Raj Kumar
Narayan, MD

Neurological Surgery

(516) 562-3119

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About your doctor:

Member of Northwell Health Physician Partners
Languages spoken:
English, Hindi, Urdu


I am the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, the Executive Director of the Northwell Neuroscience Institute and Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

As Chairman of three major academic departments of neurosurgery over the past 21 years, I have been involved with training over 50 neurosurgeons, some of who are chairs of other major neurosurgery departments around the country.

As a neurosurgeon, I have special interests in spinal disorders, brain tumors, hyperhidrosis, normal pressure hydrocephalus and severe traumatic brain injury.

I have a conservative approach to neurosurgery - recommending surgical intervention only when that is clearly the best option. I like to spend time getting to know each patient, not just as a 'case', but as a person. My recommendations are based simply on 'what I do for my own family member'.

My research expertise is in clinical trials related to traumatic brain injury. In our research lab we have been developing better methods of monitoring the injured brain.

It has been a full and busy life taking care of patients, managing a large clinical organization and training the neurosurgical leaders of tomorrow. I feel very blessed and am thankful for the many interesting things that I have been entrusted with.


Board certifications:

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

Administrative titles

  • SVP of Neurosurgery
  • Chairman of Neurosurgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital

Academic titles

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

Medical school

  • Christian Medical College, Madras University


  • Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine


  • National Institute of Health, NIH


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Locations & insurance

Northwell Health Physician Partners Neurosciences at Manhass

  • 300 Community Drive
    Suite 9 Tower
    Manhasset, NY 11030

    Fax: (516) 562-3030

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"Dr. Raj Narayan is excellent & caring surgeon he did operation on my back in lumbosacral area 2 years ago. As per his instruction I see him at least once a year."

"Fabulous dr."

"The dr. was excellent in his explanations about my procedure."

"Very nice doctor."

"One of the best doctors/surgeons I have met. He is caring and empathetic towards his patients. He is well knowledgeable and shows his expertise in helping you with your problem(s) related to neurology/neuro science."

"Very, very good."