Daniel E. Nijensohn, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS, FAANS

Honorary Staff, Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery; Honorary Professor, Neurosurgery; Emeritus Chief and Senior Neurosurgeon at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

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Dr. Daniel E. Nijensohn was born in Mendoza, Argentina, where he graduated in the National University of Cuyo Medical School with an MD, as valedictorian, summa cum laude and gold medalist,  first in his class. He served as foreign medical war volunteer in the 1967 Six-Day-War at the Tel- Hashomer Army Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel. He interned at the University of Buenos Aires teaching hospitals, followed by a surgical internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston. He  trained as a neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and got a Master of Science inNeurosurgery from the University of Minnesota  (MS) and then a Doctorate from the  UNCuyo (PhD) in neuroanatomy. He is Emeritus Chief of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Honorary Neurosurgeon, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT; past staff Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale Gamma Knife Center. He is Honorary Professor, Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine; past president, Connecticut Neurosurgical Society.

Education & Training

MSc University of Minnesota, Neurosurgery (1976)
PhD National University, Neuroanatomy (1976)
MD University of Cuyo (1970)
Chief Resident Associate Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Fellow Mayo Clinic
Resident Mayo Clinic
Resident Mayo Clinic
Intern Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center
Intern Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Intern Instituto de Investigaciones Medicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Foreign Volunteer Tel-Hashomer Government Hospital

Professional Service

  • Connecticut State Neurological Society President

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Contact Info

Daniel E. Nijensohn, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Mailing Address
Neurosurgery530 Hillside Road
Fairfield, CT 06824