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Kunal Sood, MD


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
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Published in Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Virginia Magazine Top Doctor Award - 2021/2022
  • 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


  • 01/12/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Sood is excellent. He's informative, discusses options, and is collaborative. The practice's staff are professional.

  • 01/07/2022
    Rating: 4

    [...] I am happy with the quality of patient care that I receive from the physician, PA’s and medical staff. [...]

  • 12/18/2021
    Rating: 5

    My first visit to this office was the best experience ever. From the moment I walked in, everyone was so kind and smiled.Dr. Sood was a real pleasure to walk into his office. He spends a great amount of time discussing your health with you and does so patiently. He’s very kind and truly cares for your well-being and health.He is the best ! Thank you Dr.Sood and all his stuff.

  • 12/17/2021
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Sood really understands your pain and wants to help get it under control. The reception staff is really great and understanding to your scheduling needs