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Daniel R. Kendall, DO

  • Undergraduate
  • Midwestern University Chicago United States Downers Grove, IL 1999
  • Residency
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago, IL 2003
  • Medical School
  • Midwestern University Chicago United States Downers Grove, IL 1999
  • Internship
  • Lutheran Medical Center United States Brooklyn, NY 2000
  • Fellowship
  • John Hopkins University United States Baltimore, MD 2004


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

Affiliations McLean, National Harbor
  • Top Doctors, Arlington Magazine 2021
  • Top Doc for Northern Virginia Magazine 2021
  • The Washingtonian 2021
  • 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, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Consumers' Checkbook in Washington Area 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


  • 11/19/2023
    Rating: 4.2

    Dr. Kendall and his nurses are great. [...]

  • 11/17/2023
    Rating: 5

    Overall care from Dr. Kendall and his team. Staff has a genuine hospitality that helps make you feel calm and comfortable when dealing with pain.

  • 11/16/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Kendall always listens to concerns about ongoing issues and provides the best treatment for relieving pain---always!

  • 11/16/2023
    Rating: 5

    Professional; and great service.