Dr. Brian Nahed, MD
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Dr. Brian Nahed, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

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Dr. Brian Nahed specializes in Brain Tumors (gliomas, glioblastoma, meningiomas, and metastatic brain cancer) and Spinal Disorders. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, MGH Brain Tumor Center and Pappas Center for Neurooncology


Dr. Brian Nahed, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Nahed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Extremely skilled surgeon. Treats me as if I am his only patient. Answers every question and email. extremely responsive
in Weymouth, MA |
Dr. Nahed's knowledge, his manner, his professionalism, his compassion and his willingness to answer any questions I had after my diagnosis, his ability to to instill in me confidence in him and in my decision to go to the MGH Cancer Center has made me forever grateful to have such great care available to me and so close to home. I am so grateful to have Dr. Nahed and MGH on my team.
in Harvard, MA |
This man and his partner Anoop Patel are wizards. As we tend to say when in Maine wicked pissah!. I feel so blessed to have them in charge of my case at MGH.
in Westford, MA |
Dr. Nahed provides pure professionalism, compassion, and expertise to a fault. His knowledge proves evident far beyond his years. I am overjoyed to have Dr.Nahed in my corner carefully and precisely monitoring my situation. The time and care spent with his patients speaks volumes.
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Dr. Nahed's Care Philosophy

Dr. Brian Nahed specializes in Brain Tumors (gliomas, glioblastoma, meningiomas, and metastatic brain cancer) and Spinal Disorders. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, MGH Brain Tumor Center and Pappas Center for Neurooncology

Dr. Nahed's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Nahed has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications
    • Craniopharyngioma, 2012
    • Physician-owned hospitals, neurosurgeons, and disclosure: lessons from law and the literature., 2011
    • Malpractice liability and defensive medicine: a national survey of neurosurgeons., 2012
    • Is trauma transfer influenced by factors other than medical need? An examination of insurance status and transfer in patients with mild head injury., 2011
    • Device innovation in neurosurgery: controversy, learning, and future directions., 2012
    • Investigating the Scope of Resident Patient Care Handoffs within Neurosurgery., 2012
    • Chordoma: current concepts, management, and future directions., 2012
    • The legacy of Harvey Cushing, 2007
    • Multimodal therapy of an intramedullary cervical primitive neuroectodermal tumor in an adult., 2012
    • The quality of randomized controlled trial reporting in spine literature., 2011
    • Interfacility helicopter ambulance transport of neurosurgical patients: observations, utilization, and outcomes from a quaternary level care hospital., 2012
    • Trapped fourth ventricle phenomenon following aneurysm rupture of the posterior circulation: case reports., 2012
    • Genetics of intracranial aneurysms., 2007
    • Mapping a Mendelian form of intracranial aneurysm to 1p34.3-p36.13., 2005
    • Craniectomy for malignant cerebral infarction: prevalence and outcomes in US hospitals., 2011
    • Hyponatremia associated with Ipilimumab-induced hypophysitis., 2012
    • Molecular genetic analysis of two large kindreds with intracranial aneurysms demonstrates linkage to 11q24-25 and 14q23-31., 2004
    • Dual ipsilateral craniotomies through a single incision for the surgical management of multiple intracranial aneurysms., 2012
    • Dr. Nahed's research focuses on identifying Circulating Tumor Cells in Brain Tumor Patients

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Department Of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New England Baptist Hospital

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Los Angeles

    Graduated in 2000

  • Other Education
    Harvard Program In Clinical Effectiveness

    Completed in 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer Research
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Intraoperative MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery