Malady Santhosh Kodgi, MD| Pain Medicine | MedStar Health

Malady Santhosh Kodgi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.6 out of 5 (461 reviews)

Specialities: Pain Medicine

Languages: English

202-877-8194

About me

Malady Kodgi, MD, is a senior attending physician in the at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an attending physician at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. He is also a member of the Pain Committee, working to ensure inpatient pain satisfaction.

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Kodgi specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine, joint and musculoskeletal pain. He sees patients for radiculitis, lumbar stenosis, lumbar radiculitis, disc disease, chronic low back pain, facet joint pain, and back pain related to strains, sprains, and the sciatic nerve. Dr. Kodgi works closely with doctors at the MedStar Orthopedic Institute of Georgetown to provide care for all of these conditions. In order to provide a comprehensive approach to care, he coordinates with orthopedic physicians to create a care plan that best fits the needs of each individual patient.

Treatment methods used by Dr. Kodgi include epidural injections, transforaminal injections, radiofrequency ablation, joint injections, trigger point injections, bursitis injections, ablation and spinal stimulation. Additionally, he utilizes sympathetic blocks, celiac plexus blocks, impar blocks, and trigger point injections.

Dr. Kodgi received his medical degree at Kasturba Medical College and completed a residency and board certification in orthopedic medicine at Mangalore University in India. He then arrived in New York, where he completed a general surgery internship at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in New York City. Dr. Kodgi joined the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital at the Georgetown University Medical Center for residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Finally, he completed fellowship training in pain management at MedStar Washington Hospital Center before joining the staff full-time.

Philosophy of Care
“My primary goal is to improve function for my patients and reduce the burden on their bodies by using the least amount of medical intervention necessary. I believe in providing honest and practical care. In order for my patients to understand their diagnosis and treatment options, I communicate based on a foundation of transparency. I view myself as an extension of care. I provide appropriate consultations and interventions that help treat pain in addition to the care an individual is currently receiving.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Pain Management
Show More

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)
  • Cancer Pain
  • Causalgia Of Lower Limb
  • Causalgia Of Upper Limb
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Spine Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HIV Neuropathy
  • Intractable Pain
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Mononeuritis
  • Mononeuritis Multiplex
  • Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
  • Nerve Compression Syndrome
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Opioid Issues
  • Pain Amplification Syndromes
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Phantom Limb
  • Plexitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post Radiation Pain
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Spinal Stenosis
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Pain Management
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

110 Irving Street Northwest
Room G267
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-3442

Fax 202-877-5075

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 202-877-5075

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine

Fellowship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2000)

Residency Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (1999)

Internship Program: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center (1996)

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College (1991)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.6
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.6
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Sep 21, 2022

    I waited over a month for a pain appt to be told to take Tylenol (which I've already done). I had a colleague refer me to this provider with glowing reviews, who said she got treatment and relief the same day with 5yro imaging. I'm super disappointed and won't wait another month + to finally get treatment.

  • Sep 14, 2022

    Attitude along with character and a sense of humor make patients very happy and well!!

  • Sep 2, 2022

    I don't think dr. understood what I was there for just a little misunderstanding.