: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Medical: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Interests: Cerebrovascular neurosurgery, skull base neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery and neurosurgical critical care
Hobbies: Swimming, football, softball, photography

Victor Du, MD
Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
Medical: Albany Medical College
Interests: Cerebrovascular and oncologic neurosurgery
Hobbies: History, reading, art, basketball, running

 Class of 2020  
Chiluwal, A Amrit Chiluwal, MD
Gandhi, S

Shashank Gandhi, MD
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University/University of Florida
Medical: University of Florida
Interests: Complex Spine, Neurosurgical Oncology, Neurosurgical Medical Missions
Hobbies: Tennis, Basketball, Competitive Dance



 Program Coordinator  
Raio, Rita Rita Raio



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Angio Simulation and Suture Lab


Dr. Michael Schulder presents award to resident Christopher Bonsignore


2012 Neurosurgery Graduation


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