Youssef G Comair, M.D.

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  • Professor (PAR) of Neurosurgery

Languages: English, Arabic, French


Acoustic Neuromas, Amygdalohippocampectomy, Brain Tumors, Deep Brain Stimulation, Degenerative Disc Disease, Endoscopic Cranial Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Extratemporal Resections, Gliomas, Hemifacial Spasm, Herniated Disc, Hydrocephalus, Meningiomas, Neurological Surgery, Pituitary Tumors, Radiosurgery, Skull Base Surgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vestibular Schwannoma more

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Camalier Building

Appointment Phone: 301-896-6069
10215 Fernwood Road
Suite 412
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Fax: 301-896-8802

Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map


Dr. Comair is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon and sees patients for a wide range of neurosurgical needs. He offers surgical therapy for diseases of the brain and spine and has pioneered awake craniotomies for the resection of intrinsic brain tumors. His surgical expertise also includes epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, trigeminal neuralgia surgery, radiosurgery, and treatment for hydrocephalus and herniated disc repair.

Dr. Comair received his medical degree from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his neurosurgery residency at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He completed fellowship training in brain tumor and functional neurosurgery at Montreal Neurological Institute. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Comair has educated scores of neurosurgical trainees in the Middle East, North Africa region, and the U.S., authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two leading textbooks of neurosurgery. He contributed chapters to more than 40 textbooks. 

Dr. Comair has received multiple awards and recognitions and has been an invited visiting professor to the most prestigious neurosurgery centers. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurosurgery and a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of Canada. He serves on the board of directors of the World Society of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and has been elected to the pediatric epilepsy surgery committee of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). more


  • Professor (PAR) of Neurosurgery

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  • MD; St Joseph University (1982)


  • Neurosurgery; Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (1989)


  • Neurosurgery; Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (1989)

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  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurgery) (1995)

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