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Anjana Kundu, M.B.B.S.
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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About Me

“The most important task I carry out each time I meet a child and their family, is to alleviate their angst, worry and fear while keeping the child safe, and comfortable before, during and after their surgery. I meet them at their most vulnerable and stressful time, often just minutes before the sur...
“The most important task I carry out each time I meet a child and their family, is to alleviate their angst, worry and fear while keeping the child safe, and comfortable before, during and after their surgery. I meet them at their most vulnerable and stressful time, often just minutes before the surgery, and it’s a privilege to earn their trust that I will safeguard their child’s life, comfort, and safety through their healthcare journey.”

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.

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology

Pediatric Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)

Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

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

Education

MBBS | Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences (India). 1991

Awards

Board of Directors,. 2023

Certificate of Appreciation. 2023

Safety Hero Award,. 2022

"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

Publications

Journal Articles

Global Surgical Collaboration to treat bladder exstrophy-epispadias in India led to larger geographical catchment area

Spencer KA, Joshi R, Ramji J, Pippi-Salle J, Reddy PA, Canning DA, Kundu A, Frazier J, Weiss D, Shula AR et al.

J of Global Health Reports. 2023; 07: e2023007.

Caregiver Distress: A mixed methods evaluation of the mental health burden of caring for children with bladder exstrophy

Spencer KA, Ramji J, Unadkat P, Nadeem I, Lalakia P, Reddy PA, Canning DA, Kundu A et al.

Front Pediatr. 2022; 10: 948490.

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.

Psycho-Oncology. 1887.

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. .

Books

Functional Symptoms in Pediatric disease: A Clinical Guide (2014)

Chapter: Acupuncture therapy for Pediatric Functional Disorders.

Authors: Kundu, A; Tassone, R.

Publisher: Springer 2014