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Dr. Brian Nahed, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Nahed

Dr. Brian Nahed, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Yale University in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.


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(617) 724-5805

Dr. Nahed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Centene
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nahed's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment 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 his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Dr. Nahed's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Awake Brain Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • 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)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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 Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery, MGH Brain Tumor Center and Pappas Center for Neurooncology

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer Research
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

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

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