Gautam M. Nayar, MD

  • PGY-2 Resident

Gautam M. Nayar, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2018. 

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in computer science, Dr. Nayar completed his medical education at Duke University School of Medicine. As the Ruth K. Broad Foundation Neurosciences Fellow, he studied neuronal response and processing towards integration of sensory brain-computer interfaces in the laboratory of Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD. Dr. Nayar also cultivated an interest in spinal outcomes research focusing on minimally invasive approaches, radiation reduction protocol, and identification of pre-operative risk factors. Dr. Nayar’s work on the clinical efficacy of ultra-low radiation imaging protocols was awarded the 2017 AANS Donald Quest Clinical Science Award. 

Although raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Nayar moved to Gainesville, Fla. for high school and college. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with his family.

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Society of Lateral Spine Access Surgery

Education & Training

  • BS, Computer Science, University of Florida, 2014
  • MD, Duke University, 2018

Honors & Awards

  • AANS Donald Quest Clinical Science Award, 2017