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Dr. Gundanna is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his Bachelor in Biomedical and Electric Engineering Degree from the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in 1993. Following that, he worked on techniques welding bone using laser technology at the Department of Energy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Gundanna completed his Medical Degree in 1998 at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He trained in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases/Orthopedic Institute at the New York University Medical Center. He specialized in Surgery of the Spine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Gundanna is an avid pilot and enjoys tennis and soccer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family by coaching his kids' soccer teams and chess clubs. He and his family love being members of the Bryan-College Station community.


UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School                                            Piscataway, NJ

Doctor of Medicine completed                                                                               June 1998


Duke University                                                                                                  Durham, NC

BSE Biomedical Engineering                                                                completed Dec 1993

BSE Electrical Engineering                                                                   completed Dec 1993

 Training and Experience

University of California, Los Angeles                                       Fellow in Surgery of the Spine                                                    Subspecialty surgical training with orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons.

NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases                                               Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery                                                 
Specialty surgical training in orthopaedic surgery.

Harborview Medical Center                                                        Orthopaedic Trauma Externship                                                  
Specialty training in orthopaedic trauma surgery


NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases                                               Delegate, Committee of Interns and Residents                          
Advocate for residents’ union. Was involved in contract negotiations between housestaff and Health and Hospitals Corporation of New York.

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School                     Curriculum Committee Member, Student Representative        
Participated in planning and decision-making regarding curricular and academic affairs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School                     Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIP-HOP)
Provided health care in clinic and health fair settings for the underserved in the downtown New Brunswick area. Taught clinical skills to junior medical students.

Los Alamos National Laboratory                                             Research Internship, Chemical Science and Technology Division  
Designed and improved on techniques for welding of bone fractures through use of Nd-YAG lasers and various hydroxyapatite and gelatin “solders”. Included evaluation of welds using scanning electron microscopy.

Los Angeles, CA 

August 2003 -July 2004

New York, NY

June 1998-June 2003

Seattle, WA 

Jan-May 2002

New York, NY

June 2000-June 2004

Piscataway, NJ 

Oct 1994-June 1998

New Brunswick, NJ 


Los Alamos, NM

Jan-May 1994

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