Dr. Summit B. Kundaria's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Summit Kundaria is a board certified head and neck surgeon that completed an accredited fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in California, where he had the opportunity to train with renowned facial plastic surgeons that specialized in surgery to address the aging face, nose, eyelids, and laser surgery. He grew up on the Central Coast of California and attended Stanford University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine after spending a year volunteering with inner city youth in Mumbai, India. After graduating, he stayed at the University of Pittsburgh for a five-year residency in its top-ranked program Head and Neck Surgery. After Residency, he stayed as faculty for one year before moving to Los Altos, CA, for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, where his education and practice consisted of rigorous training in surgical facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty, as well as oculoplastic and hair surgery. Over the course of his training, he has presented at national and international meetings, authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. But Dr. Kundaria believes that training at top institutions and under the guidance of leaders and pioneers in the fields of study does not make a good doctor or surgeon. Attention to detail, good judgment, compassionate care, and active listening are much more important to the care he delivers than his resumé. Though he is eternally thankful to have had the opportunities to study and train where he did, he prides himself more on the ability to connect with people and address their needs in a unique way, and with a sense of humor.
- Stanford University (Grad. 2003)
- University of Pittsburgh (Grad. 2009)
Areas of Expertise
- Laser resurfacing
- Laser hair removal
- Chemical peel
Awards & Recognitions
- Resident Teacher Award 2014
Publications & Research
- Facelift Techniques That Restore Facial Volume
- A description of the anatomy of the glossopharyngeal nerve as encountered in transoral surgery
- A description of arterial variants in the transoral approach to the parapharyngeal space.
- Practical clinical management strategies for the allergic patient with chronic rhinosinusitis.
- Rhinoplasty and Surgery of the Nasal Valve