Bornali Kundu, MD, PhD, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in epilepsy surgery and movement disorder surgery, such as implanting deep brain stimulation devices. Her practice also includes surgeries for malignant and benign tumors, facial pain brain trauma, hydrocephalus and psychiatric disorders. As part of a collaborative team, Dr. Kundu works closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists and engineers to best serve her patients.

She is passionate about patient care and playing a role in improving quality of life for her patients. Outside of her clinical practice, Dr. Kundu likes to hike and snowboard, enjoys camping at national parks with her husband and spending time with her daughter.

Kundu Lab

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health


Neurological Surgery

  • University of Utah Medical Center


Functional Neurosurgery

  • University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine


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Academic Information

Assistant Professor

Research Profile

Bornali Kundu, MD, is a neurosurgeon who specializes in brain trauma, movement disorder surgeries, epilepsy surgery, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and psychiatric disorders. She studies how we as humans form and retrieve memories and do complicated tasks to better understand and help patients with memory problems or issues with movement.

Bornali Kundu MD, PhD CV

Bornali Kundu, MD, is also an Affiliate Faculty member in the Chemical, Biological and Biomedical degree programs.

Research Interests

  • Human memory and movement
  • Neural engineering and brain-machine interfaces
  • Isolation of seizure origin in patients with epilepsy
  • Understanding the neural bases of network disorders

Areas of Expertise

  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy and movement disorders
  • Surgical treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors
  • Treatment of congenital or acquired conditions such as hydrocephalus