Brian Nahed, MD, Neurosurgery, Boston, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital

BrianNahedMDMSc, FAANS, FACS

Neurosurgery Boston, MA

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Skull Base

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Brain Tumor Specialist, Associate Program Director Massachusetts General Hospital Neurosurgery Residency Program

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  • Office

    55 Fruit Street
    MGH Brain Tumor Center, Yawkey 9E
    Boston, MA 02114
    Phone(617) 724-5805
    Fax(617) 724-5806
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Summary

  • Dr. Brian Nahed is a Neurosurgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School specializing in Brain Tumors (glioblastoma, low-grade and high-grade gliomas, meningiomas, oliogodendrogliomas, metastatic cancer to the brain). Dr. Nahed specializes in brain tumors in Brain Mapping, Neuromonitoring, and Intraoperative technology to safely operate in the language and motor centers and maximize surgical resection. Dr. Nahed is a specialist in using intraoperative MRI and ultrasound to maximize the extent of resection.

    Dr. Brian Nahed serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Pappas Brain Tumor Center.

    As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Brian Nahed leads a translational research program which aims to develop the first blood based tests to diagnose and monitor patients with brain tumors. Together with Dr. Shannon Stott, they published the first evidence of circulating tumor cells in the blood of patients with gliomas. Their current NIH funded research project focuses on developing a liquid biopsy for brain tumors in adults and pediatric patients. They are currently enrolling patients into the study.

    Dr. Brian Nahed is the Associate Program Director of the MGH Neurosurgery Residency. He specializes in teaching advanced neurosurgical techniques on intra-operative mapping in the resection of brain tumors.

    Dr Nahed serves on the Executive Committee for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Co-chairs the CNS Leadership Institute focused on leadership training for neurosurgeons nationally and internationally. He serves on the executive committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Brain Tumors and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

    Dr. Nahed serves as a neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League (NFL).

Skills & Expertise

  • Glioblastoma, Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma, Brain tumor, Meningiomas, Gliomas, Neurosurgical oncology, Primary brain tumors, Intra-axial brain tumors, Glioblastoma multiforme, Brainstem glioma, Extra-axial brain tumors, Metastatic brain tumors, Neurosurgical spine surgery, Brain mapping, Brain metastases, Clinical research, Spine surgery, Awake neurosurgery, Subcortical stimulation, Low-grade glioma, Liquid biopsy, Biomedical research, Neurosurgery, Healthcare technology/informatics, Biomarker, Blood based tests, Circulating Neoplastic Cells, Digital Health, Language and Motor Mapping During Surgery, Surgery in Eloquent Cortex and Subcortical Stimulation, White Matter Tractography, Brain tumors, Neurosurgeon, Language Mapping

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalPOST_DOCTORAL_FELLOWSHIP
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General HospitalINTERNSHIP
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Harvard University
    Harvard UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Harvard University
    Harvard University OTHER_TRAINING

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2015
  • American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2014
  • Partners Faculty Development Travel Award Massachusetts General Hospital, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Synaptive Medical Presents Key Features of Its Modus V™ Robotic Surgical Microscopy Technology at the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting
    Synaptive Medical Presents Key Features of Its Modus V™ Robotic Surgical Microscopy Technology at the 2019 CNS Annual MeetingOctober 15, 2019
  • Synaptive Medical Présente Des Fonctionnalités Clefs De Sa Technologie De Microscopie Chirurgicale Robotique Modus V™ Lors Du CNS 2019
    Synaptive Medical Présente Des Fonctionnalités Clefs De Sa Technologie De Microscopie Chirurgicale Robotique Modus V™ Lors Du CNS 2019October 15, 2019
  • How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the Blood
    How a Dedicated Mass General Team Became the First to Discover Circulating Brain Tumor Cells in the BloodFebruary 25, 2019
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Grant Support

  • RO1National Institutes for HealthPresent
  • ACSAmerican Cancer SocietyPresent

Committees

  • Co-Chair, CNS Leadership Institute 2017 - Present
  • Executive Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2016 - Present
  • Scientific Programming Chair, Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2019 - 2020
  • Executive Committee Member, AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Chairman, Communication and Education Committee for the CSNS

Research History

  • Physician ScientistDr Brian Nahed's research focuses on developing a blood test to diagnose and monitor brain tumor patients. Dr. Nahed's research recently published the first evidence of circulating brain tumor cells in the blood of patients. He is currently enrolling patients with brain tumors into the study.

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