Rani Nasser, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

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Rani Nasser, MD

Rani Nasser, MD, is an associate professor of neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the UC College of Medicine. He completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and then completed his residency in neurosurgery at Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. While at Montefiore, Dr. Nasser also completed a combined enfolded orthopaedic adult and pediatric spine deformity fellowship.

In 2016, Dr. Nasser was featured on CNN as part of the surgical team that successfully separated Siamese twins attached at the head. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ Robert Florin, MD Socioeconomic Award, New York Society for Neurosurgery Research Award, as well as the Stony Brook Alumni Association 40 Under Forty Award.  Dr. Nasser has also participated in humanitarian surgical initiatives to provide neurosurgical healthcare access in Mongolia with the help of the Virtue Foundation.

Dr. Nasser is a prolific researcher who has published more than 32 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He is actively involved in ongoing research and presents his work at national and international spine conferences. Dr. Nasser aims to provide the greater Cincinnati community with world-class comprehensive spine care, always putting patients and their families first.




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Bachelor's Degree

Stony Brook University


Medical Degree

Temple University School of Medicine



Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Clinical Instructorship

University of Cincinnati


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery



Neurological Surgery