‘Checking the Vitals’: Dr. Daniels discusses career, training residents, and surgeon selection with podcast

Dr. Alan Daniels, Chief of Spine Surgery at University Orthopedics, Rhode Island Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital, recently joined the “Checking the Vitals” podcast. Among the topics covered, Dr. Daniels discussed how he found his way to both healthcare and to his surgical specialty. He also discusses how he handles training his residents and his theory on how a patient should seek out the best surgeon for their needs.


About Dr. Daniels

Alan H. Daniels, MD is a Board-Certified spine surgeon who specializes in adult spinal deformity and other complex spinal disorders. He serves as Chief of Spine for the Orthopedic Department at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is also Director of Spine Surgery Research, an Associate Professor at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and co-director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Daniels is a high-volume spine surgeon, performing over 450 spine surgeries per year. His 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.