McMaster University

McMaster University

Vidhya Nair


Associate Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Anatomical Pathology

Director, General Pathology Residency Training Program
Program Assistant: Victoria Paci

Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario
905-527-0271 ext. 46170
Fax: 905-524-2681

Assistant: Bruna Capretta (905-527-0271 ext.46164)

Dr Nair

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular and General Surgical Pathology, McMaster University, 2010
  • FRCPC, Anatomic Pathology, University of Toronto, 2009
  • MD, Pathology, Madras Medical College, 2000
  • MBBS, Annamalai University, 1995


Research Focus

  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathies
  • Prosthetic valves- mechanisms of failure

Clinical Focus

Cardiovascular Pathology and Forensic Pathology

Academic Interests

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Education in McMaster University.

Selected Publications

  • Nair V, LawKB, Li AY, Phillips KRB, David TE, Butany J.Characterizing the inflammatory reaction in explanted Medtronic Freestyle stentless porcine aortic bioprosthesis over a 6-year period. Submitted for publication in Cardiovascular Pathology. July 2010.
  • Nair V, Butany J. Heart transplant biopsies: interpretation and significance. J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jan;63(1):12-20.
  • Nair V, Fischer SE, Adeyi OA. Non-viral-related pathologic findings in liver needle biopsy specimens from patients with chronic viral hepatitis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2010 Jan;133(1):127-32.
  • Nair V, Weinreb I, MacNeil N, Szollosi Z, Chetty R, Ghazarian D. A unique biphasic variant of cutaneous fibrous histiocytoma with a storiform pattern and intralesional pigmented melanocytes: "storiform melano-fibrous histiocytoma". Eur J Dermatol. 2008 May-Jun;18(3):332-6.
  • Butany J, Nair V, Leong SW, Soor GS, Feindel C. Carpentier-Edwards Perimount valves--morphological findings in surgical explants. J Card Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb;22(1):7-12.
  • Nair V, Thangaroopan M, Cunningham KS, Mohammed SB, Siu S, Williams WG, ButanyJ. A bicuspid pulmonary valve associated with tetralogy of fallot. J Card Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr;21(2):185-7.
  • Butany J, Collins MJ, Nair V, Leask RL, Scully HE, Williams WG, David TE. Morphological findings in explanted Toronto stentless porcine valves. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2006 Jan-Feb;15(1):41-8.
  • Butany JW, Naseemuddin A, Moshkowitz Y, Nair V. Ochronosis and aortic valve stenosis. J Card Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr;21(2):182-4.
  • Butany J, Nair V, Naseemuddin A, Nair GM, Catton C, Yau T. Cardiac tumours: diagnosis and management. Lancet Oncol. 2005 Apr;6(4):219-28. Review.
  • Butany JW, Naseemuddin A, Nair V, Borger MA, Daniel L. Infective endocarditis in a hancock bioprosthetic heart valve. J Card Surg. 2005 Jul-Aug;20(4):389-92.
  • Butany J, Collins MJ, Demellawy DE, Nair V, Israel N, Leong SW, Borger MA. Morphological and clinical findings in 247 surgically excised native aortic valves. Can J Cardiol. 2005 Jul;21(9):747-55.
  • Butany J, Nair V, Ahluwalia M, Woo A, Graba J, David TE. Honeycomb-like healed abscess: an unusual complication of infective endocarditis. J Card Surg. 2005 Jan-Feb;20(1):81-4.
  • Butany J, Nair V, Woo A, Graba J, Collins MJ, David TE. Carcinoid syndrome: an unusual cause of tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease. Can J Cardiol. 2003 Jul;19(8):945-6.
  • Butany J, Naseemuddin A, Nair V, Feindel CM. DeBakey Surgitool mechanical heart valve prosthesis, explanted at 32 years. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2004 Nov-Dec;13(6):345-6.
  • Butany J, Nair V, Ahluwalia MS, Graba J, El Demellawy D, Rao V, Ross H. Hypersensitivity myocarditis complicating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy heart. Can J Cardiol. 2004 Jul;20(9):911-4.

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