13317-Sundaram, Chandru

Chandru P. Sundaram, MD, MS

Professor of Urology

RT 420
Indianapolis, IN


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.

The department’s minimally invasive surgery program is active with several studies to develop new techniques in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery. 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.

Dr. Sundaram may be contacted for an appointment by either using the online request link located above and left, by phone at (317)948-3098, by fax at (317) 944-0174, or by mail at:

Chandru Sundaram, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Department of Urology

RE: Appointments 

Indiana Cancer Pavilion

535 N Barnhill Dr, Suite 420

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Urology
  • Dr. Norbert M. Welch, Sr. and Louise A. Welch Professor of Urology
  • Program Director and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Urology
  • Education
    1988 MS Bangalore University
    1985 MD Madras Medical College
    1985 MB,BS Madras Medical College
  • Research

    Advances in minimally invasive surgery

    Kidney Cancer, Polycystic kidneys, UPJ Obstruction, Living renal donation

    Surgical Training and Education

    Quality Improvement and Patient Safety


  • Professional Organizations
    American Urologic Association
  • Clinical Interests

    Kidney: Cancer, Donation, Cysts, Obstruction

    Prostate: Cancer

    Adrenal: Tumors

    Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery

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