Team

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
4.8 /5
60 surveys
203.254.2320
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Fairfield
  • Milford
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Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
140 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Aguilar Tejedor, Idaira, MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
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  • Westport
Alahmadi, Hussein Ibrahim, MD
4.7 /5
66 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
4.9 /5
57 surveys
860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Ambrogio-DeCola, Lisa Marie, PA-C 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Meriden
  • North Haven
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Andries, Chan, PA-C 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Au, Yu, MD 860.972.0726
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Bailey-DeBlois, Jessica, APRN 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.8 /5
156 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Becker, Sabra, PA-C
4.8 /5
125 surveys
860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Benoit, Mary Ryan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Blum, Jennifer E., APRN 860.972.3621
  • 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
4.8 /5
58 surveys
860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • North Haven
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Boylan, Arianne, MD 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Brennan, Sean Timothy, PA-C
4.7 /5
181 surveys
860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Windsor
Cahill, Hugh, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
116 surveys
860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Calderon, Stephen Francis, MD 860.522.7121
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Casaly, Joseph, MD
4.9 /5
68 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Mystic
Cavalcanti, Daniel, MD, PhD 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Chapman, Maeghan, PA-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Chowdhury, Nabi, MD
4.5 /5
32 surveys
860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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  • Torrington
Coffin, Sarah Geanne, PA-C 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • North Haven
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
5.0 /5
52 surveys
203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS
4.8 /5
74 surveys
860.859.5137
  • Neurosurgery
  • Norwich
Dagostine, Michelle, MD
4.8 /5
101 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Daher, Ahmad, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
81 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
4.8 /5
129 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
de Marcaida, Joy Antonelle, MD
4.9 /5
116 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Dempsey, Tara J., PA-C 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Desai, Ninad, MD 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Dorfman, Benjamin, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
  • Winsted
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El-Hunjul, Mohammed, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Fidrych, Paul, APRN, DNP
4.7 /5
43 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Fiske, Heather, PA-C 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Enfield
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Flis, Gregory M., APRN 860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
Ford, Kellie Angela, APRN 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Gill, Nicole, DO
4.8 /5
77 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.9 /5
150 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
4.9 /5
212 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Hornyak, Mark John, MD
4.7 /5
89 surveys
860.889.9035
  • Neurosurgery
  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Hosley, Catherine Margaret, MD 860.545.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
Hou, Yan, MD, PhD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Hudson, Lawrence Patrick, MD
4.8 /5
44 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Jaffa, Matthew Norman, DO 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Jeppson, Pamela, PA-C 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Johnson, Editha, DO
4.3 /5
50 surveys
860.621.1896
  • Neuro Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
  • Hartford
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Jokl, Corey, PA-C
4.8 /5
173 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Kamel, Edouard, MD 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Kanchana, Sulada, MD, PhD
4.2 /5
36 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC
4.8 /5
72 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Kapur, Gaurav K., MD
4.7 /5
131 surveys
860.425.5900
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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  • Norwich
Khaled, Mohamad, MD
4.9 /5
74 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
4.9 /5
156 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Klats, Valeriya, MD 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Westport
Knopf, Lisa V., MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Komm, Alexander A., MD 860.224.6263
  • Neurology
  • New Britain
Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD
4.9 /5
138 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Kuzmik, Gregory August, MD 203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Kvam, David Adolph, MD
4.7 /5
78 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Middletown
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Lahrmann, Jeffrey Philip, MD
4.7 /5
151 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
  • Winsted
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Lawton, Jessica Maria, PA-C
4.9 /5
212 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Leyva, Lauren, PA-C 860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Lima, Juliana, APRN
4.7 /5
86 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Low, Erika J., PA-C 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Machado, Duarte Goncalves, MD
4.9 /5
145 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Cheshire
Martz, Gabriel, MD, FAES 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Hartford
Mascolo, Joseph, APRN
4.9 /5
71 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Vernon
Matmati, Kelly, MD 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport
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Medin, Karen L., DO 860.972.3600
  • 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
4.9 /5
108 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Meira Benchaya, Lucas, MD
4.7 /5
50 surveys
860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Meytin, Leon, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Stamford
  • Bridgeport
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Micalizzi, Philip Anthony, MD
4.8 /5
116 surveys
860.621.1896
  • Neurology
  • Southington
Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD
4.7 /5
135 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Moro-de-Casillas, Maria Luisa, MD
4.9 /5
58 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
  • Hartford
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Murphy, Andrea, APRN, ANP-BC
4.8 /5
88 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Nguyen, Tran H., APRN, FNP-C 860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • West Hartford
Nouh, Amre Mohamed, MD
4.9 /5
55 surveys
860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
Oliveira, Martin David, MD 860.519.5227
  • Neuropsychology
  • West Hartford
Ouellette, Kathleen, PA-C 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Parra, Augusto, MD 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Parsons, Timothy C., MD 860.224.5661
  • Neurology
  • Hospital Medicine
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  • New Britain
Rodgers, Catherine, PA-C 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Sami, Hamid R., MD 203.630.1000
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Sanders, Amy Elaine, MD, MS, FAAN
4.5 /5
58 surveys
860.545.7550
  • Neurology
  • Wethersfield
Sanmartin, Paul, MD 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Santiago, Jesus F., PA-C 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Bridgeport
  • Westport
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Schwartz, Paul Joseph, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
116 surveys
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Scribner, Shona L., PA-C 860.972.1911
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Sekhar, Rajat, MD
4.9 /5
154 surveys
203.226.2490
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Westport
  • Milford
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Senatus, Patrick Badere, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
4.7 /5
47 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
  • Farmington
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Smith, Derek Richard, MD
4.7 /5
188 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
  • North Haven
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Taboada, Susan B., APRN 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Tauro, John Peter, DO, DC
4.8 /5
229 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Thompson, Kathleen Gail, APRN, FNP 203.322.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Tinklepaugh, David Lee, MD
4.9 /5
166 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Mystic
Tkeshelashvili, David, MD
4.9 /5
52 surveys
203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
  • North Haven
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Tokarz, Sharon, PA-C
4.9 /5
81 surveys
860.870.6388
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vernon
Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
162 surveys
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
Urval, Nikita, MD 860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Stamford
  • Wilton
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Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS
5.0 /5
159 surveys
860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Windsor
Walberg, Heidi, PA-C
4.9 /5
35 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Bridgeport
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Wolpiuk, Emily, PA-C 203.332.4125
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Wong, Brian, MD
4.9 /5
72 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
Yanamadala, Vijay, MD, FAANS 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Westport
  • Milford
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Zayas, Vladislav, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Zhang, Yan, MD, PhD
4.9 /5
42 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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