Viswam S. Nair, MD MS

Viswam S. Nair, MD MS

Pulmonologist

4.7 out of 5
98 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Lung Nodule Surveillance and Cancer Detection Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Room A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Chest Clinic in Palo Alto

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Room A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Interventional Pulmonology Program in Palo Alto

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Room A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-5400
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Chest Clinic in Emeryville

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Division of PCCM (2010) CA
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Ohio State University (2004) OH
  • Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry (1998)
  • Masters of Science, Stanford University, Clinical Epidemiology (2011)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certification, Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)

Honors & Awards

  • An analysis of early-stage NSCLC transcriptomics across varying FDG uptake levels on PET imaging, Lung Cancer Research Foundation (11/10-11/11)
  • Corr. of High-Res Imaging of Regional Lung Vent. by Single Energy CT with SPECT Vent. Images, Stanford Bio-X IIP Seed Grant (2015)
  • In vivo and in vitro diagnostics for assessing the lung nodule, LUNGevity Foundation Career Development Award (07/12-07/15)
  • Loan Repayment Program "In vivo and In vitro diagnostics to improve lung cancer care", NIH NCI (10/13-10/15)
  • Mobile Lung Cancer Screening Care For the Underserved, Genentech Research Award (04/16 - 03/17)
  • PET-FDG uptake, gene expression and outcome in stage I resected lung adenocarcinoma, The CHEST Foundation, Clinical Research Award (07/09-07/10)

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program, Stanford (2014 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Lung Stanford Nodule Assessment Program (Lung-SNAP) (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection (2016 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Recommended to others

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Nair handled a difficult situation with care & professionalism. His recommendation for evaluation and treatment plan over the next 3-6 mons. is different but he explained his point of view very well.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I appreciated that my provider willingly offered to stay late at work so we can squeeze in my follow-up visit within two week of my initial visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very excellent experience!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Doctor very personable and informative even recommended Portugese Indian restaurant!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Nair is very friendly, can be funny too.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

He was OK. Not very warm or great bedside manner. I'm sure he was smart and knowledgable, but if I had surgery, I wouldn't want him to be the "caring" doctor by my bedside.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Not so good. I don't feel doctor was informed about my condition.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Nair was great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I had a very good experience and it is worth recommending (the physician - Dr. Nair).

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Nair took his time, listened and made sure my husband & myself understood what treatment & tests we were doing.

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4.7 out of 5
98 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Nair handled a difficult situation with care & professionalism. His recommendation for evaluation and treatment plan over the next 3-6 mons. is different but he explained his point of view very well.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I appreciated that my provider willingly offered to stay late at work so we can squeeze in my follow-up visit within two week of my initial visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Very excellent experience!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Doctor very personable and informative even recommended Portugese Indian restaurant!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Nair is very friendly, can be funny too.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

He was OK. Not very warm or great bedside manner. I'm sure he was smart and knowledgable, but if I had surgery, I wouldn't want him to be the "caring" doctor by my bedside.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Not so good. I don't feel doctor was informed about my condition.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Above and beyond.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Nair was great!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I had a very good experience and it is worth recommending (the physician - Dr. Nair).

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Nair took his time, listened and made sure my husband & myself understood what treatment & tests we were doing.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Nair was very thorough, caring person.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

They are excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

We are going to miss Dr. Mrs. Vramus she is a very good doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Spent most time with Dr. Sharifi. Fantastic doctor: Thorough, attentive, caring and gave a good plan for treatment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Nair is one of the best drs. I have/had he saved my life!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Nair spent quality time and explained and verified all.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

I need to change pulmonary doctor. I have no confidence in this doctor. He does not give me results of test he just go on with procedures.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excellent.