Meet one of our newest pediatricians at Day Kimball Healthcare, Dr. Nicholas Cundiff.
As long as he can remember, Dr. Cundiff was interested in medicine. Growing up, he fondly recalls seeing his dad come home from work with a smile. Despite his demanding job as a physician, his dad always remained positive and shared countless rewarding stories that he witnessed throughout his career. It is that unwavering dedication to his patients that inspired Dr. Cundiff to follow in his dad’s footsteps.
A native of Ohio, Dr. Cundiff obtained his medical degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio in 2017. In 2020, he completed his pediatric residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
During his pediatric residency training in Charleston, Dr. Cundiff met his wife, Dana, who was working as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital. The couple currently reside in Providence, Rhode Island, and are eagerly expecting the arrival of their first child in March 2022.
Dr. Cundiff has combined his passion for medicine with his love of traveling. A little-known fact about Dr. Cundiff that may surprise you is that he has traveled to over 20 countries, including medical mission trips to India, Ecuador, and Cameroon!
Now that he’s relocated to New England to be near his family, he’s here to stay and is looking forward to being a long-term member of the community while also building relationship with his new patients and their families and watching them grow. Like our other pediatricians and providers at Day Kimball Healthcare, Dr. Cundiff both thrives in and helps to create the positive, child-centered atmosphere we strive for at our pediatric practice.
Dr. Cundiff has participated in numerous research and quality improvement projects, and various poster and didactic presentations. He is the founder and director of Stella Maris Ministries, a non-profit corporation that provides children with complex medical needs a sailing trip in the Charleston harbor, joined by their families as a time for respite and new memories.
When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Cundiff enjoys any form of social exercise, playing with his seven-month-old labradoodle, Pumpernickel, spending quality time with his siblings and parents, and traveling with his wife. He is an active member of St. Pius V Catholic Church and the Community Boating Center in Providence.
Dr. Cundiff is accepting new patients at the Day Kimball Medical Group Pediatrics Center in Putnam. To schedule an appointment, call 1 (844) DKMG DOC (1-844-356-4362). Learn more at daykimball.org/accepting-patients.
Read on to learn more about Dr. Cundiff in this edition of 13 Questions.
1. I grew up in: Sandusky, Ohio (home of Cedar Point Amusement Park and filming location for the movie Tommy Boy).
2. Who’s on your playlist? Judah and the Lion; Bon Iver; The Avett Brothers; Taylor Swift; and Mandolin Orange.
3. What’s your favorite movie? Good Will Hunting.
4. What’s your favorite color? Green.
5. What was the last thing you read? The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
6. Who is your hero? Pope John Paul, II.
7. Pets or no pets? Yes. A seven-month-old, female labradoodle named Pumpernickel.
8. Name something on your bucket list. To swim with whale sharks.
9. What’s your “go-to” comfort food? Pizza.
10. Smartphone, tablet or desktop? Smartphone.
11. People would be surprised to know that I: have been to over 20 countries.
12. What’s your current health focus (for yourself, personally)? I have been consistently working out for almost a year now. Previously I went through many seasons and could not stay consistent. As such I have put on 15 “good” pounds.
13. What’s your favorite place in Northeast Connecticut? Victoria Station Café.
Top: Dr. Nicholas Cundiff and his wife, Dana, on a dinner date in Charleston, South Carolina.
Middle: Dr. Nicholas Cundiff and his travel companion, Ashley, at the Taj Mahal while on a medical rotation in India.
Bottom: Dr. Nicholas Cundiff’s seven-month-old, female labradoodle, Pumpernickel.