Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center; Division Director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital

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Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH is Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, Department of Neurosurgery and Division Director of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is board certified in both physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in pain medicine. Prior to joining Rhode Island Hospital, Carayannopoulos was the medical director of the Spine Center within the Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, and medical director of the Lahey at Emerson Spine Program at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. He has a national reputation as a leader in both interventional spine and pain medicine.

He serves on several national committees including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is on the editorial board of multiple internationally recognized pain and rehabilitation peer reviewed journals. He is a consultant in spinal cord stimulation and works with both academia and industry to advance the field of neuromodulation through research and education. He is actively involved in clinical research on spinal cord stimulation as well as stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease.

Carayannopoulos earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and a fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He also earned a master of public health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Additionally, he is a Harvard-trained medical acupuncturist and a U.S. Navy-trained specialist in diving medicine and radiation health.


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