E. Sander Connolly Jr., MD, FACS

Board Certifications: 
Neurological Surgery
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Congenital Spinal Malformation, Dural Arteriovenous Malformation, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Microsurgery, Minimally Invasive (Endoscopic) Neurosurgery, Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair, Neurovascular Disease, Radiosurgery, Shunts, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Stroke, Vascular Malformation, Acute Stroke, Aneurysm, Arterial Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Artery Surgery, Cerebral Aneurysm & Tumors, Cerebral Vascular Disease, Cerebral Vascular Malformation, Cerebrovascular Malformation, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Craniotomy, Arteriovenous Fistula, Achondroplasia, Biopsies, Moyamoya Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, 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, Brain Abscess

Academic Appointments

  • Bennett M. Stein Professor of Neurological Surgery

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory
  • Surgical Director, Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

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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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-0376

Location(s)

CUMC/Neurological Institute of New York
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research

Research Interests

  • Cerebrovascular Disease

Grants

STATIN NEUROPROTECTION & COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION AFTER CAROTID ENDARTERECTOMY (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2022

TOPICAL VANCOMYCIN FOR CRANIOTOMY WOUND PROPHYLAXIS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2020

NEW YORK STROK TRIALS NETWORK OF COLUMBIA AND CORNELL (NYCCSTN) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2013 - Jul 31 2018

MECHANISMS AND TREATMENT OF CNS EDEMA (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2018

PHASE II TRIAL TIOPRONIN ANEURYSMAL SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE (Federal Gov)

Sep 21 2009 - Sep 20 2014

MECHANISM OF COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION: CEA AND STENTING (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 1999 - Jun 30 2014

COMPLEMENT-MEDIATED NEURONAL INJURY IN STROKE (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2000 - Jul 31 2012

FAMILIAL INTRACRANIAL ANEURYM STUDY-PRIMARY SITE AT THE UNIV ERSITY OF CINCINNATI (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2009 - Aug 31 2011