Patient Rating:

4.5 out of 5

160 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

Krishna M. Sundar, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2016 Sleep-Wake Center
375 Chipeta Way , Suite 200A
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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Bio

Dr. Sundar is currently the Medical Director of the Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah. He is American Board-Certified in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Internal Medicine.

Following his medical training in Delhi University and post-graduate training in PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, Dr. Sundar did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York followed by fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah. Thereafter, Dr. Sundar worked with the Utah Valley Pulmonary group, Provo, Utah for nearly a decade where he developed an interstitial lung disease program and directed pulmonary and critical care research for the IHC Urban South Region.

Dr. Sundar has extensive experience with all aspects of pulmonary and sleep medicine. One of his main goals as the Sleep Center physician is to educate patients and providers in realizing the full potential of sleep in maintaining health and improving outcomes from chronic illnesses.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Sleep Medicine)
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.4
My confidence in care provider
4.5
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.4
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.5
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.4
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

June 15, 2014

Nothing but a good experience

May 24, 2014

Excellent and very concerned care provided by the Physician Dr. Sundar

May 17, 2014

I have recommend my mother and have scheduled an appointment with doctor Sundar.

May 09, 2014

The doctor is very knowledgeable, professional and polite, but maybe not interested in my case? I would have liked more information on the download from my bipap/asv machine and my current condition. The bipap machine is still not working well for me, and he didn't mention any other solutions to getting me better sleep. He did contact the department to which he referred me, which is much appreciated. It's just frustrating because no one seems to think my problems are urgent, and I keep getting passed on to someone else (not just at the U of U Sleep Clinic.) Maybe my expectations are unreasonable, but I keep hoping for a doctor who will take responsibility for my case and make sure I get in to see the appropriate doctors and get the correct tests. Like I said, this is not just the U of U sleep/wake center. I've gone through this over and over with other doctors and clinics. The longer I'm ill and exhausted, the harder it is to keep trying to get help. I want to give up, but can't.

April 18, 2014

Dr. Sundar is very kind and very thorough. My conditions are varied and complicated. He takes his time asking lots of good questions before making a decision on how to proceed. He is also very good about following up by phone with me. I really like him and I really like his approach.

March 20, 2014

I would only recommend this facility if it was a nicer place to visit!

March 20, 2014

After the appointment, I was a bit confused about why I am taking this new medication. Dr. Sundar suggested that we might see about cutting back on the other medications I'm taking now. Not sure if the new meds are meant to eventually replace current meds. I would be worried about that because the current medications are working so well. So, I'm confused about what the new medication is for. I thought it was intended to make the current medications more effective(?)

March 18, 2014

Dr. Sundar is so dang awesome. He asked a ton of good questions, and really listened to my responses. He didn't interrupt and was very pleasant and patient. He made good recommendations, and was not in a rush at all. I could tell he really cared about me as a person, and wanted what was best. He also tried to eliminate things that weren't helpful or unnecessary. I would recommend him to anyone.

March 13, 2014

My experience in this clinic from the first appointment to the over night stay to the follow up appointments have been first rate. All who provided care were knowledgeable, friendly, caring, and polite.

February 24, 2014

Great experience with PA and staff

January 16, 2014

Dr. Sundar is a great physician- he let me answer ask questions, provided easy to understand answers, and had a nice balance of asking me my opinion and giving me his opinion. Very kind, caring person who made me feel a lot better about the future.

January 03, 2014

I really appreciated how Dr. Willis promised me that she would inform me of my x-ray results as soon as she got them. She fulfilled that promise.

December 26, 2013

The dr would ask me questions but then he didn't elaberate on why the information he was asking was imporatant or why he was concerened. I felt as though I did come away with any more information than I went in with. I have confidence in the sleep wake center but there is not reason why I would recommend this particular dr

December 12, 2013

This was my first visit and the Doctor needed to obtain my medical records from my previous doctor.

December 08, 2013

I was not told what was going on next in the process. They did not tell me that the doctor would have to go through the test results or anything. It would be nice to at least been told that I would have to wait or something. They gave me no iformation what so ever.

November 21, 2013

Dr. Sundar does not exude any kind of friendliness. I felt as though I was just another person on the factory line that he was seeing. There was no smile, no personal touch to our discussion in any way. I left feeling I was doing better medically but there was no explanation of what I needed to do going forward.

October 29, 2013

The doctor just got right to the point. I loved his explanations.

October 27, 2013

all went well

October 14, 2013

I have many severe problems and had to push to have them considered and there was no interest or concern express in regards to how these problems might affect the test and certainly no explanation to me if my problems (including sever back pain and my concerns about taking the sleeping pill) would affect the test.

October 08, 2013

Great!

October 03, 2013

My experience has been great. Good enough to recommended my husband who is now under his care.

September 24, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Sundar but at the same time, warn people that it takes a long time to get in and plan on being there for a couple of hours.

July 29, 2013

I feel very confident about the doctor's knowledge and his ability to help me.

July 19, 2013

Provider is very thorough

July 05, 2013

I felt that the doctor did not care as much about me as the doctor that saw me previously. He told me that a tech would see me shortly about a new mask, however, left me in the waiting room and probably did not inform the tech that I had been in the office for an hour already.

June 27, 2013

very good experience

June 25, 2013

Dr. Sundar drew images, explained sleep apnea causes in detail, and answered all of my questions. I had indicated on my form that I wanted to see the doctor after my sleep night, since I was unusually cold restless and wanted to ask if that could affect the diagnosis. The doctor left a message, but only mentioned follow-up about getting equipment. I'm not sure what to do. Aside from that, Dr. Sundar has a very good presence in addition to being highly informative.

June 21, 2013

Dr. Had no interest in discussing the issues I wanted to discuss. Was focused on other issues that are hard to worry about without primary resolved. In my opinion Dr. Was suggesting I self medicate the primary issue to work on secondary issue.

June 17, 2013

Dr Sundar is kind, caring and competent. He took the time to not only explain results of my testing, but also to consider other options for treating my problem, even unrelated to his specialty. He even called a colleague for advise after my visit and followed up with me by email. This was by far the best medical visit I have had in a year of 'doctoring' for a chronic condition.

June 10, 2013

I was told to prepare for a 1.5-2 hour appointment. I waited for well over an hour and spent about 15 minutes with the doctor. I had spent hours putting together the patient packet, but it was barely glanced at. He was obviously rushed and preoccupied.

March 25, 2013

I have complete confidence in Dr. Sundar! He is the most thorough sleep specialist I've ever seen!

February 27, 2013

I asked a question about the amount/level of mucus I was having and the concern I had about this. He did not respond. He seemed more interested in his concerns than mine.

February 20, 2013

Very good

February 18, 2013

I was most impressed with PA Britta. She was knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk tol

January 23, 2013

I've really had as much as I can stand dealing with Dr. Sundar & Total Respiratory Care.

December 26, 2012

I was thinking the whole visit was a waste of time because now I know what I need to do and I don't require any equipment or medication, but then told me of some classes that they are working on that would help me with exercises to help my condition, so I decided I would continue.

December 19, 2012

The PA-C I have seen is awesome. The facility itself for the sleep study could be upgraded. It would be nice if the individual sleep study rooms had their own bathroom with shower.

December 18, 2012

took month before initial findings to appt

November 20, 2012

I like Dr. Sundar. He is detailed and thorough. He remembers details about me that I'd never expect him to remember. He seems very concerned about my over all health. The only thing I see as having room for improvement is the time it takes to get in (booked for 4-6 months.) Even that isn't quite as important since it's not necessary to see the doctor as often, for sleep disorders!

November 05, 2012

Overall a very good experience.

October 22, 2012

Even having 3 of my Granddaughters with me the Dr was able to make this a positive experience. Very impressed!

September 18, 2012

Fantastic provider

September 18, 2012

Need follow-thru.

September 17, 2012

Over all, a great experience.

September 03, 2012

Dr. Sundar was efficient but very engaged and attentive, offered extensive explanations about my problem.

September 02, 2012

Very caring, provided excellent explanations

August 02, 2012

Graphics or illustrations of anotomy would have been better than the physician's sketch...great doctor...not so good of an artist

July 16, 2012

I'm very impressed with Dr. Sundar. He listens to what you have to say and is very thorough. He seems to think outside the box. I think he has a sense of humor under his professional hat, as he gets a little smile on his face when I'm trying to be funny.

June 12, 2012

This was my first meeting with Dr. Sundar. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I appreciate the time he took to answer my questions and include me in my care plan. Very nice man.

April 21, 2012

My care provider was the same person who let me in the door and took me to my room. She was helpful through the entire process. She said I will be getting a phone call to explain follow up care (CPAP machine, etc)

April 20, 2012

I was soooo thankful for the bottle of water in my room. The tech was nice, and put me at ease. I was a nervous wreck.

April 09, 2012

Dr wouldnt listen to anything I said

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Sleep Medicine)
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
1403 E Lantern Ln
Salt Lake City, UT 84020

Academic Bio

Following completion of his medical training in Delhi University, India and postgraduate training in Medicine at PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr Sundar finished his Internal Medicine residency at St Luke’s- Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York. Thereafter he completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah during which he performed basic research on murine models of oxidant lung injury. Following his fellowship and a year as a Clinical Instructor at the University Hospital, Dr Sundar joined the Utah Valley Pulmonary group in Provo, Utah where he developed a clinical research program over a 9-year period. During his stay at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, in addition to developing an interstitial lung disease program in Utah County, Dr Sundar performed clinical research that showed the importance of the association between chronic cough and sleep apnea. While serving as a Director of Pulmonary & Critical Care Research in Intermountain Urban South Region, he also published on clinical studies on ventilator strategies in severe acute lung injury from H1N1 pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

In January of 2012, Dr Sundar joined the University of Utah as an Associate Professor (Clinical) in Department of Medicine and in July 2012 took over Directorship of the Sleep-Wake Center, University of Utah. One of his main goals as the Medical Director is to educate patients and providers in realizing the full potential of sleep in improving outcomes from chronic medical illnesses. Dr Sundar is American-Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. His current research interests include the relationship between chronic lung disease and sleep apnea, improving sleep apnea care delivery models through collaborations with other providers and outcomes-based research looking at role of sleep optimization in chronic medical disorders. In addition to his role at the Sleep Wake Center, Dr Sundar also works at the South Jordan University of Utah where he supervises the asthma center and pulmonary outpatient care at the Daybreak facility.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah Medical Center
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Fellow
Residency St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Medicine
M.D.
Residency Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Internal Medicine, specialty rotations in Cardiology, Pulmonology, Neurology, Gastroenterolgy, Nephrology, ICU, Endocrinology and Rheumatology
Resident
Professional Medical University College Medical Science
Medicine
M.B.B.S.

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