Viswam S. Nair, M.D., M.S.

Viswam Nair M.D., M.S.

Viswam S. Nair, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.5765
Mail Stop: D5-360

Dr. Viswam Nair translates fundamental scientific discoveries into the clinic to improve the care of people with lung cancer. His research focuses on biomarkers, or telltale biological markers of health or disease. He studies how to best integrate molecular and imaging-based biomarkers into clinical practice to improve lung cancer detection and treatment. Dr. Nair is also a physician with board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care. He cares for patients at Fred Hutch’s clinical-care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the University of Washington Medical Center. 

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington

Attending Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (Radiology)


The University of Pennsylvania, 1998, B.A. (Chemistry)

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2004, M.D. (Medicine)

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 2004-2007

Pulmonary & Critical Care Clinical Fellowship, Stanford Health Care, 2007-2010

Stanford University School of Medicine, 2011, M.S. (Clinical Epidemiology)

Pulmonary & Critical Care T32 Post-Doctoral Training, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2010-2012

Research Interests

Application of imaging and molecular biomarkers for lung cancer detection

Developing new bronchoscopic techniques for lung cancer evaluation

Lung cancer screening facilitators and barriers

Clinical Expertise

Lung cancer evaluation and diagnosis

Care of the critically ill patient

Pulmonary disease

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