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.


National MS Society

Center for Comprehensive MS Care

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Level 4 Epilepsy Center 

2021 & 2022

The Joint Commission

National Quality Approval

Awards & Accreditations


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Service Locations

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Patient Stories & Videos

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Programs & Classes

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Meet our Neurosciences Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD Alessi-LaRosa, Stephanie F., MD
4.9 /5
67 surveys
860.524.4330
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
  • Hartford
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Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS Criscuolo, Gregory Richard, MD, FACS
4.8 /5
107 surveys
860.859.5137
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Norwich
de Andrada Pereira, Bernardo, MD 860.889.9035
  • Neurosurgery
  • Norwich
Desai, Ninad, MD Desai, Ninad, MD 203.332.1949
  • Neurology
  • Bridgeport
Duffy, James, MD, FANA, FAAHPM Duffy, James, MD, FANA, FAAHPM 860.870.6385
  • Psychiatry
  • Integrative Medicine
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  • Mystic
Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD
4.9 /5
199 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine
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  • West Hartford
Hornyak, Mark John, MD Hornyak, Mark John, MD
4.7 /5
100 surveys
860.889.1433
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Kapur, Gaurav K., MD Kapur, Gaurav K., MD
4.7 /5
99 surveys
860.425.5900
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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  • Norwich
Lail, Navdeep Singh, MD 860.886.1433
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology
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  • Norwich
McAdams, Douglas Charles, MD McAdams, Douglas Charles, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
Mehla, Sandhya, MD Mehla, Sandhya, MD
4.8 /5
94 surveys
860.696.2925
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
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  • Norwich
Modi, Jignesh M., MD Modi, Jignesh M., MD 203.694.8405
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
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  • Meriden
  • Wallingford
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Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD
4.6 /5
116 surveys
860.886.1433
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
  • New Britain
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Ruiz Hurtarte, Juan, MD Ruiz Hurtarte, Juan, MD 860.572.5440
  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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  • Mystic
  • Norwich
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Ward, Meghan, MD Ward, Meghan, MD 860.972.3600
  • Neurology
  • Norwich
  • Mystic
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