Mani Nathan Nair, MD| Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

Mani Nathan Nair, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (492 reviews)

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

(877) 723-2336

About me

Nathan Nair, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon within the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, and director of the hospital’s neurosurgical residency program. He is also an associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery and member of the Brain and Spinal Tumor Board.

Dr. Nair treats a variety of conditions affecting the brain, neck, and spine using surgical, nonsurgical, and minimally invasive techniques. He specializes in treating aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), brain tumors, and spinal stenosis. His research interests include surgery for brain metastases, and the global and regional impact of disease, including stroke.

Dr. Nair’s philosophy of care is to value every patient as an individual, focusing on developing specific treatment plans unique to each person. He also believes in following a conservative, nonsurgical approach to care whenever possible. Dr. Nair collaborates with specialists throughout a wide range of clinical departments to examine all treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is necessary, however, he presents patients with all appropriate surgical techniques and recovery expectations to ensure the best possible outcome with minimal pain and recovery time. Essential to his approach is including patients in the treatment plan.

Dr. Nair received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He went on to complete his internship, residency and a fellowship in neurosurgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as president of the Washington Academy of Neurosurgery.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Vertebrae
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brachial Nerve Tumors
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Bulging Disc
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebellar Tumor
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Chordoma
  • Choroid Plexus Tumor
  • Clivus Chondroma
  • Compression Fracture
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Hemorrhage
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extradural Abscess
  • Facial Spasm
  • Foot Drag
  • Ganglioglioneurocytoma
  • Ganglioma
  • Ganglioneuroblastoma
  • Ganglioneurocytoma
  • Glioma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intracranial Hemangioma
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Mass
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of The Spinal Cord
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma Of The Spine
  • Meningocele
  • Metastatic Brain Cancer
  • Moyamoya
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post Laminectomy Kyphosis
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Brain Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radiculopathy
  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Abscess
  • Spinal Cord Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Schwannoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Tumor
  • Spondylosis With Myelopathy
  • Spongioblastoma
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Temporal Tumor
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Brain Tumors
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vertebral Epiphysitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy
  • Back Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Decompression
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Chiari Decompression
  • Decompression Laminectomy
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Surgery
  • Diskectomy
  • Dorsal Column Stimulator
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Access Spine Surgery
  • Lesionectomy
  • Low Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Drain
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Dural Graft
  • Spine Embolization
  • Spine Fusion
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Stapling
  • Spondylectomy
  • Spondylosyndesis
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ventricular Shunt
  • Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunt
  • Vertebroplasty
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 300
Olney, MD, 20832

202-444-4972

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1225
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Neurosurgery
Washington, DC, 20007

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Fellowship Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2010)

Residency Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2009)

Internship Program: University of Washington Medical Center (2003)

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2002)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.5
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.5
  • Jun 14, 2022

    Listened to all my concerns. Asked the right questions.

  • May 17, 2022

    Good

  • May 11, 2022

    I will recommend my friends to come here for good care.