Kunal Sood, M.D. 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 the 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 specialty.
“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 basketball and tennis. He also loves to stay active by traveling, trying new restaurants and visiting with family and friends.
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