About Dr. Dao
Dr. Dao studied at Duke University for his undergraduate education, majoring in Economics with a Certificate in Health Policy. He spent a year during college studying Health Policy and Economics at the London School of Economics in the U.K. After medical school, he worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Healthcare for the Homeless in San Francisco, CA, working in the city’s homeless medical clinics and needle-exchange programs.
Following his year in AmeriCorps he attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After medical school, Dr. Dao returned to Georgetown University to complete his residency in Anesthesiology. Following residency, he was an Assistant Professor at Duke University and the Durham, NC VA practicing clinical Anesthesia.
Due to his family’s love of the DMV, Dr. Dao returned to Northern Virginia and currently practices as a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Georgetown University. Dr. Dao is licensed to practice medicine in VA, MD, and DC. He practices within the Acute Pain Service at Georgetown University Hospital, with a particular interest in the treatment of Fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, post laminectomy pain syndrome, regional pain blocks and acute postoperative pain control. He has extensive experience with the use of ketamine infusions for postoperative pain control in postsurgical patients and patients with chronic pain syndromes.
As a staff member at Georgetown, Dr. Dao currently teaches medical students, residents, nurse anesthetics and anesthesia assistants in Anesthesia practice and the treatment of acute and chronic postoperative pain control.
Dr. Dao enjoys time with his wife and three children traveling and enjoying the outdoors. He coaches his kids on their respective baseball, basketball and soccer teams and enjoys watching sports, particularly of his alma mater, Duke basketball.