Dr. John G. Strugar, MD, Waterbury, CT, 06708

Dr. John Strugar is a board certified neurological surgeon with Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists who specializes in intracranial and spinal surgery.

Dr. Strugar has extensive experience with minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc orthoplasty (artificial discs), spine diseases, and skull-based neurosurgery. In addition, Dr. Strugar has published and presented extensive research on a wide range of topics, including brain and spinal tumors, and acute spinal cord and traumatic brain injury

Type of Spine Professional

  • Neurosurgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Acute Spinal Cord Injury
  • Back Pain And Neck Pain
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorders
  • Diseases of the Spine
  • Head Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Disease
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Back Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • High-Risk Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Skull Based Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion


  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Professional Distinctions

  • Chief of Spine and Skull Base Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Yale University School of Medicine
  • Chief of Neurosurgery at Waterbury Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Educational Committee
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons International Committee
  • American Medical Association
  • Connecticut State Neurosurgical Society
  • Connecticut Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Romanian Medical Society