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
  • Westport
Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD 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
Ambrogio-DeCola, Lisa Marie, PA-C 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Au, Yu, MD 860.972.0726
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Bauman, Joel A., MD 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
  • Torrington
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Benoit, Mary Ryan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Benson, Carolyn Ann, APRN, BC 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Blum, Jennifer E., APRN 860.972.5047
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
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
Casaly, Joseph, MD 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Mystic
Chapman, Maeghan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Chowdhury, Nabi, MD 860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Torrington
Chua, Abigail L., DO 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
Coffin, Sarah Geanne, PA-C 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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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
Coutinho, Pedro, MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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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 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Daher, Ahmad, MD, PhD 860.696.5169
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Neurology
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  • Hartford
Daniel, Annie S., MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Danso, Evelyn, APRN 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Dawson, Michael Jerome, PA-C 860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
de Marcaida, Joy Antonelle, MD 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
Fidrych, Paul, APRN 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Ford, Kellie Angela, APRN 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Gill, Nicole, DO 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO 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 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Hornyak, Mark John, MD 860.889.9035
  • Neurosurgery
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Hosley, Catherine Margaret, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
Hou, Yan, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Hudson, Lawrence Patrick, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Jaffa, Matthew Norman, DO 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Jaser, Stephanie, APRN 203.332.3272
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Jeppson, Pamela, PA-C 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Johnson, Editha, DO 860.628.3910
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Southington
Jokl, Corey, PA-C 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Kalinowski, Charlene, APRN 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Kamel, Edouard, MD 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Kanchana, Sulada, MD, PhD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Khaled, Mohamad, MD 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 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Klats, Valeriya, MD 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Stamford
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 860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Kvam, David Adolph, MD 860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Middletown
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Lahrmann, Jeffrey Philip, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
  • Torrington
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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 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Leyva, Lauren, PA-C 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Lima, Juliana, APRN 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Low, Erika J., PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Westport
Machado, Duarte Goncalves, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Manjila, Sunil, MD 860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
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Mansi, Ryan, APRN 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
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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Mehla, Sandhya, MD 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Norwich
Mehta, Sheena, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Meira Benchaya, Lucas Meira, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
  • Torrington
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Meytin, Leon, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Stamford
Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD 860.621.1896
  • Neurology
  • Southington
Mitchell, Jennifer Quinn, PA-C 860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Moro-de-Casillas, Maria Luisa, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
  • Hartford
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Murphy, Andrea, APRN, ANP-BC 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 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
Ouellette, Kathleen, PA-C 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Stamford
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
Santiago, Jesus F., PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Schuyler, Erica Ann, MD 860.972.5047
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD 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 860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Smith, Derek Richard, MD 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 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Tettelbach, Heather, PA-C 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Thompson, Kathleen Gail, APRN 203.332.3272
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Tinklepaugh, David Lee, MD 860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Tkeshelashvili, David, MD 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
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Tokarz, Sharon, PA-C 860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Tomak, Patrick R., MD 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Trettel, Joseph D., MD, PhD 860.870.6385
  • Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychiatry
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  • Vernon
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
Walberg, Heidi, PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Wong, Brian, MD 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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Ayer Neuroscience Institute