Published on February 13, 2018

Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgeons Open New Practice in Milford

Milford Regional Medical Center is very pleased to welcome neurosurgeons Timothy Smith, MD, PhD, MPH, Hasan Zaidi, MD and Omar Arnaout, MD to their active medical staff.  These physicians have recently opened a new practice, Brigham and Women’s Neurosurgery of Milford, located in the Hill Health Center at Milford Regional.

Timothy Smith, MD, NeurosurgeonTimothy Smith, MD, PhD, MPH graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003 with a degree in medicine.  He completed a residency in neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois and holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Smith performed a fellowship in pituitary & endoscopic skull base neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  He is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Harvard Medical School. 

Hasan Zaidi, MD, NeurosurgeonHasan Zaidi, MD earned his degree in medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 2010.  He performed a neurosurgical residency and complex spine/adult spinal deformity fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.  In addition, Dr. Zaidi completed a pituitary/neuroendoscopic surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Zaidi is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Omar Arnaout, MD, NeurosurgeonOmar Arnaout, MD attended Northwestern University, Finberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois graduating with a degree in medicine in 2010.  He performed a neurological surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University and a fellowship in skull base surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.  He continued his training with a minimally invasive and endoscopic surgery fellowship at The Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia.  He is fluent in French and Arabic.

All three physicians treat the full spectrum of brain and spine disease including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, and complex spinal reconstruction for tumors and deformity, as well as brain tumors and vascular disease.  “We couldn’t be more excited to have such an esteemed group of Brigham and Women’s neurosurgeons practicing on our campus at Milford Regional,” says Edward J. Kelly, president & CEO of Milford Regional. “The much-needed presence here of Drs. Timothy Smith, Hasan Zaidi and Omar Arnaout for issues concerning the spine can already be seen by the growing number of patients seeking out their care. The community will certainly benefit from such close access to their surgical expertise.”

Appointments can be made with these physicians by calling 617-732-6600.



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