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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.444.5050
Fax:
216.445.4378

Additional Locations

Epilepsy Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Driving Directions

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.444.5050
Fax:
216.445.4378
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
  • Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting
  • Intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping for presurgical 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
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-epileptic seizure disorder
  • Seizure Manifestations
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health And Epilepsy
View all 20 Specialties +
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Biography

About Dileep Nair, MD

Dr. Dileep Nair is the section head of adult epilepsy and director of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree in 1993 from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He went on to do his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed the director of the EEG lab and intraoperative monitoring services at MetroHealth Medical Center from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, he became a full time staff at Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center. Dr. Nair was the fellowship director for clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship and the ACGME fellowship director for both EEG and EMG fellowships, a position he held until 2010. He is currently also the neuroscience course director for the year two medical students at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine. He received the Kaiser Permanente Award in Excellence in teaching in 2016 from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Dr. Nair has over 70 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Brain, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Human Brain Mapping, Epilepsia and Clinical Neurophysiology. His publications have been in the areas of human brain connectivity, invasive EEG recordings, brain stimulation, and clinical neurophysiology. He is the principal investigator for a National Institute of Health funded RO1 grant to study brain connectivity in patients with focal epilepsy. This grant uses a technique for measuring effective brain connectivity that he discovered called cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs). This methodology uses low frequency electrical stimulation applied directly to intracranial electrodes placed as a part of a surgical evaluation for the treatment of epilepsy. This technique has now been adopted by numerous epilepsy centers across the world and has been validated methodology for exploring various pathological and functional brain networks.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Training Program
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Training Program
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Neurology Residency Program
Adult Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Residency - Cleveland Clinic Neurology Residency Program
Adult Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Internship - Western Reserve Care System
Internal Medicine
Youngstown, OH USA
1994

Internship - Western Reserve Health Education, Inc.
Preliminary Medicine
Youngstown, OH USA
1994

Internship - Western Reserve Health Education, Inc.
Preliminary Medicine
Youngstown, OH USA
1994

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
MD
Rootstown, OH USA
1993

Graduate School - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Mangalore, India
1990

Undergraduate - Sri Bhuvandra College
Karkala,
1986

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, OH USA

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Epilepsy
  • Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/14/2017, Dr. Nair has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Nair has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • NeuroPace, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

It was clear the situation needed a good look at all the possible causes (of more seizures lately). Very glad Dr. Nair too the time needed to do so.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Nair always gives us the time we need & never appears rushed. He's so good at explaining things so we can understand.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

There was no problem scheduling an appointment. Dr. Nair saw me on time, explained what must be done before my next yearly appointment and refilled my prescriptions.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Nair was wonderful and listened to me and my concerns. He explained everything in a way I could understand and answered all my questions. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a neurologist.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

we couldn't be more pleased with Dr Nair! he always takes his time with us, asks pertinent questions and listens to us!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

dr Nair has always been tremendously informative, thorough, caring and respectful. in fact I think he's our favorite sr of all time and that is truly saying something after 37 years of seeking medical care for my daughter

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

very caring and compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

my experience with Dr Nair & all staff has been above and beyond incredibly amazing. I would highly recommend him to absolutely anyone anytime

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Nair is beyond thorough. he goes above and beyond finding the answers

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

wait time was minimal. Dr Nair took substantial time in explaining things

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

I can say I have never been treated with such respect. I have nothing but the upmost praise for Dr Nair & all his staff

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Love Meeting Dr Nair.Because of him I am experiencing life the life I love!!

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