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Dileep Nair, MD


Dileep Nair, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Dileep Nair, MD
Department: Neurology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Dileep Nair, MD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Fairview Hospital
Mail Code Suite 108
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 & 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



  • American Academy of Neurology; 1994 to present
  • American Epilepsy Society; 1999 to present
  • American Society of Clinical Neurophysiology 2000 to present


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

Specialty in Diseases and 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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Languages Spoken

  • English

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