Chief, Spine Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital

Mark Palumbo, MD specializes in reconstructive and trauma surgery for the adult spine with special expertise in the operative treatment of cervical spine disorders.

The fellowship-trained surgeon performs a variety of surgical procedures on the neck and back that are directed at relieving compression of the neurologic structures. Dr. Palumbo also reconstructs parts of the spine to eliminate spinal column instability and deformity. His research interests include arthritis of the cervical spine, spinal stenosis and neck injuries in the athlete.

Dr. Palumbo earned his medical degree from Boston University and completed his orthopedic residency at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

A Rhode Island native, Dr. Palumbo is professor and chief of the division of spine surgery in the department of orthopaedics at The Warren Alpert Medical School. He serves as a consultant team physician for the Brown University department of athletics.

Dr. Palumbo is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society, the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society and the American Medical Association. He has received numerous teaching awards and serves on multiple committees within The Warrem Alpert Medical School department of orthopaedics and the national academic spine societies.



Areas of Expertise

Cervical Spine Disorders
Spine Surgery
Trauma Surgery

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Boston University School of Medicine
Residency:Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Alpert Medical School
Fellowship:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine