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Dr. Kevin Carniero - UNC NeurosurgeryPhysiatrist

New Patients/Referrals: (984) 974-4210
Returns/Follow-up: (984) 974-4210

A native of Canada, Dr. Carneiro who received an honors undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1999. In 2005, he received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, he completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and a fellowship in Sports and Spine Rehabilitation at Northwestern University Medical School / Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC). He is a board-certified physiatrist in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as sports medicine.

Prior to coming to UNC, Dr. Carneiro served as a clinical instructor and chief resident at RIC. While there, he received the Meyer S. Gunther Award, which is given to the second-year resident who displays the art of listening, understanding and interacting with patients. Additionally, he won the Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Award and the Dr. Scholl’s Research Award.

He has conducted research and written book chapters and journal articles on musculoskeletal, sports and occupational rehabilitation medicine, most recently on exercise for low back pain. He presents regular lecture modules in musculoskeletal, sports and spine rehabilitation, and has lectured at various meetings on subjects ranging from complementary and alternative approaches to pain management, to return-to-play guidelines for athletes.

Outside of work, Dr. Carneiro enjoys daily exercise, competing in triathlons, meditation, singing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his family and friends.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, non-interventional spine care, interventional spine care, sports medicine, arthritis and joint injections, exercise

Fellowship – Sports and Spine Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010
Residency – Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009
Medical School – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2010
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, 2010

For recent publications, visit Dr. Kevin Carniero’s PubMed listing.