Brown University Spine Research Lab
The Brown Spine Research Lab is an active research group that focuses on clinical, medicolegal, and basic science aspects of spine surgery. Dr. Daniels is the Lab Director, and works closely with his student and resident team to draw clinically important data from large National and International data sets.
Dr. Daniels' team is also active with studies examining patients treated locally, with studies evaluating detailed patient characteristics and outcomes. Finally, the Spine Research Lab completes work on spinal biomechanics, spinal implant technology, prevention of complications following surgery, and correction of complex spinal deformity.
Dr. Daniels mentors many Brown undergraduate students, medical students, and residents in performing research studies. The team has received multiple awards. He and his team have published over 220 peer-reviewed articles, 200 national and international research posters/presentations, and has edited 4 orthopedic education textbooks.
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.
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