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Dr. 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 Neuroscience Institute in New York.  Dr. Narayan is also the Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Narayan completed his neurosurgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia, 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. From 1995-2002 he was Chair of Neurosurgery at Temple University in Philadelphia, and from 2002-09 served as Mayfield Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. In 2009, Dr. Narayan was recruited to New York to direct the Neurosurgery Department at Northwell.

Dr. Narayan is internationally known for his work on traumatic brain injury. He has published over 120 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’s is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of numerous professional societies.