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Daniel Kendall, DO


Primary Specialty: Anesthesiology

Dr. Kendall has long been interested in the field of pain management and finds his chosen career to be deeply rewarding. An expert clinician with advanced training in sophisticated, non-surgical techniques, Dr. Kendall administers pain-relieving therapies that significantly improve quality of life. He is one of the region’s most proficient physicians in performing fluoroscopic-guided procedures, including epidural nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty, vertebroplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and non-surgical disc decompression techniques.

Dr. Kendall joined National Spine & Pain Centers in 2004 after completing a fellowship in interventional pain management at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A respected leader among his colleagues, Dr. Kendall was elected Chief Fellow and ultimately served as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Well versed in his field, Dr. Kendall has published articles and lectured nationally on a range of interventional pain management topics, including the use of spinal cord stimulation, thermal annuloplasty, and radiofrequency rhizotomy in treating back pain, as well as pharmacological approaches to chronic pain. He serves on the National Physician Advisory Board for Advanced Bionics as a thought leader on best practices for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technology in clinical medicine. In addition, he conducts seminars instructing physicians on how to perform advanced SCS procedures and is regularly consulted on challenging cases.

Prior to his fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Kendall completed his residency at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, where he also served as Chief Resident. He earned his osteopathic degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board-certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He maintains several active memberships, including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, International Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and American Osteopathic Association.

When Dr. Kendall is not tackling the challenges of pain management, he’s challenging his skills in softball, basketball, tennis, golf, and snowboarding.

Northern Virginia Magazine 2019 award

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Kendall has been a real life saver for me and I recommend him to friends frequently. Although I look forward to being pain free without the use of steroids (not sure if that is possible) in the future I feel working with Dr. Kendall is a key part to controlling the pain in the meantime.” – Debbie

“I have a lot of trust in Dr. Kendall and all the staff. Without their help I would not have the “sense of self” which enables me to continue feeling like I am a human being.” – Mark

“Dr. Kendall is MY HERO!!!! He is seriously a LIFESAVER & ABSOLUTELY AMAZING & I can never repay him for what he has done for me with helping me find out what was wrong & helping me find ways to fix it and or cope with it. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. He is truly the ABSOLUTE BEST. He is so good at what he does and he truly cares about his patients!!!!!” – Kristin

“Dr. Kendall recommended Kyphoplasty treatment for my back pain. Within an hour of the procedure, I was home and almost entirely pain-free. My recovery has been so successful that I am now back to participating in water aerobics and Pilates. The pain that made it almost impossible for me to get out of bed and stand up straight without getting physically ill is now completely gone. This has been a blessing to me. I feel so much better. I can actually stand up again!” Salwa (view full story)

Affiliations McLean
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2020
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2019
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2019
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2019
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2018
  • Best Doctors, Virginia Living Health and Wellness Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2018
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2015
  • National Instructor & Consultant, Boston Scientific, St. Jude Medical
  • Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital United States Baltimore, MD 2004
  • Internship
  • Lutheran Medical Center United States Brooklyn, NY 2000
  • Medical School
  • Midwestern Univ., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine [ None or N/A ] Downers Grove, IL 1999
  • Residency
  • Northwestern Univ Medical School United States Chicago, IL 2003
  • Undergraduate
  • Northern Arizona University United States Flagstaff, AZ 1992


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 10/31/2020
    Rating: 5

    Everyone was nice and helpful

  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 5

    Time to see the doctor. nice caring personal .

  • 10/30/2020
    Rating: 5

    The staff is very encouraging when you are in for treatment— very friendly. Dr. Kendall is great!

  • 10/29/2020
    Rating: 5

    The entire staff is friendly, caring, polite, and are looking out for each patients comfort and needs. There is a sense of privacy that makes talking to the PA or Dr. Kendall easy and comfortable. Dr. Kendall treats each patient in a kind manner and takes a special interest in each patient. Thank you!