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North Shore-LIJ Recruits New Chairman of Neurosurgery

Raj Narayan, MD, is neurosurgery chairman of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Mayfield Clinic

GREAT NECK, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, as senior vice president of neurosurgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, chairman of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, and director of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience. He succeeds Thomas Milhorat, MD, who retired from clinical practice in May to continue his academic and research activities with the health system. Dr. Narayan will join North Shore-LIJ in September.


Dr. Narayan comes to North Shore-LIJ 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 chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Narayan also served on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

"Dr. Narayan was hired after an extensive national search that began about 10 months ago," said Lawrence Smith, MD, chief medical officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. "He has more than 14 years of experience as a neurosurgery chair and has successfully grown two major departments. We're confident that he will be an exceptional leader among our extraordinary team of neurosurgeons who will build on our growing reputation for excellence."

In his new role, Dr. Narayan will oversee all neurosurgery programs within the North Shore-LIJ Health System, including 10 full-time surgeons and more than 30 voluntary surgeons at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center. As director of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience, he will also assume responsibility for the Chiari Institute.

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. He is currently chairman of the American Brain Injury Consortium.

His research interests include head injury and brain tumors. He has published more than 100 papers and over 50 book chapters, as well as co-edited a noted textbook, Neurotrauma. He also helped develop the Traumatic Brain Injury Management Guidelines.

He 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 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, Richmond, VA, and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

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