Meet your doctor

David Chalif, MD

a North Shore-LIJ Medical Group physician

Neurological Surgery
David Jeffrey Chalif, MD Overall Patient Satisfaction Score:

Practice locations:

  • NSUH-Dept of Neurosurgery
    300 Community Drive
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    Fax: (516) 562-3071
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    Accepting new patients
Clinical details

About your doctor

  • Male
  • 29 years in practice
  • Fluent in English

Board certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

David J. Chalif, MD joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2005 as the Chief of Vascular Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Brain Aneurysm Center, having brought with him almost twenty years of surgical experience in the treatment of complex cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, and brain tumors.  He has lectured both locally and nationally on various aspects of the treatment of aneurysms, AVMs, and subarachnoid hemorrhage. With the assistance of a coordinated combined program with both neuro-interventional radiology and neuro-intensive care, Dr. Chalif has helped to develop the Brian Aneurysm Center at North Shore University Hospital, a cutting edge program in the treatment of brain aneurysms that is unparalleled in the area.

Dr. Chalif received his M.D. degree form the University of Chicago in 1979 and trained in neurosurgery at the New York University Department of Neurosurgery from 1979-1986, including a fellowship in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurological Diseases at Queen Square, London, in 1981.  He earned his B.A. degree in Biology from Wesleyan University in 1975.

Dr. Chalif is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (1988) and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS.  Dr. Chalif is a past President of the Nassau Surgical Society (2003) and is the chairman of the yearly Nassau Surgical Society clinic day in neurosurgery.

Professional & Academic detail


  • Glen Cove Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Administrative titles

    • Chief of Division of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Academic titles

    • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Medical school

    • University of Chicago
  • Residencies

    • New York University School of Medicine
Insurance providers/plans accepted
  • CareConnect Health Plan
    • CareConnect Bronze
    • CareConnect Bronze H S A 70%
    • CareConnect Catastrophic
    • CareConnect Gold
    • CareConnect Large EPO
    • CareConnect Platinum
    • CareConnect Silver
    • CareConnect Silver Cost Share
    • CareConnect Tradional Gold 20/40
  • CIGNA Healthcare
    • Cigna Choice Fund Open Access Plus
    • Global Health Benefits
    • GWH-Cigna
    • GWH-Cigna Open Access Plus
    • Indemnity
    • Managed Care Plans: HMO or POS Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: LocalPlus
    • Managed Care Plans: Network Open Access
    • Managed Care Plans: Open Access Plus
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians HMO or POS
    • Managed Care Plans: Primary Care Physicians Network
    • PPO or EPO Plans
    • Shared Administration OAP
    • Shared Administration PPO
    • Strategic Alliance
  • Elderplan
    • Elderplan Advantage for Nursing Home Residents HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Classic Zero Premium HMO
    • Elderplan Extra Help HMO
    • Elderplan for Medicaid Beneficiaries HMO SNP
    • Elderplan Medicaid Advantage HMO SNP
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Child Health Plus
    • Direct HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO
    • Direct Pay HMO/POS
    • Direct POS
    • DirectShare
    • Empire Prism EPO
    • Empire Prism PPO
    • Empire Total Blue
    • EPO
    • Healthy New York
    • HMO
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlue
    • MediBlueSMSmartValue Plus
    • PPO
  • Health Net Federal Services
    • Tricare Program North Region
  • HealthSmart
    • World Trade Center Program only
  • Liberty Health Advantage
    • Dual Power HMO SNP
    • Preferred Choice HMO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MultiPlan Inc.
    • BeechStreet
    • MultiPlan
    • PHCS
  • New York State Medicaid
    • New York State Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
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physician->fullname; ?> Excellent care.
physician->fullname; ?> Dr. Chalif is awesome - medical expertise and personal interaction.
physician->fullname; ?> I am glad Dr. Chalif did my surgery. He is very good at what he does and is always caring!
physician->fullname; ?> My mom has comprehension issues. Everyone was very patient when she asked the same questions over and over.
physician->fullname; ?> This provider is very nice to me he talk to me he let me laugh I love him.
physician->fullname; ?> Excellent - would and have recommended people. Couldn't have gotten better care. From day 1 to 5 yrs. later!!
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physician->fullname; ?> I was extremely pleased in all of the above.