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Raj Narayan, MD, head shot wearing a maroon tie with blue stripes and blue glasses
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Neurosurgery Services
Northwell Health

Chair, Neurosurgery
Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital

Chair and Professor, Neurosurgery
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Raj Narayan, MD, oversees all neurosurgery programs within Northwell Health, including 18 full-time neurosurgeons and more than 30 voluntary neurosurgeons at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center.

As director of the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, he has responsibility for all the neurosurgical and neurological institutes and programs within Northwell.

Dr. Narayan, chair and professor of neurosurgery at Zucker School of Medicine, came to Northwell from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Mayfield Clinic, where he was the Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery. Prior to that, he was chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Narayan also served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

A diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Narayan’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The Society of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Narayan’s research interests include head injury and brain tumors. He has published more than 110 papers and over 50 book chapters, as well as coedited a noted textbook, Neurotrauma. He also helped develop the national Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guidelines. In 2018, Dr. Narayan was inducted as President of the New York Society for Neurosurgery.

Dr. Narayan has held more than 60 visiting professorships and honored lectureships in several countries. He is a recipient of the Brain Injury Association’s William Fields Caveness Award given in recognition of contributions to the field of neurosurgery. In addition, he has been listed multiple times in Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Narayan received his medical degree from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

View Dr. Narayan's clinical profile.

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