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.


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Meet our Neurosciences Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Sheth, Anumeha, MD Sheth, Anumeha, MD
4.7 /5
53 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Southington
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Wong, Brian, MD Wong, Brian, MD
4.8 /5
122 surveys
860.628.3910
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurology
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  • Southington
Cormier, Justine, MD 860.545.5000
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Hartford
Knopf, Lisa V., MD Knopf, Lisa V., MD
4.9 /5
45 surveys
860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Ade, Swetha, MD Ade, Swetha, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • New Britain
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Dorfman, Benjamin, MD Dorfman, Benjamin, MD
4.8 /5
154 surveys
860.870.6385
  • Neurology
  • Torrington
Bartoli, Jenifer, APRN Bartoli, Jenifer, APRN 860.224.5538
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • New Britain
  • Southington
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Hulland, Oliver, MD Hulland, Oliver, MD
4.9 /5
221 surveys
203.234.5995
  • Pain Medicine
  • North Haven
Ramos, Lauren, PA-C Ramos, Lauren, PA-C 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
Sosa, Crystal, MD 203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD
4.8 /5
172 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • West Hartford
Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC Kane, Renee D., APRN, ANP-BC
4.8 /5
90 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Cheshire
Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
183 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Tkeshelashvili, David, MD Tkeshelashvili, David, MD
4.8 /5
158 surveys
203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
  • Cheshire
  • North Haven
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Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Portland
Kost, Jonathan Anthony, MD Kost, Jonathan Anthony, MD 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • West Hartford
  • Meriden
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Macannuco, Annette Karen, MD Macannuco, Annette Karen, MD 203.694.8414
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Meriden
Tomak, Patrick R., MD Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
248 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Cherry, Anton Robert, PA-C Cherry, Anton Robert, PA-C 860.696.2840
  • Pain Medicine
  • West Hartford
  • Meriden
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Sami, Hamid R., MD Sami, Hamid R., MD 203.630.1000
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Abbed, Khalid M., MD Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
193 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Westport
Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO Gordon, Barry Jeff, DO
4.8 /5
157 surveys
203.694.8550
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Meriden
Colman, Rachel, MD Colman, Rachel, MD
4.8 /5
87 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
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  • Cheshire
Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD
4.9 /5
58 surveys
860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD
4.9 /5
109 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD Benchaya, Sarah Meira, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Zutler, Moshe, MD Zutler, Moshe, MD
4.9 /5
90 surveys
860.827.2710
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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  • Southington
  • New Britain
  • New Britain
  • Southington
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