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Viswam S. Nair, MD MS

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Chest Clinic 300 Pasteur Dr A283 MC 5351 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-7061 Fax (650) 498-6288
  • Academic Offices
    Alternate Contact
    Aashi Khanna Division Admin Tel Work 650.723.6381
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Lung Cancer
  • Intensive Care of the Medical Patient

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Affiliate, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection (2013 - present)
  • Instructor of medicine, Stanford University, Div of PCCM (2012 - present)
  • Post-doctoral reseach fellow and clinical instructor, Stanford University, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care (2010 - 2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Loan Repayment Program "In vivo and In vitro diagnostics to improve lung cancer care", NIH NCI (10/13-10/15)
  • In vivo and in vitro diagnostics for assessing the lung nodule, LUNGevity Foundation Career Development Award (07/12-07/15)
  • An analysis of early-stage NSCLC transcriptomics across varying FDG uptake levels on PET imaging, Lung Cancer Research Foundation (11/10-11/11)
  • PET-FDG uptake, gene expression and outcome in stage I resected lung adenocarcinoma, The CHEST Foundation, Clinical Research Award (07/09-07/10)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
Bachelor of Arts: University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry (1998)
Medical Education: Ohio State University OH (6/2004)
Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center CA (6/2007)
Fellowship: Stanford University Division of PCCM CA (6/2010)
Masters of Science: Stanford University, Clinical Epidemiology (2011)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am clinician by trade interested in training pulmonary and critical care physicians and internal medicine residents in addition to tackling the clinical problem of the early detection of lung cancer by better translating new non-invasive technologies and integrating existing ones to improve care. Specifically, my research focuses on integrating imaging and blood biomarker (in vivo and in vitro) diagnostics to improve clinical practice. Additionally, I am interested in understanding the current limitations of “omics” and biomarker studies in clinical practice, thereby facilitating improved diagnostic and prognostic tests for the lung cancer patient.


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