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Adam Joseph Kundishora, MD

Hospital Resident; Co-Chair of Education Committee, Neurosurgery; Committee Member, Yale Neurosurgery Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Neurosurgery

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Adam Joseph Kundishora, MD


Dr. Kundishora is a resident in neurological surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 2008. He was a Michael C. Rockefeller fellow and the co-founder of Vecna Cares Charitable trust (Nairobi, Kenya) which focused on leveraging cellular phone and mobile computing technology to enhance health delivery infrastructure. Dr. Kundishora received his MD (cum laude) from Yale School of medicine where he was awarded the Parker Prize (awarded to the MD candidate who best demonstrates the qualifications of a successful physician) and the Ferris Prize (awarded for an outstanding MD thesis). He has also completed an enfolded pediatric spine deformity fellowship at Shriner's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia under Dr. Amer Samdani. His current interests include pediatric neurosurgery, defining the genetic basis of congenital neurosurgical diseases, and pediatric/adult spinal deformity.

Education & Training

  • Pediatric Spine Fellow
    Shriner's Hospital for Children (2020)
  • MD
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • HHMI-MD Candidate Research Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (2015)
  • BA
    Harvard University, Neurobiology (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Dennis D. Spencer Award in Academic AchievementYale Neurosurgery2021
Michael L. J. Apuzzo Award for Creativity and InnovationYale Neurosurgery2021
Parker Prize, awarded for best demonstrating the qualifications of a successful physicianYale School of Medicine2016
Ferris Prize, awarded for an outstanding MD thesisYale School of Medicine2016
CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteHoward Hughes Medical Institute2014
Disadvantaged Merit Scholarship, Yale School of MedicineYale School on Medicine2011
Michael C. Rockefeller FellowshipHarvard University2007
College Board Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, for excellence in more than 5 AP classes2004
ValedictorianSouth Portland High School2004
Judges’ Choice AwardBerklee College of music2004
Outstanding Musicianship AwardBerklee College of Music2004
Most Outstanding Trumpet Player AwardMaine All State Music Festival2003

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