Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan Physician Group

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Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, FAAPMR, FAAOE, FFSMB is chief of the departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital, and chief of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation of Lifespan Physician Group. He is also a physician at the Norman Prince Spine Institute, and is a clinical associate professor of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Carayannopoulos is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as in pain medicine. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship in pain medicine at Dartmouth Medical School/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He earned a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and obtained special certification in medical acupuncture from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Carayannopoulos is internationally known as a leader in rehabilitation, interventional spine treatment, and pain medicine. He holds leadership roles for several national and international committees, serving on the board of directors of the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience; president of the Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians; vice president of the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners; co-chair of the International Neuromodulation Society Young Neuromodulator Committee; vice-chair of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Neuromodulation Special Interest Group; and member-at-large on the American Academy of Physical Medicine Evidence Committee and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Committee. 


Pain Management
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise

Comprehensive Spine Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Stimulation

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Residency:Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Fellowship:Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Meet Dr. Alexios Carayannopoulos