Suresh Nair, MD

Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute


Dr. Nair is the Physician in Chief of the Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute and leads the health network’s academic programs. He is the Medical Director of the Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute membership in the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Alliance and has practiced oncology in the community setting for 30 years.  He is the initial holder of The Auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital Endowed Chair in Cancer.

Dr. Nair received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

With clinical expertise in melanoma, kidney cancer and immunotherapy, Dr. Nair’s focus is to provide the highest quality cancer care, including standard and research treatments.  He leads a variety of clinical trials at LVHN to provide leading-edge options to patients. Dr. Nair started the hematology/oncology fellowship at LVHN and served as the initial program director.

Dr. Nair has been a site principal investigator in the National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group Program for more than 25 years, and was the first Chair of the NCI Early Phase Central IRB. He has been a site principal investigator of more than 50 T-cell checkpoint inhibitor trials at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute.