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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.

"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."

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.

Dr. Sood is an active member of the following societies:

  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • DMV Pain Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Montgomery Medical Society

Social Media

Dr. Sood is active on both Tiktok and Instagram, garnering more than 1.4 million and 110 thousand followers on each respective platform. His content primarily focuses on Informational videos addressing Public health, health and fitness tips, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, tips for medical students/residents, and medical humor.

Living Without Pain Podcast: Dr. Hanisha Patel is joined by Dr. Kunal Sood in this episode. Together, they discuss pain as a broad condition, as well as several conventional, and non-conventional treatment options.

Listen to the podcast here.

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

  • 06/09/2022
    Rating: 5

    professional friendly staff, dr. soud is excellent and commicative

  • 04/13/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr Sood is very proficient, personable, and answers questions when asked. [...]

  • 03/03/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Sood was great, very helpful and good interaction.

  • 03/02/2022
    Rating: 5

    I love my pain management doctor. Doctor soon is the best he takes time with his patients and have recommended that other people go there and see doctor soon. Would not trade him for anything else in the world he's the best. [...]