Leadership

Dr. Mark Alberts, MD

Chief, Neurology, Hartford Hospital 
Physician-in-Chief, Ayer Neuroscience Institute

Dr. Alberts comes to us from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is vice chair of clinical affairs and hospital neurology for the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and medical director of neurology services for UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

He is a professor of Neurology at UT Southwestern and is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology.

After receiving his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Duke University, Dr. Alberts earned his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston with medical honor society honors. He has held leadership positions at Duke University Medical Center, Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is a member of The Joint Commission’s Technical Advisory Panel on Comprehensive Stroke Centers, a fellow of the American Heart Association and co-chair of the Brain Attack Coalition.

Dr. Khalid M. Abbed, MD

Co-Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute

Khalid M. Abbed, MD one of New England's leading neurosurgeons, is Co-Physician-in-Chief of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute. In addition to performing spine surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Dr. Abbed serves as Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Abbed, a spine care specialist, is skilled in the minimally-invasive treatment of spine ailments, with a focus on patient care and developing less invasive, more intelligent medical technologies. 

Improving Quality of Life

Dr. Abbed is nationally recognized as a spine care specialist and for his expertise in the minimally-invasive treatment of spine ailments to reduce pain and recovery times. He forges strong connections with patients undergoing complex new treatments.

Spine Center

Currently located in the medical office building at 2660 Main Street in Bridgeport, Dr. Abbed will also lead a world-class Spine Center being developed in Westport. The Spine Center will include comprehensive neurosurgical and pain management services to treat patients with all forms of spinal ailments, as well as a health and wellness center open to the community and offering services designed to help people be the best version of themselves physically and mentally.


Meet our Neurosciences Team:

Name Specialties Location
Abavana, Christina, MD 203.254.2320
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Fairfield
Abbed, Khalid M., MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
4.7 /5
54 surveys
860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Alberts, Mark J., MD, FAHA 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD 860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
139 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Becker, Sabra, PA-C 860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Belliveau, Lindsey, PA-C 860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Benoit, Mary Ryan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Benson, Carolyn Ann, APRN, BC
4.7 /5
44 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Bluth, Lawrence Steven, MD 860.522.4429
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Bobulinski, Michelle E., PhD 860.870.6385
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cheshire
Boland, Carl John, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Hartford
Brennan, Sean Timothy, PA-C 860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Windsor
Cahill, Hugh, MD, PhD 860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Calderon, Stephen Francis, MD 860.522.7121
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Chapman, Maeghan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Chowdhury, Nabi, MD 860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Torrington
  • Thomaston
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Chua, Abigail L., DO
4.8 /5
86 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
  • West Hartford
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Coffin, Sarah Geanne, PA-C 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Meriden
Conway, Stephen Robert, MD 860.522.4429
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
  • Glastonbury
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Courtemanche, Caitlyn, APRN 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS 860.859.5137
  • Neurosurgery
  • Norwich
Cruess, Stacy, PhD 860.972.3621
  • Psychology
  • Hartford
  • Mansfield Center
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Dagostine, Michelle, MD
4.9 /5
116 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Daher, Ahmad, MD, PhD
4.8 /5
51 surveys
860.696.5169
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Neurology
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  • Hartford
Daniel, Annie S., MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Dawson, Michael Jerome, PA-C
4.7 /5
71 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
De Figueiredo, John Manuel, MD, ScD 860.870.6385
  • Psychiatry
  • Cheshire
de Marcaida, Joy Antonelle, MD
5.0 /5
65 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Dempsey, Tara J., PA-C 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Duke, Rachel, PA-C 860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Southington
El-Hunjul, Mohammed, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Ford, Kellie Angela, APRN 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.7 /5
93 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Grable-Esposito, Phyllis Golda, MD 860.522.4429
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Bloomfield
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Hodges, Kendall Anne, APRN
4.7 /5
71 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Hornyak, Mark John, MD 860.889.9035
  • Neurosurgery
  • Norwich
  • Mystic
  • Waterford
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Hosley, Catherine Margaret, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
Hudson, Lawrence Patrick, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Jokl, Corey, PA-C 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Kamel, Edouard, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Kanchana, Sulada, MD, PhD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC
4.7 /5
59 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
  • West Hartford
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Khaled, Mohamad, MD
5.0 /5
41 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Khan, Ahmed Mohiuddin, MD 860.225.1227
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Southington
  • Southington
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Killory, Brendan Dyer, MD, FAANS
4.8 /5
92 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • South Windsor
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Knopf, Lisa V., MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Komm, Alexander A., MD 860.224.6263
  • Neurology
  • New Britain
Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD
4.8 /5
50 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Kvam, David Adolph, MD
4.6 /5
42 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Middletown
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Lange, Stephan Charles, MD 860.522.7121
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Rocky Hill
  • Enfield
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
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Lawton, Jessica Maria, PA-C
4.7 /5
39 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Lima, Juliana, APRN 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Machado, Duarte Goncalves, MD
4.8 /5
136 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
  • Vernon
  • Willimantic
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Machia, Selena Marie, PA-C 860.278.0700
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Manjila, Sunil, MD 860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
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Martz, Gabriel, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Hartford
Mascolo, Joseph, APRN 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Medin, Karen L., DO 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Mehta, Sheena, PA-C
4.9 /5
103 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Meira Benchaya, Lucas Meira, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD
4.8 /5
93 surveys
860.621.1896
  • Neurology
  • Southington
Mitchell, Jennifer Quinn, PA-C
4.8 /5
75 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Moro-de-Casillas, Maria Luisa, MD
4.9 /5
153 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Plainfield
  • Mystic
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Murphy, Andrea, APRN, ANP-BC
4.8 /5
50 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Narwal, Priya, MD 860.889.3841
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Nguyen, Tran H., APRN, FNP-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Nouh, Amre Mohamed, MD
4.8 /5
35 surveys
860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Oliveira, Martin David, MD 860.519.5227
  • Neuropsychology
  • West Hartford
Parsons, Timothy C., MD 860.224.5661
  • Neurology
  • Hospital Medicine
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  • New Britain
Pervez, Mubashir, MD 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care
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  • Hartford
Prasad, Avinash, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Sami, Hamid R., MD 203.630.1000
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Sanders, Amy Elaine, MD, MS, FAAN 860.545.7550
  • Neurology
  • Wethersfield
Sanmartin, Paul, MD 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Schuyler, Erica Ann, MD 860.972.5047
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD
4.7 /5
62 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Scribner, Shona L., PA-C 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Senatus, Patrick Badere, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
4.7 /5
34 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Smith, Derek Richard, MD
4.6 /5
133 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Taboada, Susan B., APRN 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Tauro, John Peter, DO, DC
4.8 /5
171 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Tettelbach, Heather, PA-C 860.972.0001
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Tinklepaugh, David Lee, MD
4.9 /5
108 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
  • Mystic
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Tkeshelashvili, David, MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
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Tokarz, Sharon, PA-C
4.9 /5
86 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
118 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
Trettel, Joseph D., MD, PhD 860.972.3621
  • Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychiatry
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  • Hartford
  • Vernon
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Tunguturi, Ajay Mohan, MD 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS 860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Windsor
Wong, Brian James, MD
4.9 /5
48 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
Zayas, Vladislav, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Zhang, Yan, MD, PhD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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