The Pain Center at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a pain treatment center dedicated to controlling the pain experienced by cancer patients. Our treating physicians understand the importance of managing a cancer patient’s daily pain and discomfort. Better pain management leads to an improved outlook, which aids the recovery process.

During the past 10 years, advances have been made in treating side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, nerve pain and anxiety. Our pain management specialists, led by Lee Ann Rhodes, MD,prescribe a combination of medicine and physical and holistic therapies, including acupuncture and Reiki massage, for our patients.

Pain Management Conditions Treated

  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Post-mastectomy syndrome
  • Post-thoracotomy syndrome
  • Boney metastasis
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Pain related to cancer treatment

Pain Management Treatments

  • Medical management (the use of pain medication)
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Psychotherapy
  • Reiki massage - light touch therapy



Location Information

To find a pain management specialist, call 844-333-DOCS (3627)

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010 

Pain Management Specialists

  • Malady Santhosh Kodgi, MD
  • Lee Ann Rhodes, MD
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists - Licensed dietitians Cindy Clark and Jocelyn Lutkus are available to answer questions, identify resources and provide guidance.