Dr. David P. Sniezek, DC, MD, Lic Acup, MBA, FAAIM

Dr.DavidPSniezekIntegrative medicine consultant to the Washington Wizards, Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. David Sniezek is a pioneer in integrative rehabilitation in the Washington, DC area and has been selected as a “Top Doctor” and “Top Expert in Sports Medicine” by the Washingtonian Magazine. He has spent many years studying and developing best integrative medicine practice guidelines and practices for his patients.

Post Doctoral Training

  • McKeesport Hospital, Gen Surgery, Postgraduate Internship/Residency, PGY I-II, 84-86
  • George Washington Univ Med Center, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Postgraduate Residency, PGY III-V, 87-90
  • UCLA School of Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, 95
  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate, Osteopathic Manipulation, 04
  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate, Medical Acupuncture, 06-07
  • George Washington University, Healthcare MBA, 2012

patients-choice-winner-2015Congratulations to David Sniezek’s Practice on winning the 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards for Chiropractic in Washington, DC

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Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Medicine (DC,VA)
  • Chiropractic (DC. VA)
  • Lic. Acup (DC)
  • MD Qualified to Perform Acupuncture (VA)
  • Senior Disability Analyst, Board Certified, DABDA
  • Pain Management, Diplomate, DABPM
  • Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Phys, Board Certified, CHCQM
  • American Institute for Healthcare Quality, Fellow, FAIHQ
  • Chiropractic, Board Certified, DABCE
  • Medical Acupuncture, Board Certified, Fellow, DABMA, FAAMA
  • Neuro-rehabilitation, Board Certified
  • Electro-diagnostic Medicine
  • Forensic Medicine, Board Certified, DABFM
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Assoc Integrative Medicine, Diplomate, Fellow, FAAIM
  • American Board of Geriatric Medicine, Diplomate, Fellow, FABGM

Hospital Affiliations

George Washington University Medical Center (2009- present)
Children’s National Medical Center (2008-present)
Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital (1990-present)
National Rehabilitation Hospital (2012-present)

Academic & Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, George Washington Univ Medical Center (1989-1994)
  • Medical Faculty Assoc, George Washington Univ Medical Center (1989-1994)

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments

  • Harvard Medical School, Lifetime Member, Postgraduate Association
  • Medicare Advisory Committee, Physical Med & Rehabilitation Section, Medical Society of DC
  • American Medical Association
  • Med Society of DC
  • Fairfax Medical Society

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctor” Award in Rehabilitation Medicine, Washingtonian Magazine, over 15 years (since 1993)
  • Top Experts In Sports Medicine“, Washingtonian Magazine, January 2010
  • George Washington University Medical Center Faculty Award, presented by GWUMC Residents and Medical Faculty Associates, 93

Editorial Boards

  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Manual Medicine, 1988-94
  • Member Editorial Board, Medical Acupuncture, 2000-present

Consulting Interests

Subject-Matter Expert
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Defense Centers of Excellence for PH/TBI

  • Identification of Best Practices Directorate
  • Resilience and Prevention Directorate
  • Integrated Work-site Health Program
  • Integrated Mind-Body Wellness Program

Founder / CEO, Senior Consultant

NGO Medical Mission – Haiti

Disaster Relief Medical Mission to Haiti
Acupuncturists Without Borders, Team 6
May 20-29th, 2010
See article (http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/06/prweb4085494.htm)

Research Interests

Attending Staff | Consulting Physician
Oncology Program | Leukemia / Lymphoma Team
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children’s National Medical Center
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010-2970

  • Integrating Medical Acupuncture in Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Effects of Medical Acupuncture on Delayed Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in Children with Solid Tumors. (closed)

Integrative Rehabilitation in the Performing Arts

Rehabilitation medicine, pain management, sports injuries, medical acupuncture, trigger point injections, exercise therapy, and manual therapy.

Selected Bibliography


John L. Stump, Donna Retzlaff-Roberts, and David P. Sniezek (University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA, and others) Creating Wellness: An Integrative Approach:An Introduction to the Natural Approach to Preventive Healthcare for Families, Athletes and Senior’s, NOVA Science publishers, 2015


Sniezek, DP, Chapter 16, A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Perspective on Catastrophic Injury, The Catastrophic Injury Handbook, Kenneth N. Anchor PhD, ABDA, James E. Shmerling, DHA and Jessica M. Anchor, MD eds., Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Iowa, 2003, pp 187-199.

Guest Editorial / Invited Articles

Sniezek DP, Siddiqui IJ, Acupuncture in the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Women: A Clinical, Systematic Review. Accepted for publication in Medical Acupuncture, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Vol. 25, Number 3, June 2013, pp 164-172.

Sniezek, DP, Guest Editorial, Community-Based Wounded Warrior Sustainability Initiative (CBWSI):  An Integrative Medicine Strategy for Mitigating the Effects of PTSD. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. Baltimore, MD,Volume 49, Number 3, 2012.  http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/2012/493/sniezek493.html

Sniezek, DP, Guest Editorial, Developing Practice Guidelines for Medical Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2008, Volume 20, Number 3, pp 137-140.

Sniezek, DP, Clinical Pearls, How Do You Treat Hot Flashes in Both Females and Males in Your Practice?, Medical Acupuncture, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2008, Volume 20, No. 2, pp 79-80.

Sniezek, DP, Clinical Pearls, How Do You Treat Infertility in Your Practice?, Medical Acupuncture, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2009, Volume 21, No. 2, pp 86.

Sniezek DP, Lateral Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow, Federal Bar News & Journal, 1993.

Sniezek DP, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Federal Bar News & Journal, Vol. 39, No. 9, October 1992, pp 494-495.

Case Report

Sniezek, DP, Acupuncture Treatment of Bell’s Palsy: A Case Report, Medical Acupuncture, Volume 10, 1999, Number 2, Fall/Winter, pp 31-32.

Book Reviews

Sniezek, DP, Book Review, Kiiko Matsumoto’s Clinical Strategies in the Spirit of Master Nagano, Vol. 1, Medical Acupuncture, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2008,Volume 20, No. 2, pp 129-130.

Sniezek, DP, Book Review (reprint), Auricular Therapy: A Comprehensive Text: Auricular Phases, Frequencies, and Blockages, Bryan L. Frank, MD and Nader E. Soliman, MD, Bloomington, IN: Author House, Medical Acupuncture, 2007, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp 54-55

Sniezek, DP, Book Review, Auricular Therapy: A Comprehensive Text: Auricular Phases, Frequencies, and Blockages, Bryan L. Frank, MD and Nader E. Soliman, MD, Bloomington, IN: Author House, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 6, Jul pp 585-586.

Sniezek, DP, Book Review, Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches by Harold G. Koenig,Medical Acupuncture, 2003, Volume 15, No. 1, Sept p 4

Sniezek, DP, Book Review, Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific Basis by Gabriel Stax and Richard Hammerschlag, Editors, Springer-Verlag; Medical Acupuncture, 2000, Volume 13, Number 2.

Articles about Dr. Sniezek

  • Washingtonian Magazine – “Rubbed the Wrong Way” –Click Here
  • Haiti Medical Disaster Relief MissionClick Here