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Our Team

The dedicated neurosurgery team at UConn Health, led by Dr. Ketan R. Bulsara, includes neurosurgeons, physician assistants, and certified medical assistants.

Our team approach to your care includes staying in close communication with you – and each other – from your first visit to your last visit.

Faculty

Kevin Becker, M.D., Ph.D.

Kevin Becker, M.D., Ph.D.

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Ketan R. Bulsara, M.D.

Ketan R. Bulsara, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief

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David B. Choi, M.D.

David B. Choi, M.D.

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Bruce S. Chozick, M.D.

Bruce S. Chozick, M.D.

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Ian T. McNeill, M.D., M.S.

Ian T. McNeill, M.D., M.S.

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Hilary Onyiuke, M.D.

Hilary Onyiuke, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, FAANS
Co-Director, Comprehensive Spine Center

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Richard H. Simon, M.D.

Richard H. Simon, M.D.

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Joint Faculty

Yasser Al-Baghdadi, M.D.

Yasser Al-Baghdadi, M.D.

Payam Andalib, M.D., Ph.D., CNIM

Payam Andalib, M.D., Ph.D., CNIM

 Robert J. Dowsett, M.D.

Robert J. Dowsett, M.D.

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Abner S. Gershon, M.D.

Abner S. Gershon, M.D.

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Jaime Imitola, M.D.

Jaime Imitola, M.D.

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Sanjay Mittal, M.D.

Sanjay Mittal, M.D.

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Gracia C. Mui, M.D.

Gracia C. Mui, M.D.

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Charles E. Rutter, M.D.

Charles E. Rutter, M.D.

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Roel Verhaak, Ph.D.

Roel Verhaak, Ph.D.

Leo J. Wolansky, M.D.

Leo J. Wolansky, M.D.

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Qian Wu, M.D., M.Sci.

Qian Wu, M.D., M.Sci.

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Consulting Faculty

Takanori Fukushima, M.D.

Takanori Fukushima, M.D.

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Ali F. Krisht, M.D., FACS

Ali F. Krisht, M.D., FACS

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Juha Hernesniemi, M.D., Ph.D.

Juha Hernesniemi, M.D., Ph.D.

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Physician Assistants

Irene Cordilico, P.A.-C.

Irene Cordilico, P.A.-C.

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Sharon Huang, P.A.-C.

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David Kotler, P.A.-C.

David Kotler, P.A.-C.
Lead Physician Assistant

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Nicole Kozlak, P.A.-C.

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Lara LaBarbera, P.A.-C.

Lara LaBarbera, P.A.-C.

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Kevin Naranjo, P.A.-C.

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Erin Peters, P.A.-C.

Vi Pham, P.A.-C.

Vi Pham, P.A.-C.

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Jason M. Reese, P.A.-C.

Jason M. Reese, P.A.-C.

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Emily Rybnick, P.A.-C.

Emily Rybnick, P.A.-C.

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Alex Shaw, P.A.-C.

Alexandra Shaw, P.A.-C.

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Ryan Vicino, P.A.-C.

Ryan Vicino, P.A.-C.

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Thomas Yantus, PA-C

Thomas Yantus, P.A.-C.

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Adjunct Physician Assistants

Belinda Beshi, P.A.-C.

Belinda Beshi, P.A.-C.

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Collin Dimler, P.A.-C.

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Kristi Kearney, P.A.-C.

Sree Reddivari, P.A.-C.

Sree Reddivari, P.A.-C.

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Jeffrey Reut, P.A.-C.

Jeffrey Reut, P.A.-C.

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David Tong, P.A.-C.

Residents

Anthony Diaz, M.D.

Anthony Diaz, M.D.
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Erica Shen, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Erica Shen, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
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Medical Assistants

Melissa Cooper

Christina Felton

Merry Letzio

Alicja Scalora

Surgical Coordinators

Joanne Analo

Catherine Dalia

Madeline Medina

Jenny Sola

Administrative Program Coordinators

Kimberly Person