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Adam Carinci, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 242-1300

Administrative: (585) 275-1385

Fax: (585) 473-5007

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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 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.



MD | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Residency in Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital

06/02/2005 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

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Journal Articles

Uribe-Rivera, A; Rasubala, L; Machado-Perez, AC; Ren, YF; Malmström, H; Carinci, A. "Preliminary study of the impact of elevated circulating plasma levels of catecholamines on opioid requirements for acute surgical pain." J Clin Transl Sci. 2021; 5(1): e114.

Carinci AJ. "Abuse-deterrent opioid analgesics: a guide for clinicians". Pain management. 2020; 10(1): 55-62.