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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


Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brain Malformation Surgery
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortical Brain Mapping
  • Depth Electrode Recordings
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Interpretations
  • Epilepsy Pharmacotherapy with Call Office
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Video EEG Evaluation
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • First Seizure Assessment
  • Intracranial EEG Monitoring and Brain Mapping for Presurgical Evaluation
  • Intraoperative Brain Mapping and Monitoring
  • Specialized EEG with Subdural Grids
  • Subdural Recording Signal Analysis
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • Video EEG Monitoring
  • Wada Test
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Epilepsy
  • Benign Focal Epilepsies and Variants
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Non-Epileptic Seizure
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health and Epilepsy
View all 16 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 previously fellowship director for clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic and course director for the year two neuroscience course at 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 90 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Brain, Neurology, Epilepsia, and Human Brain Mapping.  His publications have been in the areas of human brain connectivity, invasive EEG recordings, brain stimulation and clinical neurophysiology. Dr. Nair was a principal investigator for NIH RO1 study on brain connectivity. This grants main objective was map abnormal brain connectivity in patients with focal epilepsy using a technique called cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs).  He and his colleagues are credited in the discovery of CCEPs as a method of measuring effective brain connectivity. 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Southside Medical Center
internal medicine
Youngstown, OH

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Sri Bhuvandra College


  • 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

99 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. Nair is professional & caring

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Nair came to the call very prepared. He described at length tests results, meeting with doctors, outcomes and risks.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

I will continue to receive my care at the CCF Ohio location despite living in Tampa, Florida. I feel heard, safe and cared for in a timely manner. I thank Dr. Nair and staff for their excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Thanks the doctor for his advice and with all the care I've giving to myself before adding my meds and prayer. I believe everything will go well.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

All around excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I liked the doctor and his approach with things that are going on with me, but during the hospital stay we did not catch an episode

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Even though I only had a few minutes with Dr. Nair following the resident, he took the time to explain his thought process in a way I could comprehend. It made me feel comfortable after a difficult time frame with my health.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Looking forward to seeing Dr Nair.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Nair is one of the most transparent provider. He explains plan of care so that when you leave his office, you are confident that he "hears" you and addresses your concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Always have a great experience with Dr Nair and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Nair does a great job including my husband and shows concern for my personal health goals and preferences

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Nair has always been highly respectful and wonderful with us and with our son.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Nair was very helpful and answered all my questions, and took the time to explain all the issues involved with my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Have a good experience with Dr.Nair

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I love the care I get from Dr. Nair

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Nair explains things to where you understand. He makes you feel comfortable, listens to you, has a great personality. Easy to get ahold of for appts or just to ask a question. He's a very verygood Dr and recommend him 100%

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr Nair cares about your health and goes over everything with you.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Nair exceeded our expectations.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

We love Dr. Nair! Always caring always patient always concerned!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Nair explains complex neurological issues with clarity and helps me to understand my condition like I never have before

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Nair is the best provider I have ever seen. I am honored to be in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I cannot imagine how my experience with Dr Nair could have been improved. He was superb in all ways.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Was scheduled as a returning patient instead of a new patient, so my appointment time was limited to 15 minutes. Did not have enough time to discuss my symptoms and treatment options/medications with my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Nair listened to our concerns and explained everything in detail. He was excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I have had a good experience with my doctor. He is easy to talk to and answers all of my questions thoroughly.

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