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Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD

Chief, Neurosurgery, Hartford Hospital




English, Urdu

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Arteriorvenous Malformations (AVMs), Back Surgery, Brain Aneurysms, Brain Tumor Surgery, Brain Tumors, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Mazor Spine Robotics, Moya Moya Disease, Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusions, Spine Surgery-Complex, Spine Tumor Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia


University of California (LA)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Medical School
University of Texas

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Houston Baptist

Professional Organizations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Connecticut Neurosurgical Society, Treasurer
  • New England Neurosurgical Society, Member
  • Connecticut State Neurological Society, President


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

3. No further care needed but care to discuss safety measures/future proactive measure.

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you *Dr. Kureshi. *Dr. Kureshi is the greatest! In every aspect! Praising & thanking God for him! He's the best! Thank you Jesus!

5 out of 5 stars

We were very happy with the dr. at the appt.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi is the best

5 out of 5 stars

The care provider seemed professional, patient, thorough, knowledgeable, caring and dedicated.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Kereshi had read my record before he saw me. He was thorough and explained everything, showed me the MRI. Assured me of the current condition and a plan to continue to monitor. I really liked him, the time he took with me and answered my questions.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Kureshi is the best. He listens and takes his time during my visits. He thoroughly explains things so I can understand. He delivers the best care

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Kureshi really listened - had patience - didn't feel like he was in a hurry to see another patient - came prepared - had reviewed my scans & records prior to the visit.

5 out of 5 stars

Thorough, efficient, asked me questions.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi came highly recommended and I can see why. He is very knowledgeable and experienced and I appreciate that he was willing to take a conservative approach to my health issue.

5 out of 5 stars

I was admitted through the ER to the Neurosurgical Unit, with a Critical Spinal issue. Dr. Kureshi, his Team, and Hartford Hospital provided timely surgery, corrected the problem, and I am walking again.

5 out of 5 stars

I was referred to Dr Kureshi for a second opinion. He was very professional, I didn’t feel rushed, he was very thorough with explanations, and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him.

3 out of 5 stars

The lab results were at the Dr;s office, but he did not have access to them or did not look at them, so my appointment was not complete.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Kureshi is the most caring and clinically competent physician I’ve ever experienced. He’s highly knowledgeable, confident, comprehensive and his patient focus was incredible. Highly recommend to anyone seeking relief of extreme and chronic nerve pain emanating from disk compression on the spinal canal.

5 out of 5 stars

The personnel in the MRI dept. were outstanding! From the receptionist at the desk to all the technicians. They were courteous, professional and knowledgeable of their specific jobs. Great teamwork.


We are talking about a less invasive surgical advancement when it comes to treating patients with hemorrhagic strokes.

The technology allows doctors to remove blood clots from the brain that could not be removed before.

Dr. Inam Kureshi, a Neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurosurgery at Hartford Hospital.

Q. First, explain to our viewers what a hemorrhagic stroke is…

A. A hemorrhagic stroke is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain suddenly begins to leak into the brain tissue or its surrounding structures. It can cause anything from a severe headache to life-threatening coma and death. 30% of patients who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke will die due to its severe neurological effects.

Q. The device is called the “Artemis Neuro Evacuation Device” …explain how this works?

A. This is a newly designed minimally invasive suction device that is inserted through a small slender endoscope which is then used to suction the blood out of the brain in the least traumatic fashion. If it is used correctly, it can often remove a large blood clot from deep in the brain through a small incision and bur hole without causing damage to surrounding structures. Not all patients with hemorrhagic strokes will be candidates for this procedure.

Q. What was typically done for patients with hemorrhagic strokes prior to this new technology?

A. Typically, most patients who suffer a hemorrhagic stroke are treated medically which involves them being closely monitored in a neurological ICU for BP control, brain swelling and further bleeding to try to limit the secondary effects that causes further neurological injury. The only other invasive option was to perform a large craniotomy which was extremely invasive and has not shown significant benefit over medical treatment.

Q. You have performed a number of cases since it was introduced at Hartford Hospital in November…how have patients done with this type of surgery?

A. We have done five procedures so far since November 2019. Most of the patients have done well but unfortunately one patient did succumb to a complication unrelated to the procedure. As you can understand, many of these patients come to the hospital in critical condition and oftentimes this is the only procedure that can be offered to improve their quality of life. The other four patients that had this procedure were discharged to acute rehab with a much shorter length of stay in the hospital when compared to those who have not had the procedure.

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