Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, MS, is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine and is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Scarfo is Co-Director of the Norman Prince Spine Institute and has a special interest in spinal cord stimulation. Prior to joining the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island Hospital in 2014, he was the medical director of the Pain Management Center, through the department of anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth in Massachusetts.

Dr. Scarfo earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in pain medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.


D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

M.S., Biomedical Chemistry, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

B.S., Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Post-Graduate Training 
Pain Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Intern, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

Board Certifications
Board-Certified, The American Board of Anesthesiology, 2011


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair, Pain and Opioid Stewardship Committee
Medical Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Intrathecal Pump Program
Vice President, Rhode Island Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Inc.

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Scarfo has many honors, memberships and publications. Download his CV for full credentials.

Comprehensive Spine Center
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Dept. of Neurosurgery
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