Anjana Kundu, M.B.B.S.
I am a quadruple board certified physician with specializations in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric pain, palliative care and integrative medicine. My clinical practice is rooted in evidence based and holistic approach to healthcare and wellness of children in the acute perioperative, chronic pain management or community settings. A strong advocate for ensuring highest levels of quality and safety in the care of pediatric patients, I have worked with state regulatory agencies and medical boards to establish guidelines for appropriate and safe pain care.
I am a founding member of the Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM), and later elected as the president of the Society. I have also served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), currently a member of the Pediatric Anesthesia Leadership Council as well as serving as a mentor and coach for the Women Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (WELI), a leadership initiative by the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.
My clinical and translational research interests and activities have been focused on leveraging technology for improved access to, and delivery of safe pain care and education This work was supported through 3 multidisciplinary NIH funded grants utilizing Telehealth. Another area of clinical research I have been involved in is the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Therapies for pediatric perioperative care and pain management.
I strive for improved access to high quality, expert healthcare regardless of the geographic location of the recipient. To that effect I have been engaged in Global Health work in low- and middle-income countries (India and Africa) for the past 14 years contributing to creation of an international consortium which serves as a prototype for sustainable global health providing clinical care delivery, research and education for bladder exstrophy and epispadias management.
I have leveraged use of technology for healthcare education and delivery through an online education and consultation platform (Proactive Pain Solutions), training healthcare professionals in pediatric pain medicine and assisting healthcare institutions with operationalizing efficient and effective pediatric pain care programs.
Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology
Pediatric Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Acupuncture, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus. 2002 - 2003
Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Boston Children's Hospital (USA). 2002 - 2003
Residency, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin. 1998 - 2002
Residency, Anesthesiology, King Edward Memorial Hospital And Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (India). 1993 - 1995
Internship, Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences (India). 1991 - 1991
MBBS | Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences (India). 1991
"Dedicated Decade of Service". 2019
Voted "Top Doctors" for Acupuncture (Voted by peers). 2007 - 2010
Voted "America's Top Pediatricians. 2007 - 2008
Voted "Top Doctors" for Pediatric Pain management (Voted by peers). 2006 - 2011
Voted "Top Doctors" for Pediatric Management (Voted by peers). 2006 - 2010
Resident Representative. 2001 - 2003
Anesthetic management of a child with a foreign body aspiration (honorable mention for presentation).. 2000
Outstanding performance as a resident in residency training year CA-2. 2000
Ranked 2nd (amongst >200 candidates) in Diploma Anesthesiology Board Examination. 1995
Pain Management in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Richardson, PA; Kundu, A.
Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2021; 26: 1-9.
Yoga and Tai Chi: a mind-body approach in managing respiratory symptoms in obstructive lung diseases.
Ratarasarn, K; Kundu, A.
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2020; 26(2): 186-192.
Bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. An overview of anaesthetic management.
Engineer, SR; Solanki, NB; Kundu, A.
PACCJ. 2017; 5(2): 74-80.
Caudal epidural in a patient with peritonitis: Is it safe??
Kako, H; Hakim, M; Kundu, A; Tobias, JT.
Saudi J Anaesth. 2016; 10: 228-32.
Reiki Training for Caregivers of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients: A Pilot Program.
Kundu, A; Dolan-Oves, R; Dimmers, M; Towle, C; Doorenbos, AZ.
Complement Ther Clin Practice. 2013; 19: 50-54.
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Nursing Research.
Bensik, ME; Eaton, LH; Morrison, ML; Cook, WA; Crtis, RR; Gordon, DB; Kundu, A; Doorenbos, AZ.
Nurs Res. 2013; 62(4): 279-285.
Acupuncture therapy for infants: a preliminary report on reasons for consultation, feasibility and tolerability.
Gentry, KR; McGinn, K; Kundu, A; Lynn, AM.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2012; 22(7): 690-5.
Fever following an Epidural Blood Patch in a Child.
Hunyady, AI; Anderson, CTM; Kuratani, JD; Kundu, A.
Case Reports in Anesthesiology. 2012; 2012.
Attitudes, Patterns of Recommendation, and Communication of Pediatric Providers About Complementary and Alternative Medicine in a Large Metropolitan Children's Hospital,
Kundu, A; Tassone, R; Jimenez, N; Seidel, K; Valentine, J; Pagel, P.
Clin Pediatr. 2010; .
Intractable pruritus following traumatic spinal cord injury
Crane, D; Jaffe, K; Kundu, A.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2009; 32(4): 436-9.
Acupuncture therapy for prevention of emergence delirium in children undergoing general anesthesia,
Kundu, A; Jimenez, N; Lynn, A.
Medical Acupuncture. 2008; 20(3).
Delayed postural headache in an adolescent 3 months after microscopic lumbar discectomy
Kundu, A; Sano, Y; Pagel, PS.
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 2008; 55: 696-701.
Acupuncture in Pediatric Pain Management.
Kundu, A; Berman, B.
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007; 54(6): 885- 99.
Sympathetic and vascular consequences from Remifentanil in humans.
Noseir, R; Kundu, A; Arain, S; Ebert, TJ.
Anesth Analg. 2003; 96(6): 1645-50.
Developing the Native People for Cancer Control Telehealth Network.
Doorenbos A, Demiris G, Towle C, Kundu A, Revels A, Colven R, Norris TE and Buchwald, D.
Telemedicine and e-Health,. 17: 30-34.
Role of Telehealth/videoconferencing in managing cancer pain in rural American Indian communities.
Doorenbos, A; Haozous, E; Demiris, G; Eaton, LH; Towle, C; Kundu, A; Buchwald, D.
Status of pain management in Native American Alaskan Indians
Jimenez, N; Kundu, A; Buchwald, D.
Clin J Pain.
Enhancing access to cancer education for rural health care providers via telehealth.
Doorenbos, A Z; Kundu, A; Eaton, LH; Demiris, G; Haozous, EA; Towle, C; Buchwald, D.
Journal of Cancer Education. .
Functional Symptoms in Pediatric disease: A Clinical Guide (2014)
Chapter: Acupuncture therapy for Pediatric Functional Disorders.
Authors: Kundu, A; Tassone, R.
Publisher: Springer 2014