At Hartford HealthCare's Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve taken the concept of a second opinion to a new level.

Each week, all our specialists—neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurointensivists, and neuro-critical care nurses—meet to review each individual case. Together, they pool their knowledge and experience to give you the most advanced treatment plan possible.


Service Locations

Find inpatient and acute care, long-term care, outpatient services and preventive care at three of our convenient locations.

Patient Stories & Videos

Hear from our patients themselves about our care and their outcomes.

Programs & Classes

Learn about upcoming community education events sponsored by The Institute.



Meet our Neurosciences Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Ade, Swetha, MD Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Aferzon, Joseph Aferson, MD Aferzon, Joseph Aferson, MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Portland
Aivano, Casey, APRN Aivano, Casey, APRN 860.224.5538
  • Sleep Medicine
  • New Britain
Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
4.9 /5
97 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD
4.9 /5
62 surveys
860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.8 /5
193 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD
4.7 /5
31 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Fateh, Rouzbeh, MD Fateh, Rouzbeh, MD
4.8 /5
117 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Meriden
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.9 /5
160 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD
4.9 /5
179 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
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  • West Hartford
Johnson, Editha, DO Johnson, Editha, DO
4.6 /5
97 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
  • Hartford
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Kamel, Edouard, MD Kamel, Edouard, MD 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Kawalick, Marc P., MD Kawalick, Marc P., MD 860.224.5538
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • New Britain
Knopf, Lisa V., MD Knopf, Lisa V., MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Komm, Alexander A., MD 860.224.6263
  • Neurology
  • New Britain
Kuzmik, Gregory August, MD Kuzmik, Gregory August, MD 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD
4.6 /5
99 surveys
203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Southington
  • Milford
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Modi, Jignesh M., MD Modi, Jignesh M., MD 203.694.8405
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
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  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
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Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD
4.6 /5
114 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
  • New Britain
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Parsons, Timothy C., MD Parsons, Timothy C., MD 860.224.5661
  • Neurology
  • Hospital Medicine
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  • New Britain
Qureshi, Nazer Husain, MD, DStat, MSc, FAANS, FICS, FACS Qureshi, Nazer Husain, MD, DStat, MSc, FAANS, FICS, FACS 860.827.7690
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
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  • Southington
  • Plainville
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Wong, Brian, MD Wong, Brian, MD
4.8 /5
104 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington