Dr. Dileep Nair is the section head of adult epilepsy and director of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring at Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree in 1993 from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He went on to do his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed the director of the EEG lab and intraoperative monitoring services at MetroHealth Medical Center from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, he became a full time staff at Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center. Dr. Nair was the fellowship director for clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship and the ACGME fellowship director for both EEG and EMG fellowships, a position he held until 2010. He is currently also the neuroscience course director for the year two medical students at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine. He received the Kaiser Permanente Award in Excellence in teaching in 2016 from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
Dr. Nair has over 70 peer reviewed articles in journals such as Brain, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Human Brain Mapping, Epilepsia and Clinical Neurophysiology. His publications have been in the areas of human brain connectivity, invasive EEG recordings, brain stimulation, and clinical neurophysiology. He is the principal investigator for a National Institute of Health funded RO1 grant to study brain connectivity in patients with focal epilepsy. This grant uses a technique for measuring effective brain connectivity that he discovered called cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs). This methodology uses low frequency electrical stimulation applied directly to intracranial electrodes placed as a part of a surgical evaluation for the treatment of epilepsy. This technique has now been adopted by numerous epilepsy centers across the world and has been validated methodology for exploring various pathological and functional brain networks.