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Functional & Spine Neurosurgeon

Hartford HealthCare
Hartford, Connecticut
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Jun 23, 2024

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Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute is seeking a Functional & Spine Neurosurgeon to join Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.

Hartford Hospital is an 867-bed tertiary care, academic medical center, in the heart of downtown Hartford, CT. Hartford Hospital is a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and Joint Commission Advanced Spine Center.

The neurosurgery program at Hartford Hospital is robust, and one of the busiest in New England. With 9 Neurosurgeons on staff, and over 20+ Neurosurgery Physician Assistants, we complete over 2,000 neurosurgical cases annually. The neurosurgery program includes subspecialty expertise in Functional (incl. Deep Brain Stimulation), Epilepsy, Skull Base, Complex Spine, Neurosurgical Oncology, Vascular & Endovascular, spine, and trauma.

The new surgeon will walk into immediate volume, with a focus on Deep Brain Stimulation and spine, and the ability to help further develop the functional program with the Medical Director. The DBS program currently completes ~50 Stage 1 implants annually, with the ability to further grow. Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute is home to robust programs in Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Pain Management, and more that continue to drive the need for functional and DBS expertise.

Practice and Hospital Highlights:

  • 867-bed hospital with dedicated Neurosurgery ORs, neuroscience units, and Neuroscience ICU.
  • Level 1 trauma center, Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center, and Joint Commission Advanced Spine Center
  • Robust surgical technology, including Mazor X spine robots, Medtronic O-Arm and Stealth Navigation, Zeiss microscopes, headframes for Stereotactic DBS, and ancillary equipment.
  • 5 dedicated Neurosurgery ORs and OR staffing (incl. Perioperative Manager)
  • 2 dedicated neuroscience units, and a dedicated 23 bed Neuroscience ICU, with neurocritical care nurses, APPs, and 8 Neurointensivists.
  • Dedicated Functional Neurosurgery Nurse Navigator to support patients through the pathway
  • Neurosurgery Residency Program in collaboration UCONN School of Medicine
  • Research opportunities in Functional Neurosurgery
  • Hartford Hospital has existing neurology residency and general surgery residency; opportunities for teaching and collaborative clinical research – UCONN has dedicated research department and will support any project with nurse and/or research coordinator
  • Air ambulance service (LIFE STAR) that transports patients from throughout New England.



  • Medical Degree from an Accredited University
  • Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship trained from an accredited program
  • Candidate must be board certified or board eligible.
  • Hold a CT license or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Connecticut
  • A strong work ethic and desire to participate in a team-oriented, performance-driven Health System
  • Ability to respectfully collaborate and build relationships with a diverse set of teammates
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly evolving environment, challenging the status quo and striving to innovate and improve care delivery
  • Excellent communication, bedside manner, and organizational skills

Applicants should remit a letter of interest and CV to Clayton Tebbetts, Physician Recruitment via email at or call/text (860) 249-6927.


The Hartford HealthCare network employs over 2,500 providers in over 400 practice locations throughout Connecticut, seven acute care hospitals including one of the largest academic and surgical hospitals in the northeast, thriving community teaching hospitals, and one of the largest, physician-led, multi-specialty medical groups in New England.

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford HealthCare is a rapidly expanding Institute with a focus on comprehensive patient care, academics, and research. The Institute enjoys the resources of a system committed to excellence in patient quality and experience and boasts an impressive staff of world class Neuroscience leaders. Our specialists span the areas of vascular neurology, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular, movement disorders, epilepsy, headache and pain management, cognitive neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-critical care and general neurology.

We support your development and wellbeing through the respected HHC Physician Leadership Development Institute and the groundbreaking Office of Provider Wellness.

This means MORE OPPORTUNITY to propel your career to new heights and all within a deeply embedded culture of inclusion, innovation, and focus on the highest quality of care. We are teachers, researchers, innovators, and most of all, caregivers.


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