Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 44

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 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nahed has more experience with Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms 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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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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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.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

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

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Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

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

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Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Reconstruction for Craniosynos
Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Nervous System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.Compare with other Nervous System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Nahed is experienced in the area of Nervous System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Meningiomas
Brain Cancer
Pituitary Tumor
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Skull Base Surgery
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Nahed's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Ataxia
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Calypso® Targeting
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Neurological Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intraoperative Mapping
  • Intraoperative MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Metastatic Tumors (Brain)
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wada Test

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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 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
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United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Dr. Nahed's Reviews

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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

    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

    Dr. Brian Nahed is a neurosurgeon who specializes in Brain Tumors (Glioblastoma, Gliomas, Meningiomas, Metastatic Brain Tumors) and Brain Mapping...Read more

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

    Media & Publications

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

    Does Dr. Brian Nahed, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Brian Nahed, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Nahed frequently treats Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Nervous System Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Nahed specializes.

    Where is Dr. Brian Nahed, MD's office located?

    Dr. Nahed's office is located at 55 Fruit St Yawkey # 9e, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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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    Affiliated Hospitals

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

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    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Boston, MA

    81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

    27 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

    Newton - Wellesley Hospital

    Newton, MA

    79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

    20 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)