Norman Prince Spine Institute

Overview

The Norman Prince Spine Institute at Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital, is made up of surgeons and clinicians who are dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from a wide range of disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team includes world-class experts utilizing a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach that uses innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques specifically designed and individualized for each patient.

Our multidisciplinary team offers a full complement of effective treatment options and services, including:

  • Surgical treatment
  • Medical management
  • Spine-specific physical and occupational therapy
  • Interventional procedures
  • Complementary and alternative medical options
  • Behavioral health services

 

Highly specialized physicians provide services ranging from surgical intervention to minimally invasive spine surgery, injections, and other interventions, including:

  • Discectomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Percutaneous or open spinal instrumentation and fusion for back and neck pain
  • Radical tumor resection and reconstruction
  • Spinal reconstruction for traumatic spine injuries
  • Highly complex spinal deformity correction with osteotomies
  • Disc replacement
  • Intrathecal pumps
  • Dynamic stabilization

 

Conditions we treat:

  • Congenital spinal disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease (Spondylosis)
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Spine trauma or injury

Our Team

Department Chair

Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD

Julius Stoll, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital
Clinical Director, Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute
President, Neurosurgery Foundation

Directors

Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute
Director, Spinal Surgery Division

Keith-Austin Scarfo, DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Interim Co-Director, Norman Prince Spine Institute

Neurosurgery Department Clinical Faculty

Joaquin Q. Camara, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Deus J. Cielo, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director,Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division
Co-Director,Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Director,Miriam Hospital Neurosurgery Program

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Jared S. Fridley, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Spinal Outcomes Laboratory

Maria A. Guglielmo, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgery at Kent Hospital
Director, Neurosurgery Pain Program

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine

Tianyi (Tim) Niu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Prakash Sampath, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Immunotherapy Program
Director, Neurosurgery at Roger Williams Medical Center

Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice-Chair, Quality Improvement
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Justin Y. Li, MD

Attending Physician

Neurosurgery Department Clinical Staff

Katherine Bangs

PA-CSC Medical

Allison Malo

PA-CSC Medical

Rose Moriarty

NP - CSC Medical

Kathleen Johnston

PA - CSC Newport

Neuro-Oncologists

Heinrich Elinzano, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine, Clinician Educator
Co-Director, Brain Cancer Committee
Co-Director, Brown University Oncology Research Group
Neuro-Oncology Medical Lead, Lifespan Cancer Institute

Neuroradiologists

Jerrold L. Boxerman, MD,PhD, FACR

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Section Director, Neuroradiology
Medical Director, Brain Science Program MRI Research Facility

Jeffrey M. Rogg, MD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging
Director, Neuroradiology
Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital

Glenn A. Tung, MD, FACR

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

Psychiatrist
Elizabeth McLaughlin, PhD

Physiatrists
Keith Scarfo, DO
Claudia Wheeler, DO

Radiation Oncologists
Jarek Hepel, MD
Tim Kinsella, MD
Thomas DiPetrillo, MD

Research

Neurosurgery Department

Spinal Surgery Outcomes Laboratory

Center for Innovative Neurotechnology for Neural Repair

Other collaborations
Brown University – David Borton, PHD Brown Biomed Engineering

“We have what we feel is a very comprehensive and sophisticated spine program in that it is multi-disciplinary and multi-subspecialized and entirely patient-centered.”

– Adetokunbo A. Oyelese, MD, PhD

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788

Spine Surgery Booklet PDF

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