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Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD

Chief, Neurosurgery, Hartford Hospital




English, Urdu

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Arteriorvenous Malformations (AVMs), Back Surgery, Brain Aneurysms, Brain Tumor Surgery, Brain Tumors, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Mazor Spine Robotics, Moya Moya Disease, Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusions, Spine Surgery-Complex, Spine Tumor Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia


University of California (LA)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Medical School
University of Texas

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Houston Baptist

Professional Organizations

  • Connecticut State Neurological Society, President
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Connecticut Neurosurgical Society, Treasurer
  • New England Neurosurgical Society, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

My doctor was very good he explained everything to the T thank u

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi is an extraordinary Dr. He is compassionate and will go out of his way to ensure you get the best care possible. He answers all questions and spends as much time with you as necessary. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Kureshi

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Kureshi was attentive personal, caring and instructive. He put me at easy & addressed my issues.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi has operated on me before. He's always very attentive and explains things in a manner that you can understand. I have recommended my youngest daughter to see Dr. Kureshi and she called the office today.

5 out of 5 stars

3. No further care needed but care to discuss safety measures/future proactive measure.

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you *Dr. Kureshi. *Dr. Kureshi is the greatest! In every aspect! Praising & thanking God for him! He's the best! Thank you Jesus!

5 out of 5 stars

We were very happy with the dr. at the appt.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi is the best

5 out of 5 stars

The care provider seemed professional, patient, thorough, knowledgeable, caring and dedicated.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Kereshi had read my record before he saw me. He was thorough and explained everything, showed me the MRI. Assured me of the current condition and a plan to continue to monitor. I really liked him, the time he took with me and answered my questions.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Best of the best neurosurgeon. God bless him.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi came highly recommended and I can see why. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and I appreciate that he was willing to take a conservative approach to my health issue.

5 out of 5 stars

I was admitted through the ER to the Neurosurgical Unit, with a Critical Spinal issue. Dr. Kureshi, his Team, and Hartford Hospital provided timely surgery, corrected the problem, and I am walking again.

5 out of 5 stars

I was referred to Dr Kureshi for a second opinion. He was very professional, I didn’t feel rushed, he was very thorough with explanations, and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him.

3 out of 5 stars

The lab results were at the Dr;s office, but he did not have access to them or did not look at them, so my appointment was not complete.


We are talking about a less invasive surgical advancement when it comes to treating patients with hemorrhagic strokes.

The technology allows doctors to remove blood clots from the brain that could not be removed before.

Dr. Inam Kureshi, a Neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital.

Q. First, explain to our viewers what a hemorrhagic stroke is…

A. A hemorrhagic stroke is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain suddenly begins to leak into the brain tissue or its surrounding structures. It can cause anything from a severe headache to life-threatening coma and death. 30% of patients who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke will die due to its severe neurological effects.

Q. The device is called the “Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device” …explain how this works?

A. This is a newly designed minimally invasive suction device that is inserted through a small slender endoscope which is then used to suction the blood out of the brain in the least traumatic fashion. If it is used correctly, it can often remove a large blood clot from deep in the brain through a small incision and bur hole without causing damage to surrounding structures. Not all patients with hemorrhagic strokes will be candidates for this procedure.

Q. What was typically done for patients with hemorrhagic strokes prior to this new technology?

A. Typically, most patients who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke are treated medically which involves them being closely monitored in a neurological ICU for BP control, brain swelling and further bleeding to try to limit the secondary effects that causes further neurological injury. The only other invasive option was to perform a large craniotomy which was extremely invasive and has not shown significant benefit over medical treatment.

Q. You have performed a number of cases since it was introduced at Hartford Hospital in November…how have patients done with this type of surgery?

A. We have done five procedures so far since November 2019. Most of the patients have done well but unfortunately one patient did succumb to a complication unrelated to the procedure. As you can understand, many of these patients come to the hospital in critical condition and oftentimes this is the only procedure that can be offered to improve their quality of life. The other four patients that had this procedure were discharged to acute rehab with a much shorter length of stay in the hospital when compared to those who have not had the procedure.

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