Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD

Jayakar V. Nayak, MD, PhD

Otolaryngologist, Endoscopic nasal and sinus surgeon, Rhinologist

4.9 out of 5
110 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Sinus Center

Comprehensive Otolaryngology

Cranial Base Center

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology (2010)
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (2009) PA
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2008) PA
  • Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2004) PA
  • M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD - General Medicine PhD - Immunology (2003)
  • Medical Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2003) PA
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Neuroscience (1992)

Honors & Awards

  • 2D and 3D Electron Microscopy Ultrastructure of Murine Nasal Cavity, Stanford Beckman Center Technology Innovation MiniGrant program (2012)
  • American Heart Association Medical Student Research Fellowship, U Californioa, San Diego (1996)
  • Baccalaureate with Honors, University of Pennsylvania (1992)
  • Bernhard A. Goldman Prize in Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh (2003)
  • Career Development Award - Basal cells in maintenance and regeneration of the nasal epithelium, Triological Society of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2012)
  • Co-Valedictorian, Woodbridge High School, New Jersey (1988)
  • CORE Schering Plough Resident Research Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh (2005)
  • Gold Foundation "Little Apple" Medical Student Teaching Award Finalist, University of Pittsburgh (2004)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Research Fellowship, U California, San Diego (1995)
  • Human Mucosal Immune Responses to Influenza Virus: a Systems Biology Approach, NIH/Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) (2012)
  • Immune Responses to Influenza Virus in Single Human Nasal Epithelial Cells, NIH/Cooperative Centers for Translational Research on Human Immunology and Biodefense (CCHI) (2012)
  • Influenza virus tropism for human nasal epithelial cells of the upper airway, Marion Avery Family Grant (2012)
  • M.D./Ph.D. Transfer Admission & Full Scholarship Award, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
  • National Finalist - Clinical Scientist Development Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (December 2014)
  • Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment Medical Student Research Fellowship, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Rhinology Fellowship Training Program, Stanford Dept. of Otolaryngology (2011 - 2018)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

3.9

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr Nayak cares alot about his patients and really spends the time to explain and help his patients. He even makes time right after a surgery to help do an injection. ive never seen a physician like him before. he is fantastic

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Jayakar Nayak provided the best level of care of possible. His patient skills were excellent. He involve dme in every aspect of the care process.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Nayak was extremely thorough, stepped me through the CAT scan showing what he believes to be the problem. Resident (I presume) who did the workup didn't even introduce or identify herself. Not so good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Good information about everything.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Jayakar Nayak and Dr Andrew Thamboo who attended to me provided the very best of care that was possible.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Nayak has been very informative during my illness. He has explained my situation and choices of treatments thoroughly. Dr. Nayak's nurse practitioner has been so caring, and helpful. She is great and very personable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Nayak is a great doctor and is able to diagnosis conditions when other physicians have failed.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I think Dr. Nayak is an awesome doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2016

V. good - Excellent -

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Nayak had been contacted by my son, Dr. Josh Makowgr, Dr. Nayak offered several times & dates to see him, and was very careful not to exacerbate my problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Nayak is an excellent physician. He is an extremely knowledge able physician.

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4.9 out of 5
110 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr Nayak cares alot about his patients and really spends the time to explain and help his patients. He even makes time right after a surgery to help do an injection. ive never seen a physician like him before. he is fantastic

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Jayakar Nayak provided the best level of care of possible. His patient skills were excellent. He involve dme in every aspect of the care process.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Nayak was extremely thorough, stepped me through the CAT scan showing what he believes to be the problem. Resident (I presume) who did the workup didn't even introduce or identify herself. Not so good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Good information about everything.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Jayakar Nayak and Dr Andrew Thamboo who attended to me provided the very best of care that was possible.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Nayak has been very informative during my illness. He has explained my situation and choices of treatments thoroughly. Dr. Nayak's nurse practitioner has been so caring, and helpful. She is great and very personable.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Nayak is a great doctor and is able to diagnosis conditions when other physicians have failed.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I think Dr. Nayak is an awesome doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2016

V. good - Excellent -

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Nayak had been contacted by my son, Dr. Josh Makowgr, Dr. Nayak offered several times & dates to see him, and was very careful not to exacerbate my problem.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Nayak is an excellent physician. He is an extremely knowledge able physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Nayak is one of the best doctors I've ever had.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Nayak is wonderful. He is sure to explain everything that he is doing and his plan for your care. He involves the patient and answers all of your questions. He is very personable and I would recommend him to anyone.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

All exemplary!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Nagala arranged a special appt. time to accommodate my travel schedule.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Would like to discuss wholistic options if possible.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Our whole family goes to Dr. Nayak! :-)

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I really like Dr. Nayak and I trust his work. I would have appreciated more information about what I would most likely experience following survey.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Personally I'd rather my provider use whatever words are appropriate. If I don't understand something I can ask follow-up questions or look up the terms later.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Nayak is wonderful! I will definitely continue with him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Nayak is an exceptional professional and I have been very comfortable with his abilities and decisions related my conditions.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Excellent treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I went in with doubts but I'm happy I have Dr Nayak & Dr Teo.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Nayak has been so helpful and caring through all my visits and surgery! He carefully listens and addresses all concerns clearly. From the very beginning I had so much faith in Dr. Nayak. My day-to-day life has improved tremendously after surgery. I truly feel lucky that I was able to be treated by someone as knowledgeable and experienced as him. I am forever thankful Dr. Nayak and Stanford Hospital.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

good

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Best doctor patient outcome I've ever had.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Top ENT doc!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Nayak is the best! Has fixed problems and made health better.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Doctor was A-1 - caring, helpful, kind informative.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. N____ was an expert in his field and provided a solution immediately. (NP) was well train and prepared.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Everyone very attentive, caring, and helpful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Best ever!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

AWESOME -