Neurology at Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital Neurologists (part of the Middlesex Multispecialty Group) perform a wide array of neurological evaluations and diagnoses in their own offices or at the hospital in Middletown, Connecticut.

At Middlesex Hospital, we are committed to successfully implementing a higher standard of care by making sure each patient receives treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

The Neurology team at Middlesex Hospital cares for patients with varied conditions, disorders and diseases, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Severe headaches



Your Middlesex Hospital Neurology Team

When you choose the Department of Neurology at Middlesex Hospital, you have chosen a hospital that brings together the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of specialists to address the physical, emotional, social and occupational issues that surround neurological disorders.

Team members include board-certified neurologists, psychologists, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and more. All are focused on one goal: To provide each patient with the most effective treatment plan possible.


Neurology (Brain)

Ashish Adlakha, M.D.

Ashish Adlakha, M.D.
Dr. Adlakha has been working as a neurologist with additional interest in headache medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT – a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. He is also the Medical Director of Middlesex Hospital Sleep Center.

Ashish Adlakha, MD completed his internal medicine internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He went on to complete his neurology residency at Tufts University, Boston, where he extensively trained in electromyography (EMG). Dr. Adlakha also completed his sleep medicine fellowship from JFK Medical Center - Seton Hall University in Edison, NJ.

Dr. Adlakha's procedural skills include: Ectromyography and Nerve Conduction (EMG) studies, Electroencephalography (EEG), interpretation of sleep studies, Botox injections for chronic migraine, and other neurological disorders – trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks and medical acupuncture. He also teaches medical residents.

Dr. Adlakha has a strong belief in delivering care through a personal relationship with his patients, including open communication and empathy.

Elena Bortan, M.D.

Elena Bortan, M.D.
Dr. Bortan is a member of Middlesex Hospital MultiSpecialty Group and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Neurology. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania, and served her Internal Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical Center and Neurology residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bortan completed a Movement Disorders fellowship program at Lahey Clinic.

Nabi Chowdhury, M.D.

Nabi Chowdhury, M.D.
Dr. Chowdhury specializes in neurology. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed internship at State University of New York Upstate Medical University and residency in Neurology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. He subsequently completed his Neurology fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chowdhury is board-certified in neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He joined the Middlesex Hospital MultiSpecialty Group in 2012.

Margaret E. O'Donoghue, M.D.

Margaret E. O'Donoghue, M.D.
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Neurology, Dr. O'Donoghue specializes in the evaluation and care of patients with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. She received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and served her Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center and Neurology residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. O'Donoghue completed a fellowship in Stroke/Cerebrovascular Disease at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Edward S. Tucker, M.D.

Edward S. Tucker, M.D.
Dr. Tucker is a Senior Attending physician at Middlesex Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tucker completed his residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center and Yale University School of Medicine. He has specialized training in Submarine & Diving Medicine from the Naval Undersea Medical Institute.

Marina Zaretskaya-Fuchs, M.D.

Marina Zaretskaya-Fuchs, M.D.
Dr. Zaretskaya-Fuchs earned her medical degree at Kiev State Medical School in Ukraine. She completed her residency in Neurology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, IN. She also completed a Fellowship in Neurophysiology at Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Quality Measures

Middlesex Hospital is proud to be one of the first hospitals in Connecticut to voluntarily participate in major quality programs conducted by several government and healthcare industry organizations.

The foremost quality program in which we participate is called "Core Measures." These quality measures were developed by The Joint Commission — the nation’s foremost accrediting body in health care — and based on quality indicators from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Adherence to Core Measures has been shown to improve patient outcomes dramatically.

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