M. Nathan Nair, MPH, MD, is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and a neurosurgeon at Georgetown University Hospital. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. As a neurosurgeon, he has a special interest in traumatic injuries and diseases of the brain and spine.
Dr. Nair received a Master of Public Health and his medical degree at Columbia University. While working as a Post-Graduate Fellow at IHME, he completed his residency at the University of Washington. He was a Specialist Senior Registrar of Neurological Surgery at St. George’s Hospital, University of London.
At IHME, Dr. Nair studied functional health status, meaning not just well-established disabilities but also lesser understood conditions that impair function. His work assisted IHME in creating what are known as health state severity weights to help generate new country-by-country estimates for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study.
Hassid BG, Nair MN, Ducruet AF, Otten ML, Komotar RJ, Pinsky DJ, Schmidt AM, Yan SF, Connolly ES. Neuronal RAGE expression modulates severity of injury following transient focal cerebral ischemia. J Clin Neurosci. 2009; 16(2):302-306.
Greene S, Nair N, Ojemann JG, Ellenbogen RG, Avellino AM. Meningiomas in children. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2008; 44(1):9-13.
Nair N, Kalsi P, Papadopoulos MC. Cervical cord presyrinx. Br.J.Neurosurg. June 2006; 20(3): 175-176.
Nair N, Guo R, Jiang Y, Bhalla AS. Ferroelectric properties and phase relations in 2(Sr.Ba)Nb2O6: (K,Na)NbO3 solid solution family. In: Advances in Dielectric Ceramic Materials. Ceramic Transactions. 1998; 88: 61-75.
Nair N, Bhalla A, Roy R. Scientific, regulatory and socio-economic analysis of inorganic lead compounds. In: Hybrid Microelectronic Materials. Ceramic Transactions. 1996; 68: 271-291.