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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

Epilepsy Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
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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
  • 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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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Training Program
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Sri Bhuvandra College

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - 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

See publications for Dileep Nair, MD.

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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 2/9/2022, 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.

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

123 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.7
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Nair, is a very concerning Dr & I'm glad to have him for my Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

I had a good, all questions answered experience with Dr. Nair.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

The doctors are very good.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

We really liked Dr Nair. His attentiveness was very good. He didn't make us feel stupid when we had questions, and explained things for us, people whom have never dealt with or were familiar with seizures before. We are very confident in Dr Nair's plan and clear on next steps if we should need them. His knowledge and ability to communicate what we needed to know gave us much comfort!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Unbelievable care from the entire staff for teens have doctors were unbelievable. Dr Nair and his team were amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Great! Dr. Nair is so awesome at helping me understand my situation.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Nair is always kind, professional and efficient. He answers all of our questions or deliveries the ultimate answer through messaging. Thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for employee wonderful Medical Professsionals such as Dr. Nair. We have been a patient of his for quite a few years and he is happy and flourishing in his environment.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Nair is exceptionally brilliant and empathetic.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Nair always takes his time with us & treats us with respect!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Nair is the best neurologist I have had and am grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

My virtual appointment was a pleasant experience all the way from setting up the appointment to completing the appointment. Dr. Nair is a wonderful doctor and has a pleasant personality in person and online.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Nair is kind and he always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Nair always considers my feelings about any change in treatment. He truly cares about the treatment goals of his patients and he makes sure I feel okay because he knows medication changes make me anxious.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr.Nair is the only doctor I would ever want to see, very caring and so easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Our dr. was the best! All the drs. were great! Super team! Love them!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Nair is always caring patient kind and willing to listen!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr Nair was great as usual.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Nair listened to our concerns, and agreed with us. He had a plan already in place with clear verbal instructions, and then a detailed visit report with plan execution on myChart.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

It's always nice to have video visit to go over things as were an hour + from the clinic main campus. Dr. Nair always asks if we want to continue video or come in for a face to face meeting at the end of our session.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr Nair is a very caring confident doctor

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Nair warms my haert, always puts more effort into our visits then most others. I feel Dr. Nair is extremely thoughtful, caring, and totally knowledge about his chosen profession. I will and have recommended him to several. Thank you for allowing me to tell you's about Dr. Nair I have a very high regard for the Doctor/ gentleman!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Nair always takes his time with us. We never feel like he's rushing us to get to his next patient.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

I cannot say enough to convey my feelings about Dr. Nair. If I had the choice of a higher rating than very good I would use it to rate it in all of the categories.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I am so glad to be Dr. Nair's patient. He has been so helpful and encouraging. He is such a caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

It was a good experience with the Dr.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr. Nair is wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Nair and I had a good conversation about my current health status, we made decisions about my medication and dosage together. He checked on how many refills I have going forward. Then we had a pleasant conversation about what is going on in my life personally i.e. summer trips and vacations.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Was a very nice experience as the Dr gave a patient ear to my health issues. I look forward to fully get recovered.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Totally confident that the Dr had my best interests at heart

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

My care providers were phenomenal and made me feel very confident in the care I received.

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