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Adam J. Carinci, MD

Director, Center for Pain Medicine

  • Phone: 617-726-3030
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Pain Management Center
Clinical Interests
Chronic pain management
Pain management
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Spinal stenosis
Cancer pain
Regional anesthesia
Clinical trials
Drug Development
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Clinical care: My clinical expertise focuses on comprehensive pain management for chronic pain patients acute (postoperative) pain.  In my role in the multi-disciplinary, outpatient, Chronic Pain Clinic, I evaluate and treat patients with a variety of chronic and cancer-related pain. Additionally, on our inpatient Acute Pain Service, I attend to the needs of postoperative pain patients, including those with epidural and peripheral nerve catheters.

Research and education: My research interests focus on furthering strategies and treatment methods that can be employed to inhibit the progression of acute to chronic pain. I am also involved in clinical trials involving novel analgesics and interventions for pain management from proof-of-concept studies to phase II and III multi-center studies. I teach fellows, residents and medical students in all areas where I attend clinically.

Administrative: I am the Director for the MGH Center for Pain Medicine wherein I oversee all activities at both our Boston and Waltham Pain centers.


Sample Publications

1. Carinci AJ, Mao J. Pain and Opioid Addiction: What Is the Connection? Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2010 February; 14(1):17-21.

2. Carinci AJ, Mehta P, Christo, PJ. Chronic Pain in Torture Victims. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2010 April; 14(2):73-79.

3. Christo PJ, Christo DK, Carinci AJ, Freischlag JA. Single CT-Guided Chemodenervation of the Anterior Scalene Muscle with Botulinum Toxin for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Pain Med. 2010 Apr;11(4):504-11.

4. Carinci AJ. Careers in Anesthesiology: The Joy of Volunteering. Volume XI. Book Review. Eds. Caton D. and McGoldrick KE. Anesthesiology. 2010 Feb;112(2):503

5. Carinci AJ, Christo PJ. All I Had Was a Knee Bursectomy, Do I Now Have RSD? In: Gallagher, Lewis, Schwengel eds. Core Clinical Competencies in Anesthesiology: A Case-based Approach. Cambridge University Press, 1 edition, April 30, 2010.

6. Carinci AJ, Christo PJ. Physician Impairment: Is Recovery Feasible? Pain Physician. 2009 May-Jun;12(3):487-91

7. Carinci AJ, Christo PJ. Cancer Pain and Pharmacotherapies. In: Heitmiller G, eds. The Johns Hopkins Handbook of Anesthesia, Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009.

8. Carinci AJ, Mazloomdoost D, Towsley D, Stonemetz J. Documentation, Economics and Legal Aspects of Anesthesiology. In: Heitmiller G, eds. The Johns Hopkins Handbook of Anesthesia, Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009.

9. Raja SN, Carinci A, Baron R. Sympathetically Maintained Pain in CRPS II: Human Experimentation. In: Schmidt RF, Willis WD, editors. Encyclopedic Reference of Pain, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 2007.

Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3030

Center for Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117

Phone: 617-726-8810

Chronic Pediatric Pain Clinic
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2737
Fax: 617-724-0702

Mass General West Pain Medicine
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 617-726-8810