A Feinberg Family
Kundu, who went to Northwestern as an undergraduate student before medical school at Feinberg, says she “bleeds purple” — and so does her family. Her husband, Shilajit Kundu, MD, ’07 GME, is an associate professor of Urology at Northwestern, and her two younger sisters (pictured right), Neelam Vashi Secemsky, ’08 MD, ’09 GME, and Ronak Vashi Patel, ’13 MD, also attended Feinberg for medical school. Though her parents, Ajit and Kaumudini Vashi, are not physicians, “They believe in the value of education as a platform to reach opportunity and then give back,” Kundu says.
She has a full life outside of work, too. At home, Kundu spends time with her three children, ages 6 to 11, and dog Funder. This summer, for instance, the family grew vegetables together in their garden. She also takes tennis and golf lessons, belongs to a book club and is vice president of the parent teacher council at her children’s school.
“I’ve always lived by the motto ‘Work hard and play hard, and always enjoy the ride,’” Kundu says.