Tina Sundaram, MD, MS

Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College
Role: Faculty, Clinician
Joined Rush in January 2016


I am originally from Illinois, and I completed medical school at Chicago Medical School. I then went on to complete an Emergency Medicine Residency at the Jacobi/Montefiore Residency in the Bronx. Currently, I am finishing an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship with Cook County and Rush and will be staying on as an attending at Rush after this fellowship ends in July 2017.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I love to be challenged and to experience new things everyday. The fast pace and unpredictability of each day keep the work fresh and exciting, and these aspects of my work keep me coming back for more.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

Rush is a wonderful environment with extensive resources for our patients. I am proud that weprovide excellent care for the population we serve.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I would love to have a mentor. I’m happy to provide whatever mentoring that students and residents require, but, at this point in my career, I think that having a mentor would be more beneficial to me.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Be prepared to work hard and stay on your toes everyday. Know that at times the work will be challenging in every way, but it can still be incredibly rewarding.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I love to go to new restaurants and try new types of food. I also love to read all kinds of books.