Anna Kundel, MD

Medical Director, Endocrine Surgery

Anna Kundel, MD
Endocrine & Metabolic Surgery
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG Endocrine Surgery

1200 East Ridgewood Avenue
Suite 108 - East Wing
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-389-1285
Fax: 201-445-4195



MD, Tufts University School Of Medicine, 2002 - 2006


The Mayo Clinic, Endocrine & Metabolic Surgery, 2012 - 2013

Weill Cornell Medical Center-Presbyterian Hospital, Endocrinology, 2008 - 2009

Internship & Residency

New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, General Surgery, 2006 - 2012

Board Certifications

American Board Of Surgery - Certified, 2013

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Thyroid disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, thyroid goiters, enlarged thyroid, thyroid biopsies, parathyroid disease, primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, tertiary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer, adrenal disease, adrenal nodules, adrenal cancer, lymph node enlargement, lymph node biopsies, soft tissue tumors, lipomas and sebaceous cysts.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Thyroid surgery, total and partial thyroidectomy, thyroid biopsies, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, parathyroid explorations, parathyroid re-implantation, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, open adrenalectomy, lymph node dissections, lymph node biopsies (fine needle and excisional), soft tissue excision (in office and in the operating room), lipoma excision and skin cyst excision.

Publications & Research

Bellorin O., Kundel A., Ni M., Litong D.

"Surgical management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach.

"Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2014.

Bellorin O., Kundel A., Ramirez-Valderrama A., and Castro A.

"Gastrojejunal Anastomosis Perforation after Gastric Bypass on a Patient with Underlying Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

" Case Reports in Surgery, 2015.

Bellorin O., Kundel A., Sharma S., Ramirez-Valderrama A., and Lee P. 

"Training model for laparoscopic Heller and Dor fundoplication: a tool for laparoscopic skills training and assessment-construct validity using the GOALS score.

" Surg Endoscopy, 2016.

Erler P., Keutgen X.M., Crowley M.J., Zetoune T., Kundel A., Kleiman D., Beninato T., Scognamiglio T., Elemento O., Zarnegar R., Fahey T.J. 3rd.

"Dicer expression and microRNA dysregulation associate with aggressive features in thyroid cancer.

" Surgery, 2014. 

Keutgen X.M., Buitrago D., Filicori F., Kundel A., Elemento O., Fahey T.J. 3rd, and Zarnegar R. 

"Calcimimetics versus parathyroidectomy for treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism: retrospective chart analysis of a prospective database.

" Annals of Surgery, 2012.

Kundel A., Pittock S.T., Thompson G.B., and Zhou Y.

"Advanced presentation of paediatric papillary thyroid cancer: a plea for heightened awareness.

" Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2014.

Kundel A., Thompson G.B., Richards M.L., Qiu L.X., Cai Y., Schwenk F.W., Lteif A.N., Pittock S.T., Kumar S., Tebben P.J., Hay I.D., Grant C.S.

"Pediatric endocrine surgery: a 20-year experience at the Mayo Clinic.

" Journal of Clinical Endocrinolology and Metabolism, 2014.

Kundel A., Zarnegar R., Kato M., Moo T.A., Zhu B., Scognamiglio T., Fahey T.J. 3rd. 

"Comparison of microarray analysis of fine needle aspirates and tissue specimen in thyroid nodule diagnosis.

" Diagnostic Molecular Patholology, 2010.

Moo T.A., Umunna B., Kato M., Butriago D., Kundel A., Lee J.A., Zarnegar R., Fahey T.J. 3rd. 

"Ipsilateral versus bilateral central neck lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma.

" Annals of Surgery, 2009.


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Patient Ratings & Comments


Comments are gathered from our patient satisfaction surveys.

Very considerate with my involvement of careEasy to converse with.
Wonderful, caring [...] doctor. I'm very happy with this practice
Dr kundel is always friendly and concerned and worried about my health
Dr Kundel was reassuring and listened carefully to my questions and concerns. I feel much more comfortable heading into my upcoming surgery. Dr Kundel is very reassuring, confident and caring. Very impressive!
Dr. Kundel was knowledgeable, caring and patiently explained about my biopsy procedures. I feel very confident in her ability. She is very kind and compassionate.