Dr. Douglas began her career as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. In 2009, she moved to Fairfield County and became a partner in Greenwich Neurosurgery and developed the Connecticut Spine Institute, now Stamford Health Medical Group.
As a board-certified neurosurgeon with a generalized cranial and spinal neurosurgical practice, she specializes in minimally invasive spinal decompression and fusion techniques for degenerative, scoliotic, traumatic and neoplastic spinal disorders. She has been on staff at Stamford Hospital since 2009 and was named Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in 2014. Dr. Douglas was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the NYU-Langone Medical Center in 2010.
She began her research career with the Policy Action Committee of the World Health Organization while a medical student, and participates in clinical research in spine surgery, collaborating with many regional and national spine surgeons on cost-effectiveness research. She has won numerous awards for scholarship and her clinical research.
Ghogawala Z, Shaffrey CI, Asher AL, Heary RF, Logvinenko T, Malhotra NR, Dante SJ, Hurlbert RJ, Douglas AF, et al. The efficacy of lumbar discectomy and single-levelfusion for spondylolisthesis: results from the NeuroPoint-SD registry: clinical article. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Nov;19(5):555-563.
Lee DW, Binning MJ, Shanmugam VK, Schmidt RH, Couldwell WT, Meyer M, Cupps T, Douglas A, McGrail K. Muslin-induced intracranial vasculopathic stenosis: a report of two cases. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Jan;114(1):63-67.
Douglas AF, Christopher S, Amankulor N, et al. Carotid plaque length and parent vessel diameter significantly affect baseline ipsilateral intracranial blood flow. Neurosurgery. 2011 Oct;69(4):767-773.
Rushing EJ, Smith AB, Smirniotopoulos JG, Douglas AF, Zeng W, Azumi N. Occult leptomeningeal large cell medulloblastoma in an adult. Clin Neuropathol. 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):188-192.
Douglas AF, Cooper PR. Cervical corpectomy and strut grafting. Neurosurgery. 2007 Jan;60(1 Supp1 1):S137-S142. Lui YW
Law M, Jafar JJ, Douglas AF, Nelson PK. Perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging in a patient with locked-in syndrome after neurosurgical vascular bypass and endovascular embolization of a basilar artery aneurysm: a case report. Neurosurgery. 2006 Apr;58(4):E794; discussion E794.