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E. Sander Connolly Jr., MD, FACS

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Dr. Connolly serves as the Surgical Director of the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, caring for patients suffering from the acute effects of both hemorrhagic as well as ischemic stroke.

Working as part of an extremely experienced and world-renowned team of critical care and stroke neurologists, as well as interventional radiologists, endovascular neurosurgeons, neuroanesthesiologists, and specialized nurse practitioners, he provides highly personalized, state of the art care for patients with brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, spontaneous hemorrhages, as well as for those patients with carotid stenosis, moyamoya disease, and cerebral ischemia due to atherosclerosis and other vasculopathies. In addition he serves as the Director of the Cerebrovascular Research laboratory which continues to be at the forefront of biomedical science, bringing the latest discoveries to the operating room and the patient bedside to not only treat but also prevent stroke.

Dr. Connolly’s special interests include Brain Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Carotid Stenosis, EC-IC Bypass for Atheroocclusive disease and moyamoya, Surgical management of acute cerebrovascular emergencies

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Primary Specialty
Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Areas of Expertise
Brain Abscess
Arteriovenous Fistula
Moyamoya Syndrome
Gamma Knife
Cerebrovascular Dural AV Fistula
Brain Aneurysm
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Transient Cerebral Ischemia
Cerebral Ischemia
Carotid Stenosis
Cerebrovascular Disease
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cavernous Malformation
Cerebral Aneurysm
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Local 1199
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
United Healthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-0376
Primary Office
Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
Suite 4-431
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-0376
Fax: (212) 305-2026
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
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