David Jeffrey
Chalif, MD

Neurological Surgery

(516) 562-3070

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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.


Board certifications:

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Administrative titles

  • Chief of Division of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Medical school

  • University of Chicago


  • New York University School of Medicine


  • New York University School of Medicine


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Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurosciences at Manhass

  • 300 Community Drive
    Suite 9 Tower
    Manhasset, NY 11030

    Fax: (516) 562-3071

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"Incredible neurosurgeon."

"Excellent physician & very understanding."

"Listened to me, never felt rushed."

"Dr. Chalif is by far one of the most caring, interactive MD's we have ever encountered. He also performed surgery on our father & he continuously followed up to ensure he was OK - we LOVE Dr. Chalif!!"

"Dr. Chalif was very thorough with his explanations. I found him to be kind, caring & concerned, I feel I am in very capable hands."

"Dr. Chalif took my husband & I from the exam room to his office to show us the results of the MRA. He showed us the the area of the brain where the MRI showed an abnormality."

"my confidence Dr Chalif is way more than 5"

"I liked everything about my visit, no complaints."

"Provider was very kind and patient."

"I took several cards for my friends and others that may need this information about Northwell Stroke & Brain Neuro. CEnter and my doctor. #7. Excellent the doctor even drew pictures of my condition."

"He is a fabulous dr. & caring compassionate - 8. Great. 9. Wonderful."

"very good experience overall"

"Dr.Chalif is the best and what makes so is the fact that he is David Chalif MD. Not just Dr. Chalif, he's a person first. Doctors that are men and women first and doctors second tend to be better at patient care and problem solving.Noel"

"EXTREMELY knowledgeable - comforting and reassuring."

"All good."

"dr Chalif is awesome. he saved my life"

"Dr. Chalif was personable, put me at ease, precise - fortunately test was negative and I do not need to see him - if I did need a neurosurgeon - he would be who I would see!"

"Very confident in the providers skills and would highly recommend him."


"Extremely caring and informative."


"Again very attentive, knowledgeable, and spoke in Laymens terms. I left feeling confidence about diagnosis."

"Dr. Chaliff's reputation is well deserved:. I couldn't have ended up in a better hospital - I am very pleased with this office."

"Can't say enough about the outstanding care I received by Dr. Chalif & his staff."

"The staff and nurses/doctors showed a great deal of compassion and friendliness. Love them."

"He saved my life twice due to 2 strokes (AVM) in one week."

"Excellent care."

"Dr. Chalif is awesome - medical expertise and personal interaction."

"I am glad Dr. Chalif did my surgery. He is very good at what he does and is always caring!"

"My mom has comprehension issues. Everyone was very patient when she asked the same questions over and over."

"This provider is very nice to me he talk to me he let me laugh I love him."

"Excellent - would and have recommended people. Couldn't have gotten better care. From day 1 to 5 yrs. later!!"

"Very good experience."

"Good experience."

"I was extremely pleased in all of the above."