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Dr. Carneiro




Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director of UNC Hospitals Spine Center


Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005

Residency: Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009

Fellowship: Sports and Spine Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010


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


  • musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • non-interventional spine care
  • interventional spine care
  • sports medicine
  • arthritis and joint injections
  • exercise

Recent Honors

Dr. Scholl’s Research Award, 2009
Walter E. Heller Chief Resident, 2008-2009
Meyer S. Gunther Award, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2007-2008

Professional Affiliations

International Spine Intervention Society
American College of Sports Medicine
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Current Research

Novel Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy – A Dietary Approach
Funding Agency: Mayday Fund
Additional Funding from: North American Spine Society (NASS)
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent Publications

Mihalik JP, Lynall RC, Teel EF, Carneiro KA. Clinical implications of concussion management in soccer. Journal of Sport and Health Science. (In Review.)

James L, Carneiro K. Abnormal uterine bleeding in a postmenopausal woman after an intra-articular knee injection with triamcinolone. PMR. January 2014.

Gaught A, Carneiro K. Evidence for exercise in osteoarthritis. Physician and Sports Medicine. February 2013.

Filer W, Carneiro, K, Poplawski K. Back pain – tennis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2011; 45(5): S139.

Carneiro K, Rittenberg J. Exercise for Low Back Pain. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. Allison Stout, MD, Ed. November, 2010.

Carneiro K, Lento P. Adhesive capsulitis. Common Problems in Rehabilitation Medicine: Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational. William Micheo, Ed. 2010.

Carneiro K. Facial nerve and blink reflex study. McLean Course in Electrodiagnostics. Christopher Visco & Gary Chimes, Eds. 2010.