Alan H. Daniels, MD

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

Alan H. Daniels, MD is a board-certified spine surgeon with the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He is chief of the division of spine surgery and is the chief of adult spinal deformity service at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is also the director of spine surgery research and is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Daniels’ practice focuses on treating 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, a dual fellowship-trained surgeon, received his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Brown University. His research focuses on optimization of outcomes following spinal deformity surgery, surgical complication prevention, and correction of complex spinal deformity.

He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, 300 national and international research posters/presentations, and has edited five orthopedic education textbooks. He is a member of the Lumbar Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

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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