Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 45

Neurosurgery

Dr. Brian Nahed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Nahed has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

Brian V. Nahed, M.D.Department of NeurosurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St Yawkey Ste 9E Boston, MA 2114
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moved heaven and earth
We had the pleasure of having Dr. Nahed perform surgery for a fourth time on our precious daughter. About a month later she developed very serious health complications and was taken to our local community hospital. She needed to be seen at MGH. They were unable to get her transferred. Dr Brian Nahed found out about our situation, and got involved. Within minutes he called, and said he would attempt 'to move heaven and earth' to get her to MGH. Within minutes a life flight was on its way, and our daughter was at MGH. The hospital staff did all that was possible, her condition was unbearable, so the following morning we decided to stop treatment, and just keep her comfortable. She died shortly thereafter, in my arms. Dr Nahed proved his compassion, and genuine care for his patients by doing all, actually beyond all, that I could ask of a physician. Although our daugher finally died, I thank God often for this amazing person, who kept her alive and comfortable, and helped us.
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Keith Chesbrough – Apr 28, 2022
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Yes, Dr. Nahed saved my life. The most kind, humble, unassuming neuro surgeon this planet is blessed with. I can thank you forever, truly not enough. Having you beside me, calmly and assured and professional, you guided myself to a victory that I was never in the game for. My heart is full of love, respect, and admiration for this man of superior skill and talent. Bless you always.
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Linda Dalessio – Jul 18, 2021
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Just the very best! Dr Nahed explains everything, answers all questions and is interested in the whole person. How fortunate I am to be his patient.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Lyn Shapiro – Oct 12, 2019
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Extremely skilled surgeon. Treats me as if I am his only patient. Answers every question and email. extremely responsive
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mar 21, 2017
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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mike D in Weymouth, MA – Jun 24, 2016
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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John O. in Harvard, MA – Apr 23, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Brian Nahed specializes in Brain Tumors (gliomas, glioblastoma, meningiomas, and metastatic brain cancer) and Spinal Disorders. He is an Assistant...Read more

Biography

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer Research
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Harvard Program In Clinical Effectiveness
2012
Harvard School Of Public Health
2011
New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
2010
MGH Cancer Center Fellowship
2006
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Internship Hospital
2000
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Institutes of Health NHLBI Research Fellowship, 2005
  • Pappas Center for Neuro-oncology Award for Brain Tumor Research, 2008
  • Partners Center of Expertise International Travel Scholarship, 2010
  • Council of State Neurosurgical Societies Resident Fellowship, 2008
  • American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant Research Award, 2009
  • Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology Award, 2011
  • Neuroscience Departmental Highest Honors, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, 2003
  • Harvard Medical School Best Resident and Fellow Teaching Award, 2010

Media & Publications

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

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nahed

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nahed treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nahed treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 724-5805.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Nahed is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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Dr. Nahed's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Cancer Treatment
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Ependymoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Headache
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Intraoperative MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Intraoperative Neurological Monitoring
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Motor Cortex Stimulation (MCS)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sports-Related Concussion
  • Stereotaxis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Tension Headache
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Nahed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
Security Choice PFFS
UniCare HMO
UniCare POS
UniCare PPO
United Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
CarePlus
Choice
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Empire Plan
Fiserv
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
MAMSI
Medicare Advantage HMO
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options EPO
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Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
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Brian V. Nahed, M.D.Department of NeurosurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital

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Dr. Nahed is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

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