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Backus and Ayer Neuroscience Institute Welcomes Neurosurgeon

April 25, 2019

Mark Hornyak, MD, Neurosurgeon

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute welcomes neurosurgeon Mark Hornyak, MD, who began seeing patients earlier this month at One Towne Park Plaza in Norwich and will be performing procedures at Backus Hospital.

Dr. Hornyak, who grew up in Clinton, CT, comes to Hartford HealthCare from Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York.  Dr. Hornyak earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, served his internship and residency in neurosurgery at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York and is fellowship trained in skull base surgery from the University of Utah.

His areas of interest include primary brain tumors, tumors of the spine, pituitary tumors, degenerative spinal disorders, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Dr. Hornyak says his decision to return to Connecticut and join the Ayer team was partly based on the health system’s commitment to technology and developing a program locally.  As for his approach to patient care Dr. Hornyak says, “I like to ensure that my patients have all options presented to them, we discuss them together and create a personalized plan to achieve the best outcome,” said Hornyak.

To connect directly with Dr. Hornyak, call 860.889.9035.

Or call 1.855.442.4373 to register for Dr. Hornyak’s upcoming class – Understanding Your Neck and Back Pain – taking place on June 25th from 6-8pm at the Waterford Public Library.