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Dr. Raj K. Narayan, MD

Dr. Raj K. Narayan, MD

Neurological Surgeon

42 Years of Experience

Accepting patients

    Overview

    Raj K. Narayan, MD, is a renowned neurosurgeon who serves as the Chairman Emeritus and as a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. With over 35 years of specialized expertise in general cranial and spinal neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury and brain tumors, he is a nationally recognized leader in neurosurgery and has been chair of three major neurosurgical programs.Well known for his research and clinical trials in traumatic brain injury, Dr. Narayan has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 64 book chapters, and co-edited Neurotrauma, a major reference textbook on head and spinal injury. He also helped develop the Guidelines for the Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Brain Trauma Foundation, which have been adopted both nationally and internationally.As a professor, Dr. Narayan is committed to training the next generation of neurosurgeons. Over the course of his career, he has been responsible for training more than 85 residents many of whom now hold major academic positions. He is passionate about passing his knowledge on to other medical professionals and has been invited to give numerous professorships and lectureships worldwide.When it comes to delivering the best neurosurgical care, Dr. Narayan takes a conservative approach, and recommends surgical intervention only when it is absolutely necessary. He also spends time with his patients and their families to explain complex conditions, treatments and procedures with clarity.Throughout his many years in practice, Dr. Narayan has received numerous awards and recognitions. He has been most notably ranked as one of the Best Doctors in America for five consecutive years. He also received the William Fields Caveness Award and the Champion of Hope Award from the Brain Injury Association.Dr. Narayan obtained his medical education at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, and his neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to arriving at Northwell, he served as chair and on faculty at other top ranked neurosurgery institutions. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.Dr. Narayan has served on numerous national committees, including the Neurotrauma and Critical Care Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He also served on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is currently the president of the New York Society of Neurosurgery.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Neurological Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine (Residency)

    Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine (Residency)

    National Institute of Health, NIH (Fellowship)

    Medical Degree - Christian Medical College, Madras University

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery

    Languages

    Hindi

    Urdu

    Insurances

    Top Insurances

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

    • Cigna

    • Humana Health

    • Medicaid

    • Medicare

    • UnitedHealthcare

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    Locations

    Northwell Health

    170 Great Neck Road

    Great Neck, NY 11021

    (516) 550-2100

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    Recognitions

    Memberships & Associations

    American College of Surgeons

    Member

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons

    Member

    Congress of Neurological Surgeons

    Member

    Society of Neurological Surgeons

    Member

    Academy of Neurological Surgeons

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Raj Narayan accepting new patients?

    Yes, Dr. Raj Narayan is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Dr. Raj Narayan offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Narayan's office at (516) 550-2100 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Dr. Raj Narayan offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Narayan's office at (516) 550-2100 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Dr. Raj Narayan speak?

    Dr. Raj Narayan speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.

    Which board certifications does Dr. Raj Narayan have?

    Dr. Raj Narayan is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

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