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Anjana Kundu, M.B.B.S.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

“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.




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

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    09/01/2002 - 05/31/2003
    Fellowship in Acupuncture at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus

    07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
    Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology at Boston Children's Hospital (USA)

    07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002
    Residency in Anesthesiology at Medical College of Wisconsin

    06/01/1993 - 03/31/1995
    Residency in Anesthesiology at King Edward Memorial Hospital And Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (India)

    01/01/1991 - 12/31/1991
    Internship at Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Sciences (India)

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    "Dedicated Decade of Service"
    Location: Govt. of Gujarat, India, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare

    2007 - 2010
    Voted "Top Doctors" for Acupuncture (Voted by peers)
    Sponsor: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

    2007 - 2008
    Voted "America's Top Pediatricians
    Sponsor: Guide to America's Top Pediatricians

    2006 - 2011
    Voted "Top Doctors" for Pediatric Pain management (Voted by peers)
    Sponsor: Seattle Magazine

    2006 - 2010
    Voted "Top Doctors" for Pediatric Management (Voted by peers)
    Location: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

    2001 - 2003
    Resident Representative
    Sponsor: American Association of Physicians from India

    Anesthetic management of a child with a foreign body aspiration (honorable mention for presentation).
    Sponsor: New York Society of Anesthesiologists

    Outstanding performance as a resident in residency training year CA-2

    Ranked 2nd (amongst >200 candidates) in Diploma Anesthesiology Board Examination
    Sponsor: University of Bombay

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    Journal Articles

    Richardson, PA; Kundu, A. "Pain Management in Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2021; 26: 1-9.

    Ratarasarn, K; Kundu, A. "Yoga and Tai Chi: a mind-body approach in managing respiratory symptoms in obstructive lung diseases." Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2020; 26(2): 186-192.

    Engineer, SR; Solanki, NB; Kundu, A. "Bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. An overview of anaesthetic management." PACCJ. 2017; 5(2): 74-80.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Acupuncture therapy for Pediatric Functional Disorders.
    Book Title: Functional Symptoms in Pediatric disease: A Clinical Guide
    Author List: Kundu, A; Tassone, R.
    Edited By: Ran D. Anbar
    Published By: Springer 2014