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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 (NEOMED)
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 8/4/2021, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Nair receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • 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

122 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 4.8
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

It is always easy getting ahold of someone in Dr. Nairs office when needed.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Nair to anyone that needs an epilepsy team.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Good & informative visit with my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

The provider is good and takes care of the issues.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Nair always takes time with us & we never feel hurried!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Nair is a very people's person, and video conferences work out well. He is courteous, allows as many questions as possible, and answers all. His follow up is good as well.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

The current treatment plan recently implemented by Dr. Nair Is working well.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Dileep Nair is the best of the best. We come from Nashville, Tennessee to be under his care. He is thorough, cares about his patients, and will stop at nothing to help our medical needs. He is a blessing!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Great Doctor. Very caring, respectful, listener and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Have had no trouble with appointments, personnel, and my Doctor is the BEST

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I would recommend CC& Dr. Nair to others!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I might be recommending Dr. Nair to another person. He is very good and respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Very good and I'm blessed to have him as my doctor and he helps me realize superheroes do not come with capes so thank you again for who you are Dr. Nair

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Nair is one of the best physicians we have ever had. He takes the time to listen and really wants to help the patient. He is one of the reasons we drive 8 hours to see him at Cleveland Clnic.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

was having a problem with the time of visit, phone call awhile back said 10:30 My chart said 10:15 so when i tried zoom at 10:12 thru 11:15 I never got through gave up at 11:45. I spoke to someone 2 days later and was told there was some system troubles recently and therefore would have to reschedule , wich I have. I have nothing but the highest respect for Dr. Nair and always do very well with his visits, he has went above and beyond to help me in the past.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Nair has been my Neurologist for many years and always make me feel as an important person he is caring for. Never makes me feel like I am taking his time and has never tried for me to stop talking because he is done.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr Nair is an excellent doctor, he takes the time to listen and answer your questions in a way that you understand what he is saying.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

I'm glad to be back in Dr. Nair's care

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Nair was very pleasant and attentive. Made me feel respected as a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

great doctor

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