Kote Chundu, MD, MMM, is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of District Medical Group (DMG) from its inception in January 2010 as a not-for-profit multispecialty medical group with more than 650 credentialed providers. From April 2005 through December 2009, Dr. Chundu was the Chairman of the Board of Medical Professional Associates of Arizona, predecessor organization of DMG. Dr. Chundu was the Medical Director of the Arizona Children’s Center and the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Maricopa Medical Center from October 2000 to September of 2014. Dr. Chundu joined Maricopa Medical Center in 1992 as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Prior to this, he was the Associate Director of the Pediatric ICU at Children’s National Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesia at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
As Professor of Child Health with University of Arizona, Dr. Chundu supervises the teaching of students and residents. Dr. Chundu has developed numerous research projects and is the author of many published articles. He is well-known for his presentations and lectures on both a local and national level.
He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India in 1981, and completed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. He also completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D. C. in 1989. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Chundu received his Master of Medical Management degree from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California in 2011.
Dr. Chundu is closely involved in local and national community and educational organizations to advance healthcare and keep populations healthy.
Dr. Chundu is also a strong believer that organizations like DMG, in which physicians collaborate rather than compete and in which a multi-specialty medical group works in partnership with a not-for-profit hospital system, are able to provide superior quality of care over the fragmented healthcare delivery systems. We strongly believe medical home model holds promise as a way to improve health care in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered.