Alan H. Daniels, MD

Chief, Division of Spine Surgery, and Director, Adult Spinal Deformity Service, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals

Alan H. Daniels, MD, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in adult spinal deformity and other complex spinal disorders, is chief of the Division of Spine Surgery and director of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, part of the Lifespan Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Daniels is also a professor of orthopedic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and co-director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Daniels is a high-volume spine surgeon, performing over 500 spine surgeries per year. His practice focuses on patients who suffer from scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, failed spinal surgery, degenerative spinal disease, as well as spinal trauma and spinal tumors. Many of his patients have undergone one or more previous spinal surgeries, although he also performs primary spinal surgery.

Dr. Daniels completed medical school at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, and orthopedic surgery residency training at Brown University. He then completed additional spine surgery fellowship training with Mark Palumbo, MD and Phil Lucas, MD, before being recruited back to Rhode Island as their partner. His research focuses on spinal biomechanics, optimization of outcomes following spinal deformity surgery, and prevention of complications after spine surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Daniels is an internationally renowned researcher and has published over 480 peer-reviewed articles, 550 national and international research posters/presentations, and has edited four orthopedic education textbooks. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Lumbar Spine Research Society, and the Scoliosis Research Society. His research has won many awards, including the SRS Whitecloud, Russell A. Hibbs, and John H. Moe awards.

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  • Medical School:  University of Oregon Health Sciences Center
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School
  • Fellowship:  Rhode Island Hospital