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Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS

Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, is the Chair of Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Director of the Northwell Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Narayan is also the Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, NY.

Dr. Narayan completed his Neurosurgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA in 1982. He trained in neurosurgical research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD from 1982-85. He then served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 1985-95, rising to the rank of Tenured Professor.

From 1995-2002 Dr. Narayan was Chair of Neurosurgery at Temple University in Philadelphia, and from 2002-09 served as Mayfield Professor and Chairman at the University of Cincinnati. In 2009, he was recruited to New York to direct the Neurosurgery Department and Service Line at Northwell. Dr. Narayan thus has the unique distinction of having served as Chairman of three major Neurosurgery Departments over the past 24 years and grown all three very substantially, both clinically and academically. Three of Dr. Narayan’s trainees now serve as Neurosurgery Chairs in major academic institutions around the country.

As a recognized leader in neurosurgery, Dr. Narayan has been invited to numerous professorships and lectureships worldwide. He received the Brain Injury Association’s William Fields Caveness Award in 1997 and the Champion of Hope Award in 2012. He was the Honored Physician of the Year of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in 2010. He has served on numerous national committees and has chaired the Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). He has also served on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Dr. Narayan is member of the two most prestigious academic societies in Neurosurgery – the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the Academy of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Narayan is internationally known for his work on traumatic brain injury. He has published 125 peer-reviewed scientific papers, over 60 book chapters, and Neurotrauma – the major textbook on head and spinal injury. He also helped develop the AANS/BTF Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guidelines that have been adopted nationally and internationally. Dr. Narayan is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of numerous prestigious professional societies. He has been involved in the training of over 75 neurosurgery residents, several fellows and numerous medical students.

Dr. Narayan lives in Port Washington with his wife of 40 years Tina Narayan, MD, a Pediatric Neurologist. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.