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Rodney B. Dade, MD


Dr. Dade joined National Spine & Pain Centers after serving as an attending physician at the University of Michigan Hospital System and has been a key member of our medical team since 1995. An expert in interventional pain management techniques, he is particularly interested in treating neck, back, and sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. His advanced expertise helps patients achieve significant pain relief without surgery and enables them to return to normal, active lifestyles.

A respected leader in his field, Dr. Dade has been recognized by his peers in Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors. He is a past recipient of the Congressional National Leadership Award for achievements in the medical community. He has lectured and published on a variety of rehabilitation and pain management topics to his peers and patients.

As a physiatrist, Dr. Dade approaches pain by evaluating the whole person, not just the source of pain. Understanding and respecting the symbiotic relationship between all systems in the human body, he diagnoses a variety of musculoskeletal conditions with precision and develops comprehensive treatment plans. This all-inclusive approach is highly effective in alleviating pain, restoring and maximizing both function and quality of life.

Dr. Dade earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, interned at the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Hospital Systems, and completed his residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. He is Board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Dade is a Fellow of the Physiatry Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation and maintains several active memberships, including the American Medical Association and Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Dr. Dade’s special interest in treating and preventing sports-related injuries led him to serve as medical advisor for a regional health club. In addition to his varied medical pursuits, Dr. Dade enjoys his favorite pastimes – biking, gardening and golf.

2019 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors Award

What Patients Are Saying

“Dr. Dade is a very compassionate and caring doctor and I am so pleased he was able to treat my problem.” – Sylvia

“Dr. Dade has been a lifesaver for me .I was in severe pain and facing surgery from other orthopods and he saved me because the last thing I wanted was another surgery. He is a wonderful man and extremely kind and caring. He has seen through a tragic loss of my only son. I literally cried on his shoulder he talked to me for over an hour and took care of my excruciating pain… He is the only one that diagnosed the problem took care of it. I no longer feel like I’m a crazy woman because of the pain that no one knew what it was. He is a wonderful Doctor.” – Jennifer

Affiliations Fairfax, Tysons Corner StemCell Arts
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2018
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2017
  • Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine 2016
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine 2015
  • Congressional Leadership Award
  • Attending Physician, University of Michigan
  • Board Certification
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Internship
  • Presbyterian Universtity of Pennsylvania United States Philadelphia, PA 1991
  • Medical School
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine United States Detroit, MI 1990
  • Residency
  • Wayne State University United States Detroit, MI 1994
  • Undergraduate
  • Michigan State University United States East Lansing, MI 1983


Learn more about patient ratings
  • 08/28/2020
    Rating: 5

    I have been a patient for several years and have experienced nothing but excellent service and care!

  • 08/27/2020
    Rating: 5

    My concerns and issues are always addressed quickly. The medical staff is welcoming and clearly concerned about me. Dr Dade always has a variety of options to offer me to resolve the issues presented.

  • 08/27/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr Dade and the staff have always given wonder service. Timely, attention to deal and solution based treatment plans. I met with Dr. Dade regarding my treatment plan and he made sure I understood the next steps. Thanks for providing relief for my ongoing back issues over the years. You are Phenomenal! Stay Safe and keep doing what you do....its working!

  • 08/27/2020
    Rating: 5

    Dr Dade and his staff are very friendly, warm, organized. Dr Dade is great , the office clean well designed, thank you, happy to be at your practice.