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photo Tara Sunder, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-4882

Office: UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Administrative Assistant:
Crystal Knorr Lisowski
Phone: 859-492-4882
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Meurer
Phone: 412-692-4882
Fax: 412-692-4555
Education and Training
BS Biology and English, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), 2010
Post-Bacc Pre-Health Specialized Studies, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), 2011
MD, Creighton University (Omaha, NE), 2016
Internal Medicine Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), 2019
Research Interest
Recent Presentations:

The Impact of Journaling on Resident Burnout. NEGEA Conference, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA). Authors: T Sunder, G Diemer, V Sunder

Improving Advanced Care Planning Documentation in the Outpatient Setting. Poster. Annual Housestaff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Poster Session, June 2018 (Philadelphia, PA). Authors: C Sedlock, T Bekker, T Sunder, M Caldararo, D Chalikonda, N Mei
Clinical Interest
Dr. Sunder is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine and staff hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine before completing her internal medicine residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. While in residency, she pursued the Medical Education Pathway and served on both the Patient Centered Rounds Workgroup Committee and Peer Review Committee. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2019. Dr. Sunder's clinical interests include working with residents and advanced practice providers on inpatient services, transitions of care, and patient education.
Educational Interest
Medical education
Physician wellness
Humanities in medicine
Selected Publications:
Valakh, V, Kirichenko, A, Miller, R, Sunder, T, Miller, L, Fuhrer, R. Combination of IG-IMRT and Permanent Source Prostate Brachytherapy in Patients With Organ-Confined Prostate Cancer: GU and GI Toxicity and Effect on Erectile Function. Bracytherapy. 2011; 10(3): 195-200.
McGhee-Jez, A, Batra, V, Sunder, T, Rizk, S. Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome as Presenting Sign of Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Cureus. 2018; 10(12): e3706.