Chandru P. Sundaram


Titled Professor (2018)
Dr. Norbert M. Welch, Sr. and Louise A. Welch Professor of Urology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine


Dr. Sundaram completed his urology residency at the University of Minnesota and his fellowship in endourology at the Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Before joining the faculty at Indiana University, he was director of the fellowship in minimally invasive urology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Sundaram is the director of minimally invasive surgery, program director and Professor of Urology.

Dr. Sundaram has over 150 peer reviewed publications and is actively involved in several urologic organizations. He performed the first urologic robotic surgery in Indiana (2002) and has been President of the Society of Urological Robotic Surgeons. Dr. Sundaram directs the nationally recognized fellowship in minimally invasive urologic surgery. He was selected to be treasurer of the Endourological Society, the premier international organization devoted to minimally invasive urologic surgery. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endourology and is Senior Editor of Videourology. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Urological Association. Other positions he has held include chair of the American Urological Association's Committee on Laparoscopy, Robotic Surgery and New Surgical Technology and President of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association. He has been invited faculty and speaker at multiple institutions and at national and international meetings.

Dr. Sundaram's area of expertise includes robotic and other minimally invasive surgical approaches. He specializes in kidney cancer and other conditions of the kidney; adrenal tumors and prostate cancer.