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Research Interests

  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyposis: Medical and Surgical Management
  • Quality and Patient-Centered Health Initiatives
  • Medical Education including Curriculum/Assessment Development  and  Faculty Development in the era of Competency Based Education


  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • Grand River Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital

Featured Publications


  1. Nayan S, Kilty SJ, Buckie Lloyd H, Desrosiers M. Patient and Public Outreach Initiatives in Chronic Rhinosinusitis from the Canadian Sinusitis Working Group: Support for Affected Patients and Extending an Understanding of CRS to the General Public. Current Allergy Asthma Reports. (Accepted for publication May 7, 2017).
  2. Rebelo J, Nayan S, Choong K, Fulford M, Chan A, Sommer DD. To anticoagulate? Controversy in the management of thrombotic complications of head and neck infections. Int J Pediatr Otolaryngol. Sept 2016. 88:129-35.
  3. Sommer DD, Rotenberg BW, Sowerby LJ, Lee JM, Januja A, Witterick IJ, Monteiro E, Gupta MK, Au M, Nayan S. A Novel Treatment Adjunct for Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: the low-salicylate diet: a multicenter randomized control crossover trial. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. Apr 2016. 6(4): 385-91.
  4. Gill MS, Nayan S, Kocovski L, Cutz JC, Archibald SD, Jackson BS, Young JE, Gupta MK. Local Molecular Analysis of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Dec 2015. 1:44-52.
  5. Nayan S, Maby A, Mfuna L, Desrosiers M. Dietary Modifications for Refractory Chronic Rhinosinusitis? Manipulating Diet for the Modulation of Inflammation. American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. Nov-Dec 2015. 29(6): e170-4.
  6. Nayan S, Alizadehfar R, Desrosiers M. Humoral Primary Immunodeficiencies in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. Aug 2015. 15(8): 547.
  7. Sommer DD, Hoffbauer S, Au M, Sowerby L, Gupta M.K, Nayan S. Treatment of Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) using a Low-Salicylate Diet – A pilot cross-over study. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Jan 2015;152(1):42-7.
  8. Macdonald, K, Wright E, Sowerby L, Rotenberg B, Chin C, Rudmik L, Sommer D, Nayan S, Desrosiers M, Tewfik M, Valdes C, Massoud E, Thomas D, Kilty S, Vescan A, Mechor B, Lavigne F, Fandino M, Javer A, Witterick I. Squeeze bottle vs. saline spray after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis: a multicentre trial. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2015. 29, e13–e17.
  9. Jacobson D, Nayan S, MacNay R, Maclean J. Intra-thyroidal hemangioma: A case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Oct 2014. 78(10):1779-83
  10. Nayan S, Ramakrishna J, Gupta M. The Proportion of Malignancy in Incidental Thyroid Masses on 18-FDG PET Study: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Apr 2014.
  11. Nayan S, Gupta M, Strychowsky J, Sommer D. D. Evaluating Smoking Cessation Interventions and Cessation Rates in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug; 149(2): 200-11.
  12. Strychowsky JE, Nayan S, Farrokhyar F, Maclean J. YouTube: A good source of information on pediatric tonsillectomy? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;Jun;77(6):972-5.
  13. Nayan S, Gupta M, Sommer D. D. Evaluating Smoking Cessation Interventions and Cessation Rates in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. ISRN Oncology. July 2011.
  14. Strychowsky JE, Nayan S, Reddy K, Farrokhyar F, Sommer D.D. Purely endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery versus traditional microsurgery for resection of pituitary adenomas: A systematic review Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. April 2011.
  15. Nayan S, Nguyen L, Nguyen V, Daniel S, Emil S. Cervical Esophageal Duplication Cyst: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. September 2010.
  16. Nayan S, Maclean J, Sommer D.D. Thymic Cyst: A Fourth Branchial Cleft Anomaly. The Laryngoscope. January 2010.

Book Chapters

  1. Nayan S, Reddy K, Zanation A, Sommer D.D. Pediatric Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery: Principles and Practice. Book Chapter. Nova Science Publishers 2014. Editor: Dr. M. Berhouma.
  2. Nayan S, Dalgorf D, Sacks R. Management of Sinonasal Polyps. Atlas of Surgery on the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base. SCR Publishers. Editors: Drs. S. Becker and P. Castlenuovo. (in-process)


  1. Nayan S, Sommer D.D., Gupta M. Smoking Cessation in Cancer Patients E-Module. European Society of Medical Oncology. modules.



  • Masters of Science in Health Science Education, McMaster University, November 2016
  • Fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    Université de Montréal, Supervisors: Dr. Martin Desrosiers and Dr. François Lavigne, June 2015
  • Surgical Residency - Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (FRCSC)
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, June 2014
  • Medical Degree (M.D.), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, June 2009

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