The Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Spine Care program offers exceptional care, from traumatic spine injuries and tumors to more common problems like herniated discs, degenerative arthritis, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis and sciatica.

Awards & Accreditation

The spine program at St. Vincent’s, a collaboration between the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute and the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, is one of only six hospitals in the country to receive Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery from The Joint Commission.


Meet our Spine Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Abbed, Khalid M., MD Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
179 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Westport
Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Portland
Bauman, Joel A., MD Bauman, Joel A., MD
4.9 /5
191 surveys
860.696.2290
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD Kuzmik, Gregory A., MD
4.8 /5
113 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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Tomak, Patrick R., MD Tomak, Patrick R., MD
4.9 /5
244 surveys
203.694.7550
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • North Haven
  • Meriden
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