Dr Dileep Nair received his medical degree in 1993 from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, formally known as NEOUCOM. He went on to do his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. He served as the chief resident in his neurology residency as well as chief epilepsy fellow. After his fellowship in 1999, he held joint appointments in the epilepsy section at Cleveland Clinic as well as the Neurology department at MetroHealth Medical Center. He was also appointed the director of the EEG lab as well as the intraoperative monitoring unit at MetroHealth Medical Center from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, he became a full time staff at Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center and served as their Director of intraoperative monitoring program. In 2003 Dr Nair became the fellowship director for clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship and in 2007 he became the ACGME fellowship director for both EEG and EMG fellowships, a position he held until 2010. Dr Nair became the section head of adult epilepsy at Cleveland Clinic in 2008. Currently, Dr Nair is the section head of adult epilepsy and directory of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr Nair has over 30 peer reviewed journal articles in journals such as Brain, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Human Brain Mapping, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epileptic Disorders. In addition, he has written several book chapters and invited reviews articles. He has also written a book titled Epilepsy: An Atlas of Investigation and Management. His publications have been in the areas of human brain connectivity, invasive EEG recordings, brain stimulation and clinical neurophysiology.