Dr. Lunderman received a B.S. degree in Premedicine (2008) at the Pennsylvania State University. He, then, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (2012) at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton Campus). Following medical school, he completed a three-year (2015) Pediatrics residency at the University of New Mexico. He remained with the program as Junior Faculty for one year as the inpatient Pediatric Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Lunderman finished a fellowship (2017) as a pediatric-track fellow in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Personal Statement

As a Pediatric Palliative Care physician, I am interested in delivering comprehensive, compassionate care to children and families who suffer through complex, potentially life-limiting illnesses.

Research in this new and growing field is small, and there is an opportunity to be at the frontier of the field. My specific interest within this field includes providing Palliative Medicine education to rising physicians of all specialties. I hope to develop innovative methods to teach undergraduate learners, medical students, residents, fellows, and other attending physicians the methods and practice of primary Palliative Medicine.

Beyond education, there is an opportunity to enhance the quality of both primary and secondary Pediatric Palliative Medicine for the children and families in New Mexico. Within primary Palliative Medicine, there are a great deal of research projects which can hopefully demonstrate an improvement in quality of life for acutely ill, otherwise healthy children. Within the realm of secondary Palliative Medicine, I aim to develop case reports and data analyses for refractory cases of pain or other symptom-related suffering in order to contribute to the developing field of Pediatric Palliative Medicine.




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