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Adam Carinci, M.D.

Adam Carinci, M.D.

Pain Management , Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

4.6 out of 5 stars
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Pain Treatment Center

180 Sawgrass Drive, Suite 210
Rochester, NY 14620

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Adam J Carinci, M.D. is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, author and speaker with over a decade of pain medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of the...
Dr. Adam J Carinci, M.D. is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, author and speaker with over a decade of pain medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of the Pain Management Division and Director of the Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Dr. Carinci's research has focused on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and chronic opioid therapy. Dr. Carinci has interventional / surgical expertise in all facets of interventional pain with a particular focus on Spinal cord stimulation, Intradiscal therapies, MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression), Sacroiliac Joint Fusion, Percutaneous Discectomy, Vertiflex, Spinal Simplicity / Minuteman and vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty.

Dr. Carinci is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)

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Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. 2009 - 2010

Residency, Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. 2006 - 2009

Internship, Internal Medicine, Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore. 2005 - 2006


MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 2005


Journal Articles

Preliminary study of the impact of elevated circulating plasma levels of catecholamines on opioid requirements for acute surgical pain.

Uribe-Rivera, A; Rasubala, L; Machado-Perez, AC; Ren, YF; Malmström, H; Carinci, A.

J Clin Transl Sci. 2021; 5(1): e114.

Abuse-deterrent opioid analgesics: a guide for clinicians

Carinci AJ.

Pain management. 2020; 10(1): 55-62.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.7 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

We discussed an MRI and I agreed.

Feb 28, 2024

5.0 stars

Excellent provider

Feb 18, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr.C, I call him is the most concerning Dr.and will continue to do his best to work with you,he will not give up easily!!!!

Jan 25, 2024

5.0 stars

I have already recommended the office and Dr Carinci specifically to a few friends with chronic pain issues

Dec 20, 2023

5.0 stars

I recommended this practice to my family and associates

Dec 15, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Carinci is an excellent Pain Management Provide [...].

Dec 04, 2023

5.0 stars

1st Dr in 3 years that actually addressed my problems/issues!!!!

Dec 03, 2023

1.5 stars

I would not recommend him to anybody like I said the first impression is the last one and he definitely left the lasting one well I hope I never have to see him again

Jul 31, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Adam Carinci is RESPECTFUL, caring and I like how he listens and interacts with his patients. He is just a very nice doctor.i would recommend him to anyone who needs a pain doctor!!!

Jul 19, 2023

5.0 stars

I have already recommended this office to friends

Jul 07, 2023


I have recommended this doctor to other people.very,very good Dr.

Jun 14, 2023


The treatment is coming up so I can't really know yet how i'll feel until then; overall, the appointment went well and I had the confidence to continue with treatment next visit.

Jun 12, 2023


The Pain Management group is not ideal for my condition; however they were attentive to my condition.

Jun 07, 2023


I have already recommended Dr. Carinci to a friend who suffers chronic pain from a really bad car accident years ago that left them disabled

May 11, 2023


He knows his field. Gave me hope instead of despair as the last provider did.

May 03, 2023


I saw this doctor for about 1 minute. Never sat down. Stayed in doorway. I felt very rushed and was unable to ask the questions I wanted too

Apr 26, 2023


I have told my friend about him. She also wants to see him.

Mar 27, 2023


Nurse practitioner explained the procedure to me. The dr. came in at the end for 2-3 minutes.

Mar 25, 2023


At this visit the provider spent maybe 5 minutes with me. Did not discuss anything with me but did answer the questions that I presented. [...]

Feb 02, 2023


Helped me with hip, back for pain with injections.

Jan 18, 2023


I have recommended this provider to family and friends in the past

Jan 09, 2023



Jan 05, 2023


[...] The doctor was pleasant but I felt like he was rushing some onto the next patient.

Dec 23, 2022


I feel like I wasn't listened to and my concerns weren't addressed just because it was a Friday afternoon [...]

Nov 24, 2022


Dr. Carinci was very short from the minute he walked into the room until he left. [...]

Oct 13, 2022


I have had appts with Dr. Carinci 3 times in the past 4 years. The first 2 appts were excellent [...]

Sep 25, 2022


Made a first good impression.

Sep 22, 2022


[...] I have never been more disappointed with a Dr. In any treatment I've ever had.

Sep 21, 2022


Excellent provider

Aug 27, 2022


Never a problem.

Aug 26, 2022


Dr. Carinci is very personable and I feel very confident in his experience & diagnosis.

May 16, 2022


Doctor Adam Carinci is very caring compassionate doctor has taken exceptional care of me I wouldn't use any other doctor. And I'm very leery about doctors.

May 13, 2022


Very good

Apr 28, 2022


Doctor seemed very rushed

Apr 11, 2022


This was a very scary appointment for me and Dr. Carinci was patient and listened very thorough, calm and provided reassurance. It really helped to calm some fears. This right here meant the world to me.

Apr 09, 2022


Dr Carinci is very important and special to me. Helps me to be stronger and get better without using pain meds!

Mar 10, 2022