Our Team

Headache is a complex condition that can result from many different factors and, as a result, a variety of medications, procedures or therapies can be used. To best help patients, the Headache Center relies on a comprehensive and holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.

This includes drawing on the expertise of providers in an array of disciplines and offering various services focused on coordinated, personalized care.

Care recommendations are reviewed in regular Headache Council meetings – the only such collaborative sessions in the country. Experts from all relevant disciplines attend and share insight to best help patients. This approach highlights the value of our institute model of care, bringing broad expertise to weigh in on each individual’s situation.

The Headache Center team includes providers who specialize in the specific causes of headache, such as hormonal changes in women. Also represented are experts in diverse types of treatment.


Headache Specialists

Our team is comprised of headache-trained neurologists and advanced practicing providers with specialized training in the field of headache medicine. The goal is to employ a variety of treatments - from medication to integrative therapies to devices - to help patients live as free from head pain as possible.

Support Staff


Other Team Members Include:

Meet our Headache Specialists:

Begasse de Dhaem, Olivia, MD, FAHS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
205 Sub Way Suite 200
Milford, CT 06461
Offers Video Medicine
Benoit, Mary Ryan, PA-C
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
65 Memorial Road Suite 508
West Hartford, CT 06107
Offers Video Medicine
Casaly, Joseph, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
100 Perkins Farm Drive Suite 303
Mystic, CT 06355
Offers Video Medicine
Chapman, Maeghan, PA-C
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
280 South Main Street Suite 103
Cheshire, CT 06410
Offers Video Medicine
Colman, Rachel, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
280 South Main Street Suite 103
Cheshire, CT 06410
Offers Video Medicine
Gill, Nicole, DO
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
280 South Main Street Suite 103
Cheshire, CT 06410
Offers Video Medicine
Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Neurology
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
65 Memorial Road Suite 508
West Hartford, CT 06107
Offers Video Medicine
Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
280 South Main Street Suite 103
Cheshire, CT 06410
Offers Video Medicine
Klats, Valeriya, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
300 Post Road West Suite 102
Westport, CT 06880
Offers Video Medicine
Mehla, Sandhya, MD
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.8 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute
One Towne Park Plaza
Norwich, CT 06360
Offers Video Medicine
Mehta, Sheena, PA-C
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
4.9 / 5
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
65 Memorial Road Suite 508
West Hartford, CT 06107
Offers Video Medicine
Woodward, Emma, PA-C
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Headache Medicine
HHC Institute
The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center
65 Memorial Road Suite 508
West Hartford, CT 06107
Offers Video Medicine

Meet our Support Staff

Jessica BartlettJessica Bartlett

Fellowship Coordinator, Administrative Assistant

Brianna StarkeyBrianna Starkey

Clinical Research Assistant

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center

As neurologists with advanced training and experience diagnosing and treating various forms of headache, we start by focusing on you as a patient, instead of centering on the pain itself. 

About Us


About the Headache Center

Headache Center