Meet your doctor

David Jeffrey Chalif, MD


  • Neurological Surgery

Professional titles

  • Chief of Division of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


  • Male


  • English

Years in practice

  • 29 years


Professional biography

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.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

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

Professional titles & education information

  • Administrative titles
    • Chief of Division of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Academic Titles
    • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Board certifications
    • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Medical school
    • University of Chicago
  • Internships
    • New York University Medical Center
  • Residencies
    • New York University Medical Center

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
  • 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
  • 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