Dileep Nair, MD

Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Epilepsy Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
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Marymount Hospital

12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortical Brain Mapping
  • Depth Electrode Recordings
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery And Video Eeg Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping And Monitoring
  • Signal Analyses of Subdural Recordings
  • Specialized EEG With Subdural Grids
  • Surgery In Brain Malformations
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy
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About Dileep Nair, MD

Dr Dileep Nair received his medical degree in 1993 from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, formally known as NEOUCOM. He went on to do his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.  He served as the chief resident in his neurology residency as well as chief epilepsy fellow. After his fellowship in 1999, he held joint appointments in the epilepsy section at Cleveland Clinic as well as the Neurology department at MetroHealth Medical Center.  He was also appointed the director of the EEG lab as well as the intraoperative monitoring unit at MetroHealth Medical Center from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, he became a full time staff at Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center and served as their Director of intraoperative monitoring program. In 2003 Dr Nair became the fellowship director for clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship and in 2007 he became the ACGME fellowship director for both EEG and EMG fellowships, a position he held until 2010. Dr Nair became the section head of adult epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic in 2008. Currently, Dr Nair is the section head of adult epilepsy and directory of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr Nair has over 30 peer reviewed journal articles in journals such as Brain, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Human Brain Mapping, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epileptic Disorders. In addition, he has written several book chapters and invited reviews articles. He has also written a book titled Epilepsy: An Atlas of Investigation and Management. His publications have been in the areas of human brain connectivity, invasive EEG recordings, brain stimulation and clinical neurophysiology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - NEOUCOM/Western Reserve Care System
Youngstown, OH USA

Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Graduate - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Mangalore, India

Undergraduate - Sri Bhuvandra College
Karkala, India


  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology - Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Medical and surgical management of adult and geriatric epilepsy, intraoperative monitoring of the brain and other parts of the nervous system mapping connections in the human brain

Awards & Honors

  • Ellen B. Thomas Award for Epilepsy Research; May 10th, 2002
  • Ellen B. Thomas Award for Epilepsy Research; May 26th, 2011
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/24/2016, Dr. Nair has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

80 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2016

Good. #5. Good.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

I highly recommend DR Nair to who ever has seizure related problems! He is the most down to earth Dr. that will speak on my level!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2016

Dr. Nair is very down to earth but so professional at the same time. He accurately diagnosed me the first visit and started me on treatment that controlled my seizures. As an out of town patient, it's definitely worth traveling to someone like Dr. Nair who has so much knowledge as well as compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016

Dr. Nair is the greatest dr I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Dr. Nair has the perfect combination of "head" and "heart"--he's clearly knowledgeable, but insures that I have understood him--he incorporates "touch" into the appt by asking me to demonstrate and exemplify things, rather than just pushing keys on a computer. I have high regards for Dr. Nair.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016

Doctor is a "complete" doctor. He knows me personally as well as knowing my medical problems. I cannot think of another doctor that I have seen that has treated me with such dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2016

My stay was handled very well with staff that only one word can deserve - AWESOME.

Reviewed on May 28, 2016

Dr. Nair was excellent - very knowledgeable and very concerned.

Reviewed on May 27, 2016


Reviewed on Apr 15, 2016


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