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Dr. J. Tasker Gundy

Dr. J. Tasker Gundy

M.D.

Education

  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Undergraduate: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Certification and Licensure

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Dr. Gundy is a fellowship-trained specialist in interventional pain medicine, with double-board certification in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He is proud and fortunate to have trained at some of the finest institutions in the country, including medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and anesthesia residency/pain fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (which in 2013 received the AAPM Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award), where he was recognized for distinction in research.   

Dr. Gundy’s primary focus is on treatment approaches for low back pain, which is among the most common and costly of all medical conditions (50% to 80% of adults will experience significant low back pain in their lifetime). He also brings to the field a unique passion for geriatrics and care of older adult patients. As a medical student, the American Federation awarded Dr. Gundy a summer research fellowship for Aging Research, and as a resident, his research on postoperative pain in elders was recognized with an award from the American Geriatrics Society. During his training, Dr. Gundy authored book chapters on the subject of back pain, spinal anatomy, pain in older adults, and cancer pain, among others. Currently his research is evaluating strategies to improve the efficacy of interventional treatments for facet-related low back pain.

Dr. Gundy’s practice is patient-specific and conservative in philosophy, with treatment approaches that aim to provide pain reduction with minimal adverse effects. He believes that the best treatment results are achieved when the correct diagnosis is identified. While injections and interventions for low back pain are widely used and popular, chances for therapeutic success increase significantly when these procedures are performed in a meticulous, precise way.