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Dr. Mark Hornyak

Dr. Hornyak is a board certified neurosurgeon is the chief of neurosurgery at Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut. Dr. Hornyak most recently worked in the Detroit area where he was chief of neurosurgery at Detroit Receiving Hospital, an assistant professor at Wayne State University and cared for patients at the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital. He is a general neurosurgeon who evaluates and surgically treats diseases of the nervous system. He cares for adults who have problems with their brain, spine, or peripheral nerves. While skilled in all areas of neurosurgery, he specializes in brain surgery, specifically the complex treatment of brain tumors.

Dr. Hornyak started his life in New England. He received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland and his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his surgical internship and residency in neurological surgery at New York Medical College. He elected to receive further training and completed a fellowship in skull base neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has been certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is active in many medical and neurosurgical societies.

He has authored several papers and book chapters. His research interest lies in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of benign tumors of the brain including pituitary adenoma, meningioma, and schwannoma. He enjoys teaching and remains involved in academic medicine by teaching medical students, residents, and fellows at the University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital.