Connecticut system welcomes 1st female neurosurgeon

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

Arianne Boylan, MD, became the first female neurosurgeon at Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare Network when she joined the system's Spine Wellness Center in Westport, Conn., in early March, according to a report from News 12: The Bronx.


Dr. Boylan is also the director of neurotrauma at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. She performs complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal deformity cases in addition to treating patients with brain tumors and Chiari malformations. She also incorporates computer assisted technology and robotics into her surgical procedures.

Dr. Boylan is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Women in Neurosurgery and North American Spine Society. She earned her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and underwent residencies at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Wayne State University in Detroit.

Dr. Boylan completed two fellowships: one in spinal oncology at Detroit Medical Center and a second in spinal deformity at Yale University School of Medicine.

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