Dr. Neil Tanna helps women transform their lives by restoring their form. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Tanna is an expert in microsurgery and reconstructive surgery; he is also an innovator in the field of breast reconstruction.

Dr. Tanna’s collaborative approach offers patients technologically advanced solutions and the best possible clinical outcomes. He strives to produce individualized, natural, and long-lasting results that match a patient’s desires and preferences.

A devotee of innovation, Dr. Tanna is dedicated to developing new techniques and methods for breast reconstructive surgery. He was on the team that successfully executed the first robotic mastectomy, in 2018, a procedure which has the potential to revolutionize the field of reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Tanna knows that spending time with patients is the best way to fully understand their goals and concerns, and he is committed to making each woman feel like she is the most important patient in the practice. His sense of humor and positive outlook help many women find hope during a challenging time in their lives.

Dr. Tanna is Vice President of the Katz Women’s Surgical Center and System Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Northwell Health. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a Full Investigator at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

“Dr. Tanna is the PERFECT example of what a doctor should be – so kind, professional, funny, and ALWAYS makes you feel like you are his most important patient.”


  • Fellowship in Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, The George Washington University Hospital
  • Residency in Head and Neck Surgery, The George Washington University Hospital
  • MBA, The George Washington University
  • MD, Albany Medical College
  • BS in Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors
  • Newsday’s Top Doctors on Long Island
  • New York Magazine’s Best Doctors
  • Best Doctors in America
  • New York Super Doctors® Rising Stars℠
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal—Best Overall Cosmetic Paper Award for “The Ideal Buttock Size: A Sociodemographic Metromorphic Evaluation”
  • Hofstra Northwell Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency—Teacher of the Year
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Residents Night—Third place
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting—Best Poster
  • Northshore LIJ President’s Innovation Award (Nomination)—For Three Dimensional Printing in Research and Medicine
  • Annual Northshore LIJ Research Day—Best Clinical Paper
Senior Nurse Practitioner

Emily Kalberer

Emily is a Senior Nurse Practitioner working with Dr. Tanna. Emily has extensive clinical experience caring for patients before, during, and after surgery. She believes that true patient centered care should been individualized and tailored to each individual to ensure best possible outcomes. Emily is known for her warm demeanor and compassionate care and enjoys getting to know her patients. Emily has a lot of nieces and nephews and enjoys spending time with them. She also loves to travel and is an avid fisher!

Katherine Beam

Katherine (Katie) has been working with Dr. Tanna since 2017, caring for patients before, during, and after surgery. She is an excellent patient resource and strives to provide patients with optimal experiences as well as excellent outcomes. Katie believes strong relationships are based on communication and makes herself available to speak with patients whenever possible. She is an avid runner and yogi.

Dominique Perdue

Dominique is our Dominique is our Administrative Coordinator and an integral part of the team that strives to provide an exceptional patient experience. Having previously worked as a medical assistant, Dominique’s healthcare experience has prepared her to support women as they navigate through various aspects of their surgical journeys. Her compassion, positive attitude, and optimism make her an indispensable member of Dr. Tanna’s team. Dominique works tirelessly to provide patients with personalized attention to make sure all of their needs are met. From scheduling appointments to coordination of surgeries, Dominique goes above and beyond to find creative ways to accommodate all patients. She works closely with Dr. Tanna and the entire clinical team to ensure patients and their families feel connected at all times. Her commitment to each patient makes her an invaluable asset to the team.

Nicolette Thompson

Nicolette has been working in various positions for Northwell Health for several years. She is a lead surgical coordinator who helps schedule procedures for Dr. Palleschi, Dr. Tanna, and Dr. Smith. Nicolette loves helping her patients through the process to ensure a smooth experience and strives to make a positive and long- lasting impression on each and every patient encounter. Nicolette makes it a priority to give back and dedicates her spare time to serving the community. She also enjoys traveling with her family, learning about other cultures, art and most of all….karaoke!

Candice Lara

Candace is responsible for surgical scheduling and coordinating office visits for Dr. Tanna. She enjoys interacting with patients face to face after consultations and often sites with surgical candidates to offer support and reassurance. She is an empathetic listener and provides individualized care to patients as if they were her own family. Her previous experience as a surgical scheduler in interventional cardiology and gynecologic oncology has helped her in her current role with plastic surgery. Candace enjoys going to see plays on Broadway and going to art museums. She is fluent in four languages and is also studying to become a Reiki practitioner.