Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics


Alan H. Daniels, MD is a spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He serves as the Chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is also the Director of Spine Surgery Research, and Co-Director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship.


Dr. Daniels’ 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 Dr. Daniels’ patients have undergone 1 or more previous spinal surgeries, although he also performs primary spinal surgery.


Dr. Daniels received his medical degree from the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He completed an orthopaedic trauma fellowship, followed by an orthopaedic and spinal research fellowship at Brown University. His research focuses on spinal biomechanics, spinal implant technology, prevention of complications following surgery, and correction of complex spinal deformity.


He has published over 125 peer reviewed articles, 130 national and international research posters/presentations, and has edited 3 orthopedic education textbooks. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.



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