Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Nahed
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Brian V. Nahed, M.D.Department of NeurosurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital

55 Fruit St Yawkey # 9e Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 724-5805

Dr. Brian Nahed, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nahed has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nahed to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nahed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
Options POS
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
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Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Nahed performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed performs Brain Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Nahed performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Nahed performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Neuro-oncology specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed treats Brain Cancer more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Nahed treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Nahed treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Meningiomas
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nahed treats Meningiomas more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Nahed treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Nahed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Calypso® Targeting
  • Cancer
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Intraoperative MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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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Extremely skilled surgeon. Treats me as if I am his only patient. Answers every question and email. extremely responsive
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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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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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John O. in Harvard, MA – Apr 23, 2016
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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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About Me

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

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer Research
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2012
New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Harvard Program In Clinical Effectiveness
2012
Harvard School Of Public Health
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
2005
Yale University
Medical School
2000
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Awards

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

Media & Publications

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

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

MGH Department of Neurosurgery55 Fruit St Yawkey # 9e Boston, MA 02114
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)