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.

Class of 2016

  • Tina Loven, DO
    Chief Resident
    Undergraduate: St. John's University
    Medical: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine/
    New School University
    Clinical Interests: Pediatric neurosurgery
    Hobbies: Fencing, swimming

  • Jeffrey Beecher, DO
    Chief Resident
    Undergraduate: Miami University, Oxford, OhioInterests
    Medical: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Open vascular, endovascular, skull base
    Hobbies: Scuba diving, traveling, reading, tennis


Class of 2017

  • Justin Virojanapa, DO
    Undergraduate: Boston College
    Medical: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine/
    Drexel University
    Clinical Interests: Spine and pediatric neurosurgery
    Hobbies: Jogging, skiing, bass guitar


  • Jacob Januszewski, DO
    Undergraduate: Kalamazoo College
    Medical: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Neuroendovascular, neurosurgical oncology, spine
    Hobbies: Long distance running, triathalons, scuba diving, snowboarding, reading, video games

Class of 2018

  • Neal Mehan, MD
    Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
    Medical: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Clinical Interests: Cerebrovascular, functional neurosurgery
    Hobbies: Exercising and spending time with family

  • Alexander Gamble, DO
    Undergraduate: The University of Washington, Seattle
    Medical: Western University of Health Sciences,
    College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
    Clinical Interests: Skull base
    Hobbies: Mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, hiking, paragliding

Class of 2019

  • 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
    Clinical 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
    Clinical Interests: Cerebrovascular and oncologic neurosurgery
    Hobbies: History, reading, art, basketball, running

Class of 2020

  • Amrit Chiluwal, MD
    Undergraduate: Ohio Wesleyan University
    Medical: University of Michigan
    Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, pool, ping-pong and chess

  • Shashank Gandhi, MD
    Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University/University of Florida
    Medical: University of Florida
    Clinical Interests: Complex Spine, Neurosurgical Oncology, Neurosurgical Medical Missions
    Hobbies: Tennis, basketball, competitive dance

Class of 2021

  • Kevin Kwan, MD
    Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Medical:  Stony Brook University School of Medicine
    Clinical Interests:  Immunology, Pharmacology
    Hobbies: Crew and Paddling  Competitions

  • Katherine Wagner, MD
    Undergraduate:  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Medical:  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Clinical Interests:  Intracerebral hemorrhage
    Hobbies:  Travel, Flute, Swimming


Program Coordinator

  • Rita Raio