Andrea F. Douglas, MD FAANS FACS

Chief of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of Neurosciences, Co-Director of the HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health

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About Me

Dr. Douglas began her career as an assistant professor of neurosurgery in 2006 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In 2009, she moved to Fairfield County and became a partner in Greenwich Neurosurgery and developed the Connecticut Spine Institute, now Stamford Health Medical Group.

As a board-certified neurosurgeon with a generalized cranial and spinal neurosurgical practice, Dr. Doug specializes in minimally-invasive spinal decompression and fusion techniques for degenerative, scoliotic, traumatic, and neoplastic spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. She has been on staff at Stamford Hospital since 2009 and was named chief of the division of neurosurgery in 2014. Dr. Douglas has additional physician executive responsibilities as co-director of neurosciences and co-director of the HSS Spine Center with Stamford Health. In 2010, she was also appointed clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the NYU-Langone Medical Center, where she completed her neurosurgical training.

Dr. Douglas began her research career with the Policy Action Committee of the World Health Organization while a medical student, and participates in clinical research in spine surgery, collaborating with many regional and national spine surgeons on cost-effectiveness research. She has won numerous awards for scholarship and her clinical research.

Her personal hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, and photography.

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Spine Surgery

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special interests

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery , Spinal Tumors , Degenerative Cervical & Lumbar Spine Disorders , Surgery for Spinal Trauma , Brain Tumors , Carotid Stenosis , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , Chiari Malformation , Degenerative Disc Disease , Degenerative Scoliosis , Herniated Discs , Hydrocephalus , Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery , Spinal Stenosis , Trigeminal Neuralgia


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Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


New York University School of Medicine


New York University School of Medicine


New York University School of Medicine

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Published Work

Ghogawala Z, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Logvinenko T, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, et al. The efficacy of lumbar discectomy and single-levelfusion for spondylolisthesis: results from the NeuroPoint-SD registry: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Nov;19(5):555-563.

Lee DW, Binning MJ, Shanmugam VK, Schmidt RH, Couldwell WT, Meyer M, Cupps T, Douglas A, McGrail K. Muslin-induced intracranial vasculopathic stenosis: a report of two cases. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Jan;114(1):63-67.

Douglas AF, Christopher S, Amankulor N, et al. Carotid plaque length and parent vessel diameter significantly affect baseline ipsilateral intracranial blood flow. Neurosurgery. 2011 Oct;69(4):767-773.

Rushing EJ, Smith AB, Smirniotopoulos JG, Douglas AF, Zeng W, Azumi N. Occult leptomeningeal large cell medulloblastoma in an adult. Clin Neuropathol. 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):188-192.

Douglas AF, Cooper PR. Cervical corpectomy and strut grafting. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan;60(1 Supp1 1):S137-S142. Lui YW

Law M, Jafar JJ, Douglas AF, Nelson PK. Perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging in a patient with locked-in syndrome after neurosurgical vascular bypass and endovascular embolization of a basilar artery aneurysm: a case report. Neurosurgery. 2006 Apr;58(4):E794; discussion E794.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

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