Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014 - (Page 3)

A HEALTHY START P H YS I C I A N S P OT L I G H T BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH OPEN COMMUNICATION Rishi Kundi, MD Rishi Kundi, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and vascular surgeon at the UMMC Midtown Campus Vascular Center, believes that excellent care consists of communicating with patients and their family members in understandable terms that make the treatment plan clear. "Most vascular surgery is quite technical and often microinvasive; it is sometimes hard CALL TODAY! To schedule an appointment with the Vascular Center, call 443-552-2900. Emergency vascular services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. to understand exactly what's going on inside the body, and how we can fix big problems through a small needle," Dr. Kundi says. "I try to bridge that gap so that everyone is on the same page as we move forward with their treatment." Dr. Kundi is committed to providing the highest quality patient care. "I want my patients to know that there is a team of people devoted to making their lives better," he says. "I treat my patients how I'd want my loved ones treated by their physicians." Dr. Kundi graduated from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in behavioral neuroscience. He then obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Kundi completed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and a fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is board-certified in general surgery. Read more about Dr. Kundi below. WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I DREAMED OF BECOMING: An astronaut or a pilot. I was obsessed with aircraft and spacecraft and, truth be told, I still am. MY FIRST JOB WAS: Teaching-in high school I was a math and science tutor for little kids. In college I was a short order cook. IF I WASN'T A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, I WOULD BE: I still think that an astronaut or a pilot is a possibility. TO UNWIND AFTER A LONG DAY: I work out. WHEN I REALLY WANT TO GET AWAY: After music, I think that reading and the movies are the most frequent escapes for me. My fiancée lives in Boston, so whenever she's in town we're trying out restaurants in Baltimore. After 10 years in New York, I have to say I'm completely blown away by how excellent the food is here. MY BEST HEALTH TIP FOR PATIENTS: Don't smoke. If you do smoke, stop. There are many ways that we can help someone quit smoking, and I'd rather help a patient quit smoking now than have to operate on him or her in five years. go to and click "Medical Services," then "Vascular Center." | Spring 2014 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014

Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014
In This Issue
A Healthy Start
Living Well with HIV
It's a Team Effort
At A Glance
Serious Care For Kids

Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014