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
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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Aferzon, Joseph A., MD 860.832.4664
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Portland
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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Abbed, Khalid M., MD Abbed, Khalid M., MD
4.9 /5
193 surveys
203.332.3272
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
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  • Westport
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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