Get to know Reconstructive Microsurgeon Dr. Rahul Nath, who serves patients in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Nath is a board-certified reconstructive microsurgeon and a specialist in brachial plexus (Erb’s palsy) injury and treatment surgery. He invented The Nath Method of Treatment of brachial plexus injuries in newborns, which relies on understanding the anatomic and physiologic bases for the most common abnormalities of function that arise from these injuries.
Currently, Dr. Nath serves as the Director of the Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute in Houston, Texas, where he has performed thousands of brachial plexus surgeries. He is affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers in the area, including Memorial Hermann Hospital – Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.
With solid years of practice experience, he serves as President of Biotechnology and Molecular Research at iNtRON Biotechnology, LLC. He is also the Founder of a brachial plexus clinic and surgery center in Houston, West Palm Beach, Florida and Dubai, UAE. There, he offers surgeries to both children and adult patients who suffer from nerve injuries and unusual paralysis cases.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Nath earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. He then went on to complete his internship and residency in general surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He also completed his research fellowship in molecular neurophysiology and genetic regulation of fetal wound repair at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1992, followed by his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Department of Surgery – Division of Plastic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in 1994.
A year later, he completed his fellowship in peripheral nerve and pain surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, followed by his fellowship in peripheral nerve and hand/microvascular surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital. Before long, he became board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, whose mission is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and continuous certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.
Recognized as an innovator, Dr. Nath holds patents for “a surgical system for repairing and grafting severed nerves and methods of repairing and grafting severed nerves”, “antisense oligonucleotides to type I procollagen”, and “therapy inhalation involving antisense oligonucleotides for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”
In addition to being the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, he is an editorial board member of The Scientific World Journal and World Journal of Orthopedics. What’s more, he is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, of which he is the Founder and Chairman.
Reconstructive microsurgery is a surgical discipline in which specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation are used to repair intricate structures such as blood vessels and nerves less than a few millimeters in diameter. A reconstructive microsurgeon examines, diagnoses, and surgically treats patients that have abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease. They perform surgery to improve functions and to approximate a normal appearance.
Learn More about Dr. Rahul Nath:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1173336-Rahul-Nath-Plastic-Surgeon or through Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute, http://www.drnathbrachialplexus.com/surgeon/index.php
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