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Jaffa, Matthew N., DO

Co-Founder & Associate Director of the NeuroRecovery Clinic, Ayer Neuroscience Institute





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  • Neurocritical Care
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Palliative Care, Post-ICU Syndrome, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford Hospital
  • Integrated Care Partners
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • St Vincents Medical Center


University of Maryland Medical Center - R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center ‐ Neurocritical Care

Abington Memorial Hospital

Medical School
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Maryland Medical Center ‐ Neurology

Professional Organizations

  • International Neuropalliative Care Society, Member
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • Neurocritical Care Society, Member


Dr. Matthew Jaffa is a neurologist who specializes in caring for critically ill patients hospitalized with acute brain injuries, such as ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. In addition to providing care in the neurocritical care unit at Hartford Hospital he serves as the co-founder and associate director of the NeuroRecovery Clinic. The development of the NeuroRecovery Clinic at Hartford Healthcare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute stems from the recognition that many severely brain injured patients require continued comprehensive and multidisciplinary care even after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Through collaboration between our medical team, patients, and their families we hope to help guide individuals through the complexities of physical, emotional, and psychological recovery on the road to their fullest potential and well-being.

Dr. Jaffa’s research interests focus on quality of life (QoL) following acute brain injury, specifically exploring pain, sleep disturbance, and psychosocial recovery following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Additionally, he is interested in communication and shared decision making (SDM) and has published a textbook on the topic with Dr. David Hwang.

His research can be reviewed here:

Mathew Jaffa Google Scholar Page

Dr. Jaffa earned his ScB from Brown University before obtaining his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed training in general neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as additional specialty training in neurologic critical care at the University of Maryland and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.


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