Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics


Alan H. Daniels, MD is a Board-Certified 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, an Assistant Professor of orthopaedic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 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 his patients have undergone one or more previous spinal surgeries, although he also performs primary spinal surgery.

Dr. Daniels, a fellowship-trained spine 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 spinal biomechanics, optimization of outcomes following spinal deformity surgery, complication prevention, and correction of complex spinal deformity.

He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, 150 national and international research posters/presentations, and has edited 4 orthopedic education textbooks. He is a member of the Lumbar Spine Research Society and is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society.

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