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.
Erin May is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) with the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwell Health. Erin received her Masters Degree from Hofstra University’s School of Graduate Nursing. Erin has an extensive clinical nursing background and has worked in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit and post-anesthesia care units at Northwell Health. She is a strong proponent of professional role development and is currently enrolled in the Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) advanced certificate program at Hofstra University. She is also a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
Erin was born and raised on Long Island. Her prior experiences of caring for breast cancer patients during various stages of their reconstruction process is what initially made her interested in joining Dr. Tanna’s team. Dr. Tanna and Erin share the same philosophy in that patient care should be individualized and tailored to fit the entire spectrum of a patient's needs. Erin’s unique combination of experience, knowledge, and personal attention to detail is what enables her to provide exceptional and compassionate patient care to each and every one of her patients.
Sarah Barnett is the current Northwell Health 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. Sarah is the clinical gap year scholar for 2021 – 2022.
Sarah joined the Surgical Scholar program after graduating magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Hispanic Studies. As a Surgical Scholar, she is involved in several ongoing clinical research projects led by faculty and residents at Northwell Health. Additionally, Sarah is responsible for developing patient outreach and education materials, as well as assisting with daily administrative duties in the office. She looks forward to applying the lessons in compassionate patient care and research that she has learned from our team to her future career as a physician. Learn more about the Surgical Scholar Program at Northwell Health.
Stephanie Hansraj is Dr. Tanna’s account representative and manages billing inquires and the insurance authorization process. She has been in the medical profession for fifteen years and has worked specifically in the plastic surgery field for over a decade. Her focus is in the attention to detail with an emphasis on accurate and timely clearance for patients to move forward with surgery in confidence. Stephanie is committed to assisting patients obtain detailed information through the authorization, claims and appeals processes. It is her intention to provide education and understanding so our patients understand the full scope of what their benefits entail.