Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Brian Nahed, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Yale University in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.

15 Parkman St

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 724-5805

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nahed "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"

3  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer Research
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Nahed does not have any board certifications listed.

64  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Harvard Program In Clinical Effectiveness
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nahed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nahed to family and friends
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Nahed's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Extremely skilled surgeon. Treats me as if I am his only patient. Answers every question and email. extremely responsive
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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...more
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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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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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