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Kunal Sood, MD

  • Undergraduate
  • University of Maryland, College Park College Park, MD 2008
  • Residency
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine USA Detroit, MI 2017
  • Medical School
  • American University of Antigua Antigua & Barbuda Osbourn 2013
  • Internship
  • Wayne State University Detroit, MI 2014
  • Wayne State University GME/Detroit Medical Center Detroit, MI 2014
  • Fellowship
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine United States Detroit, MI 2018


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, 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 2 million 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, National Harbor
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Published in Journal of Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Virginia Magazine Top Doctor Award - 2021/2022
  • Rising Stars Award 2022
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who Top Doctor 2022
  • Maryland Top Doctor 2023


  • 11/10/2023
    Rating: 5

    The front desk staff were very helpful in getting me checked in and confirming all the necessary details. My appointment started on time. Doctor took the time to understand my issues and offered several options for treatment. We discussed them and together selected the best. Entire appointment was very professional. Parking is plentiful and easy to access the office

  • 11/09/2023
    Rating: 4.2

    It was a very good visit. Thanks

  • 11/04/2023
    Rating: 5

    The doctor was very confident in his ability to help me with my ailment. The center also was able to see me right away rather than having to wait weeks for an appointment.

  • 10/20/2023
    Rating: 1.8

    I was given an injection of toradol when I visited the emergency room that relieved the pain in my leg for more than a week. The injections that Dr. Sood gave me did nothing. What was in the syringe?