About Dr. Kanal
Dr. Monica Kanal was raised in Front Royal, Virginia, and has since remained a native of the greater Northern Virginia area. She obtained her B.S. in Neuroscience from The College of William and Mary and her Master of Public Health from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
During her graduate studies, Monica’s focus on Environmental and Occupational Health led her to pursue a medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon completion, she moved to Washington, D.C., for an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital.
Dr. Kanal gained valuable insight into global health issues and health disparities from her journey to Vietnam, Uganda, and Kenya as part of an opportunity in international mission work.
Monica has since continued to apply her knowledge while providing primary care in an outpatient practice. Her experiences have molded and nurtured her interests in preventive medicine, occupational injury, and global health. She believes a physician is an advocate to help a patient achieve optimal wellness; patient education empowers the patient to make the best possible healthcare decisions.