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
Qureshi, Nazer Husain, MD, DStat, MSc, FAANS, FICS, FACS Qureshi, Nazer Husain, MD, DStat, MSc, FAANS, FICS, FACS
4.8 /5
70 surveys
860.827.7690
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Southington
  • Plainville
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Wong, Brian, MD Wong, Brian, MD
4.8 /5
122 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
Cormier, Justine, MD Cormier, Justine, MD 860.545.5000
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Hartford
Knopf, Lisa V., MD Knopf, Lisa V., MD
4.9 /5
45 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Ade, Swetha, MD Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Aivano, Casey, APRN Aivano, Casey, APRN 860.224.5538
  • Sleep Medicine
  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Bartoli, Jenifer, APRN Bartoli, Jenifer, APRN 860.224.5538
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Hulland, Oliver, MD Hulland, Oliver, MD
4.9 /5
221 surveys
203.234.5995
  • Pain Medicine
  • North Haven
Sosa, Crystal, MD Sosa, Crystal, MD 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD
4.8 /5
172 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • West Hartford
Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
183 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Aferzon, Joseph A., MD Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Portland
Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD
4.3 /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
Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
4.9 /5
100 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Plainville
Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD 860.225.1227
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Southington
  • Southington
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Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.8 /5
157 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD
4.7 /5
77 surveys
203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Southington
  • Milford
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Colman, Rachel, MD Colman, Rachel, MD
4.8 /5
87 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD
4.9 /5
58 surveys
860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD
4.9 /5
109 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Zutler, Moshe, MD Zutler, Moshe, MD
4.9 /5
90 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Southington
  • New Britain
  • New Britain
  • Southington
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