A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Mundt graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Philosophy and went on to Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following Medical School, he completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at George Washington University in Washington DC. During his PM&R training, Dr. Mundt developed an interest in Oncology and decided to enter the field of Radiation Oncology.
Following a residency in Radiation Oncology in the Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at the University of Chicago, Dr. Mundt joined the faculty at that institution initially as an Assistant Professor and was later promoted to Associate Professor. He also served as the Director of the Residency Training Program and Medical Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago. In March 2006, Dr. Mundt was recruited to be Professor and Founding Chair of what would become the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Dr. Mundt is an internationally recognized radiation oncologist. He has published over 150 journal articles, 30 book chapters, and other reviews predominantly focusing on the use of novel radiotherapy approaches including intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery. He has edited 5 oncology textbooks, including two devoted to novel radiation technologies: IMRT: A Clinical Perspective and IGRT: A Clinical Perspective. The latter includes contributors from over 77 institutions in 18 countries.
Dr. Mundt's specialty is Gynecologic Cancer Lecturer on Gynecologic Cancer (Cervical, Uterine, Vulvar). He has been an invited speaker at over 200 seminars, symposia and workshops in the United States and abroad, including in Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, England, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, Sudan, Taiwan, and Tanzania. He has been a visiting professor at numerous prestigious Universities, including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan, Washington University, and Emory. He is a guest reviewer for 8 cancer journals and serves on multiple Advisory and Editorial Boards. He has been named Top Doctor for Cancer as well as a Top Doctor by the Chicago Magazine. He has been named a Top Doctor by the San Diego Magazine three years in a row.
Since 2015, Dr. Mundt has been President of the Radiating Hope Society which brings radiation medicine treatments to developing countries in Africa. Dr. Mundt has been on missions to Senegal and Tanzania. He coordinated the first every brachytherapy treatment in the country of Tanzania. He is also an advisory board member of another global health organization, Cure Cervical Cancer.
Outside the hospital, Dr. Mundt is an avid classical pianist and racquetball player. He enjoys travel and has a considerable interest in foreign languages, having studied 8 languages (his best are French, German and Italian). A life-long tennis enthusiast, Dr. Mundt was a frequent tennis partner of Barack “Barry” Obama while growing up in Hawaii.