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Mohan S. Gundeti, MD

Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology

Director, Pediatric Urology

Dr. Mohan Gundeti is an internationally recognized leader in the field of pediatric robotic and laparoscopic surgery for treatment of congenital urological anomalies. An acclaimed innovator, Dr. Gundeti was the first surgeon in the world to perform reconstructive bladder surgery in a pediatric patient and the first to perform pediatric robotic urology procedures in the city of Chicago. He is also among the top 5 pediatric robotic urologists in the nation for case experience. In addition to providing state-of-the-art clinical care, Dr. Gundeti's commitment to compassionate care is a strong component of his practice.

Dr. Gundeti is frequently recognized for his excellence in surgical teaching and instruction to medical students, residents, fellows and surgical colleagues. He frequently serves as a guest speaker and faculty member for symposia and live surgery workshops around the world. In May 2016, Dr. Gundeti, MD, led a pediatric robotics workshop at Hospital Central Militar in Mexico, demonstrating minimally invasive techniques using the da Vinci robotic system. Closer to home, he is the director of an annual course on robotic surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, where he performs moderated live surgical cases for continuing medical education.

Dr. Gundeti's research centers on patient outcomes and innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgery. He recently authored a book entitled "Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology" and currently serves as a consulting editor for British Journal of Urology International and reviewer for various high-impact journals in the field of pediatric urology. He is also a consultant for the video educational committee of the American Urological Association.

For his outstanding clinical work, Dr. Gundeti has received numerous awards from the American Urological Association and the European Society for Pediatric Urology. He has been listed among the "Best Doctors in America", "Top Doctors in USA" and in Chicago Magazine's "Top Doctors" issues. He also received the prestigious European Association of Urology Hans Marberger Award for his pioneering work published in minimal invasive surgery. In addition to his every day clinical practice, Dr. Gundeti is committed to fundraising for urology research as well as medical missions in India for pediatric urologic patients.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park
14290 S. La Grange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's at Little Company of Mary Hospital
Mary Potter Physicians Pavilion
2850 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Urology (Europe)
Urology (India, United Kingdom)

Medical School

Dr.V.M. Medical College, Solapur, (Shivaji University of Kolhapur) India


Dr.V.M. Medical College and General Hospital, Solapur, (Shivaji University of Kolhapur) India


Dr.V.M. Medical College and General Hospital, Solapur (Shivaji University of Kolhapur) India
Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Bombay, (University of Mumbai) India


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
Evelina Children’s Hospital at Guy’s & St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK


American Academy of Pediatric
British Association of Pediatric Urologist
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Pediatric Urologists
European Association of Urology
Urological Society of India

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6169

Office Fax

(773) 834-2666

Office Postal Address

Mohan. S. Gundeti MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 7122
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Gundeti

Dr. Gundeti explains the benefits of robotic laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplantation in American Urological Association News. Read the article to learn more.

Dr. Gundeti talks to about the University of Chicago Medicine's collaboration with Indian healthcare systems over the past year. Read the article to learn more.

Learn more about Dr. Gundeti’s work as director of the Pediatric Urology Program.

Dr. Gundeti serves as course director for the Pediatric Robotic Urological Surgery Hands-on Training Course. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, this one-week intensive training course is designed to teach physicians about the safe and proper application of pediatric robotic urological surgery. Learn more (PDF).

Dr. Gundeti was part of a team of experts that performed life-saving surgery for a boy with cloacal exstrophy, a condition that prevents normal growth of the pelvic bones and abdominal organs.

Dr. Gundeti was part of the care team that helped two-year-old Jake Boddie get his groove back after cancer treatment. » Read Jake's sarcoma story.

An AUANews article, co-authored by Dr. Gundeti, addresses the question: "Are There Safety Concerns with Robotic Surgery in Pediatrics?" (PDF).

The American Urological Association published an article by Dr. Gundeti about the role of robotic technology in the treatment of renal duplication anomalies. » Read the article.

The Chicago Tribune featured Dr. Gundeti in a story about robotic surgery.

Dr. Gundeti was the first physician in Chicago to successfully perform robot-assisted pyeloplasty in a pediatric patient. (PDF)

Dr. Gundeti and some of his patients are featured in a video about the benefits of choosing robotic approaches to treat urological problems in children.

Robotic surgery for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) spared a young boy from more invasive, open surgery. Dr. Gundeti is featured in this patient story.

A five-year-old boy was the first to undergo a robotic surgery to treat Prune Belly Syndrome. Dr. Gundeti performed the operation.

Dr. Gundeti is featured in a patient story about a teen who had robotic surgery to repair a complex kidney problem.

Dr. Gundeti helped Cate Roche, who was born with bladder exstrophy. Shortly after Cate's first birthday, her parents attributed her lively personality to Dr. Gundeti and the attentive care she received at Comer Children's Hospital.

Robot-assisted pediatric urologic surgery is highlighted in this article from the Department of Surgery's Operative Word newsletter. (PDF)

An 18-month old survivor of the Haitian earthquake was flown to Munster for Dr. Gundeti to perform surgery to repair a congenital urological problem.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gundeti's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.