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Kunal Sood, MD

About

Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Born at Shady Grove Hospital and spending his youth in Germantown, Dr. Kunal Sood is thrilled to be practicing medicine in his hometown.

“I’m very excited about serving the community where I grew up, while being close to friends and family again,” said the Northwest High School graduate. “It is a dream to provide pain relief and bring back quality of life to patients.”

Dr. Sood joined National Pain & Spine Centers in July 2018 after completing his interventional pain medicine fellowship and anesthesiology residency at Wayne State University's Detroit Medical Center.

Earning his medical degree from American University of Antigua, Dr. Sood was part of AUA's twinning program studying basic medical sciences at Manipal University in India. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences in 2008 from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Sood was drawn to anesthesiology because of the diverse cases, procedure variety and helping patients navigate a stressful time in their lives. While practicing anesthesiology, he was attracted by the pain management aspect of the speciality.

"I love the instant gratification of relieving my patient's pain," he said. "Chronic pain is much more difficult to treat; that challenge is what draws me to the field. It is satisfying when my patients are able to improve their quality of life by following a multimodal treatment plan. I want to help them by using the most current and effective therapies to live pain free."

Dr. Sood's goal is to quickly diagnose the source of pain, discuss the most effective evidence-based medicine, diet and lifestyle modifications and create a personalized thorough treatment plan for each patient making modifications as needed. "Living with chronic pain is debilitating," he said. "By diagnosing and treating the cause of my patient's pain, I hope to immediately bring back their quality of life."

One treatment that Dr. Sood is excited about is the future of spinal cord stimulation noting it has been effective for patients that want to avoid more invasive surgery. "The technology has advanced in the past few years," he said. "I am hopeful it will help even more patients."

Passionate about health and fitness, Dr. Sood spends his downtime away from the practice playing tennis and improving his swing at Top Golf in Germantown. He also loves to stay active by traveling, trying new restaurants and visiting with family and friends.

Affiliations Germantown, Alexandria
Awards
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Published in Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia
Education
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • Detroit Medical Center United States Detroit, MI 2018
  • Internship
  • Detroit Medical Center United States Detroit, MI 2014
  • Medical School
  • American University of Antigua [ None or N/A ] 2013
  • Manipal University -AUA Twinning Program India Manipal 2011
  • Residency
  • Detroit Medical Center United States Detroit, MI 2017
  • Undergraduate
  • University of Maryland, College park United States Collge Park, MD 2008

Reviews

  • 05/27/2021
    Rating: 5

    I am extremely satisfied with the service I received. The doctor explained what my options were and his recommendation was for what is best for me. He listened to what was most important to me.

  • 05/25/2021
    Rating: 5

    Very respectful listen to your needs and concerns and quick with patients .

  • 05/21/2021
    Rating: 5

    The team is wonderful and they make you feel like family

  • 05/21/2021
    Rating: 5

    Everyone is so courteous and always smiling. Dr Sood and his assistant were very knowledgeable and answered all my questions to my best setisfaction. Thank you National National spine center for having such wonderful people.