Katherine (“Katie”) Beam is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA) with the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health. Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Quinnipiac University. She obtained her Master of Health Science Degree from the Physician Assistant program at Lock Haven University. Following this, she completed an additional year of rigorous surgical training as a PA resident at Norwalk Hospital.
Katie shares Dr. Tanna’s passion for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She works collaboratively with Dr. Tanna in taking care of patients in the office and the operating room. Katie is a tremendous asset to patients, as she is always available as a resource to them. She is readily able to evaluate patients, interpret lab tests, assist in surgery, or counsel patients. Katie, along with Dr. Tanna, will provide great attention to your personal needs to ensure that you are getting the optimal outcome and experience.
Brittany Corstange was born and raised in Camden, South Carolina and is Dr. Tanna’s Secretary, Surgical Coordinator, and Project Coordinator. Brittany graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Hospitality/Tourism Management with a minor in Health from The College of Charleston. She has worked in specialty healthcare fields since graduation and enjoys both the administration and clinical aspects of medicine.
Brittany comes to Dr. Tanna from Texas with a wealth of experience in breast reconstruction and aesthetic plastic surgery. She shares Dr. Tanna’s excitement and passion for Plastic Surgery, microsurgery, and advancements in breast reconstruction. She works with him to ensure patients feel connected at all times, assisting them with needs and concerns. Brittany enjoys connecting with all patients before, during, and after their journeys. Her personal attention to each patient and commitment to their needs make her an invaluable asset to the team.
Krystal Lok-Tyska is the Administrative Manager who manages the day-to-day operations of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health. Krystal has been instrumental in creating a professional and warm environment for our staff and patients alike.
Krystal earned her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in Health Sciences and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. Prior to joining the team at Northwell Health, Krystal was a Program Coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital. Among her many accomplishments while at Boston Children’s, she also received accolades from Press Ganey, the evaluation system for hospital systems throughout the nation.
Krystal has worked in the healthcare field for nearly a decade, providing patients with unparalleled administrative support. Her dedication and passion enables her to implement best practices that are not only excellent but innovative.
Alexander Gibstein is a Surgical Scholar working with Dr. Tanna and the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health. Dr. Neil Tanna oversees a premedical, clinical gap year program with the Department of Surgery at Northwell Health. Each year, college graduates taking a gap year, but applying to medical school, are invited to interview for the competitive Surgical Scholar Program at Northwell Health. Alex is the clinical gap year scholar for 2019– 2020.
Alex coordinates and assists with our efforts to improve patient education and patient care, such as designing multimedia apps, videos, and instructional materials for use before and after surgery. In addition, he also works on several clinical research projects with faculty and residents at Northwell Health. Alex graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He plans on attending medical school.
Kevin Ilardi obtains all authorizations for surgeries, imaging studies, and in office procedures for all of Dr. Tanna’s patients. Kevin has been with Northwell for over 2 years after completing his undergraduate degree at SUNY Farmingdale. Kevin works closely with providers and insurance companies so that patients have access to seamless and timely care.
Davi Ramkumar is the billing coordinator for all of Dr. Tanna’s patients. After graduating from Queens College, she entered the healthcare system. Davi has over 18 years of experience working in healthcare, and the plastic surgery community since 2014. Davi processes all medical charges and bills for patients and acts as a form of liaison between patients, the practice, and insurance companies.