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    SpineCare Long Island

Physician Bios


Brian J. McHugh, M.D.

Neurological Surgeon

Dr. Brian McHugh is an attending Neurosurgeon with SpineCare Long Island. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the VCU School of Medicine and served as the Section Chief of Neurosurgery at INOVA Alexandria hospital in the Washington, DC area. Dr. McHugh completed his neurosurgery training at Yale University and focused on Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. He went on to complete fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

His unique background working with both children and adults who have both large deformities and smaller scale routine pathologies has given Dr McHugh a broad experience and surgical skill set that he brings to each patient. Additionally, having completed his spine training in both Orthopedics (Hospital for Special Surgery) and Neurosurgery (Yale University) he can offer a truly comprehensive approach to patient care. Dr McHugh works with a sophisticated multi-disciplinary team to meet each of his patient’s treatment goals.

Although he treats all neurosurgical diseases, Dr McHugh has a special interest in the management of complex spinal deformities with minimally invasive techniques. A native of Massachusetts, Dr. McHugh currently resides in Cold Spring Harbor with his wife and their three children.


Over the past 20 years, the spine physicians at Spine Care Long Island have been the preferred back doctor for low back pain and neck pain patients from across Long Island, from the North Shore and South Shore of Nassau County and Suffolk County, and from Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn to the East End. Those with back pain or neck pain often struggle to find a back doctor or spine center that can provide a second opinion for spine surgery and offer nonsurgical treatment for back pain, neck pain, scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and pain symptoms related to a herniated disc. Spine Care Long Island is a regional spine center that provides spinal injections, minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc surgery and other advances in spine care.



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