Vijay Nair is a Director in the Global Innovation Institute at the Hospital for Special Surgery – the world-leading academic medical center in orthopedics and musculoskeletal health. He is responsible for business analytics, market research and portfolio management for breakthrough and disruptive device, life science and care delivery technologies.

Prior to joining the Global Innovation Institute, Vijay was the first dedicated hire focused on Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Vijay worked closely with executive leadership to design and roll-out the strategic roadmap and operating plan. He also identified, evaluated and pursued new initiatives and partnerships to support the hospital's growth objectives.

Before joining HSS, Vijay was a strategy consultant at Monitor Deloitte, where he consulted clients across the healthcare landscape (life sciences, insurance, health IT) and beyond (e.g., automotive, retail, consumer electronics, industrial products, and the public and not-for-profit sectors). His primary focus was to help clients grow through M&A, strategic partnerships, market entry, and other organic growth strategies.

Vijay graduated with honors from NYU's Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Finance, Management and Organizational Behavior.