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Grosberg, Brian Mitchell, MD

Director, Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute Headache Center





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  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
Cluster Headaches, Headache, Hypnic Headache, Menopausal Migraine, Menstrual Migraines, Migraine During Pregnancy, Migraine Headaches, Nummular Headache, Retinal Migraine

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford Hospital
  • MidState Medical Center
  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Backus Hospital
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Integrated Care Partners


Montefiore Medical Center

Medical School
SUNY Syracuse

Albert Einstein College of Medicine ‐ Neurology
Maimonides Medical Center ‐ Internal Medicine


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Grosberg, Sheena, Dr Mehla, are all very nice. Dr Grosberg is especially thoughtful. He makes you feel like you are being heard, and takes the time to explain things. He is always attentive when it comes to including you in any plan he has. His bedside manner is above and beyond.

5 out of 5 stars

Staff and Doctor very friendly, empathetic and respectful.

5 out of 5 stars

Everyone is wondering!! I love all the doctors- they really listen to your concerns.

5 out of 5 stars

De Grosberg was very thorough and attentive. He made additional effort to communicate to three other care team members, which Is appreciated. Due to limitations on time, we were not able to discuss one of my concerns over my care that arose at a previous appointment; it causes me some anxiety. Also frustrating: a treatment I have been asking about since 2019 is finally under actual consideration in my treatment plan. I have no idea why it would take so long. I thought I needed it because nothing else was working?

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg is absolutely wonderful in everything he says and does!

5 out of 5 stars

Would recommend Hartford Healthcare to everyone,best care and best service for their patients.

5 out of 5 stars

My care and my providers were very good and very caring

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg and his Fellow are amazing. Someone is FINALLY diagnosing and treating my problem properly after being told by multiple neurologists that I didn't have a diagnosable problem!

5 out of 5 stars

I feel like I'm always being heard. The dr always asks my opinion about treatment. Asks if I understand or have any questions.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Grosberg always goes above and beyond for me. He never rushed me and answers all questions and concerns thoroughly

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Grosberg is outstanding. He ALWAYS takes the time to review what's going on, ask questions, follow up and make me feel like a person. He genuinely shows care and compassion. I am so grateful to have him as one of my medical providers.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg is thoroughly a great Neurologist and headache specialist as well as an extremely nice and passionate person. I drive one and half hours to visit him and It Is a great honor for me to be his patient.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg and the team at the Headache Center are excellent providers. They show genuine care and interest in your case and don’t treat you as just another number. My experience has been life-changing. I went from constant migraines and cluster headaches to only a few manageable headaches a month. They worked with me to find the right treatment and doses and I am very happy with them!

5 out of 5 stars

After more than 35 years of constant daily headaches, Dr. Grosberg was able to find a cause and solution to help me. In the 7 months he has been treating me, my constant headache is down from 100% of days to @10% of days, and my debilitating headaches are down from @12% of days to less than 4% of days. Completely changed my quality of life.Dr. Grosberg also has a great bedside manner. He is very personable and if you don't understand something, he is able to re-phrase it in ordinary english.He was also able to convince my insurance company I needed a prescribed medication.

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely detailed and I didn't feel the appointment was rushed. Made me feel like I mattered!!!

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding, in-depth knowledge, and great, calming bedside manner. Plus, he comes from Brooklyn ! What else could anyone ask for. ?? Very happy I had the opportunity to be treated by him.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg offered treatment options not offered before. I felt comfortable with his communications with me.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg is a phenomenal doctor. His attention to detail and caring demeanor has helped me deal calmly with my condition. Over the years he’s been hyper responsive and very understanding. Just like the A-Team, if you have a migraine headache and no one else can help and if you can get an appointment, maybe you can hire Dr. Grosberg.

5 out of 5 stars

I was listened to, understood and left with solutions!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Grosberg has been helping me manage my headaches for over a year now. He is always willing to answer my questions and provide me with the best care possible. He takes the time to explain my options and which he feels will work best for me and why. He genuinely cares about his patients and acts in their best interests.


Dr. Grosberg is the Director of the Hartford Healthcare Headache Program in Connecticut and Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Prior to this, he was Co-Director of the Montefiore Headache Center and Program Director of the Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship at the Montefiore Headache Center.

Dr. Grosberg earned his medical degree at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed a medical internship at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and his neurology residency and headache and facial pain fellowship at the Montefiore Headache Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Grosberg has been the recipient of several prestigious awards for his work, including the Clinical Headache Fellowship Award from the American Headache Society, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold DOC award, and the Members Choice Award for the Best Paper published in the journal Headache.

While Dr. Grosberg has extensive experience with clinical trials research, another primary academic area of interest is headache-related education. Accordingly, he has either authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, invited reviews, textbooks, book chapters, and abstracts. He was also an editor for the book Headache in the “Neurology in Practice” series. He has organized and led annual preceptorships for neurologists from Colombia, South America to promote their career growth in the field of headache medicine.

A respected colleague and sought-after lecturer, Dr. Grosberg has delivered more than 150 invited lectures locally, nationally, and internationally. Over more than a decade, Dr. Grosberg has trained many future physician leaders in the field of headache medicine, including the primary headache specialists for Israel, Puerto Rico, and Singapore. He has particular interests in the clinical aspects of headache, including diagnosis, classification, and definition of unusual headache syndromes, such as retinal migraine, new daily persistent headache, cluster headache, and nummular headache.

Dr. Grosberg is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and a member of the International Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology. For the American Headache Society, he was the past chair of the Refractory Headache section and serves on the Practice Management Committee and the special interest sections for procedural headache medicine, academic affairs, headache classification, inpatient headache, and women’s issues. He is also an invited reviewer for the journals Headache, Cephalalgia, and Headache Currents.



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