Laert Rusha, MD, is a fellowship-trained pain management specialist who practices at the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island and Newport Hospitals. Dr. Rusha earned his medical degree at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Dr. Rusha has particular expertise in neuromodulation, spinal procedures for pain management and ultrasound guided nerve blocks. Dr. Rusha is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, where he serves as the treasurer for the Rhode Island chapter.



University of Massachusetts Medical School

B.Sc Biochemistry, Honors
Trinity College

Post-Graduate Training

Residency in Anesthesiology
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore MD

Fellowship in Pain Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore MD

Board Certifications
Board-Certified, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2021.


Attending Physician

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Rusha has many honors, memberships and publications. To see a full list of credentials, download his CV.


Multimodal approach to treatment of pain, spinal cord stimulation, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, resident and medical student education, outcome improvement in the field of pain medicine

Rhode Island Hospital,
593 Eddy Street,
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788