At Hartford HealthCare's Ayer Neuroscience Institute, we’ve taken the concept of a second opinion to a new level.

Each week, all our specialists—neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neurointensivists, and neuro-critical care nurses—meet to review each individual case. Together, they pool their knowledge and experience to give you the most advanced treatment plan possible.

  • Hartford Hospital
    80 Seymour Street
    Hartford, CT 06102

Service Locations

Find inpatient and acute care, long-term care, outpatient services and preventive care at three of our convenient locations.

Conditions & Treatments

Epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders, neurosurgery, stroke and more.

Departments & Services

Discover the full range of neurological services ready to help you.

Patient Stories & Videos

Hear from our patients themselves about our care and their outcomes.

Programs & Classes

Learn about upcoming community education events sponsored by The Institute.


Acute Care Locations:

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed Level 1 Trauma Center & regional referral center that provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. It is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet, acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington.

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MidState Medical Center

MidState Medical Center is a 156-bed acute care hospital located in Meriden, Connecticut, with satellite offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Southington.

Meet our Neuroscience Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Abbed, Khalid M., MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bridgeport
Aferzon, Joseph Aferson, MD 860.832.4664
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Portland
Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD 860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
134 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Fateh, Rouzbeh, MD
4.8 /5
70 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Meriden
Fattahi, Pooia, MD 203.758.8995
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.8 /5
92 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Kamel, Edouard, MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Kedzierski, Katherine, MD 860.626.8232
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Knopf, Lisa V., MD 860.972.3621
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Manjila, Sunil, MD 860.223.0800
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plainville
  • Bristol
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Sami, Hamid R., MD 203.630.1000
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Tkeshelashvili, David, MD 203.332.3272
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
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Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
118 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Meriden