Malady Santhosh Kodgi, MD| Pain Medicine | MedStar Health

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

4.7 out of 5 (813 reviews)

Specialties: Pain Medicine

Languages: Tulu, Hindi, Kannada, English


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
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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
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Procedures I perform

  • Pain Management
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room G267
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-5075

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • D-SNP)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Cigna EPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Kaiser Select
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Choice
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • I-SNP
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Student Resources
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Golden Rule
    • United Navigate
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • United Choice Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Virginia Premier
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Carefirst EPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice


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

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

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

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  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

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  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Mar 27, 2024

    Somewhat interested in nice personality.

  • Mar 27, 2024

    I was very pleased

  • Mar 27, 2024

    Very professional, caring and excellent