February 21, 2017

Neurologist Dinesh Nair Joins Cooley Dickinson Medical Group

February 21, 2017

NORTHAMPTON – Neurologist Dr. Dinesh Nair, MBBS, PhD, has joined Cooley Dickinson Medical Group. Nair is helping to establish the new Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Neurology practice at 22 Atwood Drive. Nair, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is available in Northampton to see local residents Thursdays and Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm. To make an appointment, call 413-584-3252.

Care Philosophy
“I am excited to be in Northampton and to help people in this wonderful community keep their care local,” says Nair of bringing his skills to the Pioneer Valley. “This is a great opportunity to practice in a community setting, and I look forward to bringing the expertise of Mass General Neurology to Cooley Dickinson.”

Dinesh Nair, MBBS, Neurologist with Cooley Dickinson Medical Group
Dinesh Nair, MBBS, PhD, Neurologist with Cooley Dickinson Medical Group

After completing his medical training (MBBS) in India, Nair pursued research in Neurology. During his post-graduate training in Biomedical Engineering (M.Tech) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, he focused on neuromuscular physiology. Later, he worked as a scientist in the Neurology and Biomedical divisions of a premier national institute in India (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology), following which he came to the United States to pursue a PhD in Neurosciences.

At the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, he studied the brain mechanisms of motor control using functional MRI. During his post-doctoral fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, he furthered his research interest in brain plasticity using brain stimulation techniques. He then did his Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, prior to joining as faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Training and Medical Interests
Nair works in the Neuromuscular and Comprehensive Neurology divisions at Mass General, and sees patients in the Neuromuscular and the general Neurology (Urgent Access) clinics. In addition to general Neurology, Nair’s specific clinical interests include neuropathies, neuromuscular diseases, and myopathies. During the last few years at Mass General, he was also involved in Intraoperative Neurophysiological monitoring.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dinesh Nair in Northampton, call Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Neurology at 413-584-3252.