Lauren Michelle Gunderman, MD

Lauren Michelle Gunderman, MD


On staff since September 2023

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies

"During residency, I decided to become an allergist/immunologist after working with mentors in the field who were amazing teachers and lifelong learners. This field is constantly advancing, so educating patients and families about what is new, what has changed or what is on the horizon is very important and keeps me motivated. Supporting children and families through challenging diagnoses is the most valuable piece of my work."

  • Biography

    Dr. Gunderman completed her undergraduate, medical school and pediatric residency in Ohio. After completing Pediatric residency at the Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she pursued allergy and immunology training at Northwestern and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. There she developed an interest in inborn errors of immunity, educating families about pediatric allergic diseases, and the advancement of new therapies in both immunologic and allergic conditions. Her Advanced Research year at Northwestern was focused on pediatric heart transplant patients’ immune phenotype and the impact on post-transplant outcomes.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Patience Spokane, WA 12.21.23

      Excellent care!

  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Gunderman LM, Asano T, Casanova JL, Boisson B, Khojah A
      Novel NF-kappa B Inhibitor Alpha Gain-of-Function Variant in an Infant with Lymphocytosis and Recurrent Serratia Bacteremia.
      37036561 Journal of clinical immunology, 2023 Aug. : 43(6)1122-1126
    • Elhodaky M, Gunderman LM, Bachula M, Liu G, Reilly P, Schmidt ML, Frederiksen JK, Lu X, Jennings L, Rossoff J, Khanolkar A, Gong S
      Relapse of large B-cell lymphoma with IRF4 rearrangement associated with SLAM-associated protein deficiency.
      37254476 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2023 May 30 : e30478
    • Gunderman L, Brown J, Chaudhury S, O'Gorman M, Fuleihan R, Khanolkar A, Ahmed A
      Co-Occurring X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia and X-Linked Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Two Isolated Pathogenic Variants in One Patient.
      36979938 Biomedicines, 2023 Mar 21 : 11(3) PMCID:PMC10046124
    • Khojah, A., Gunderman, L., Binhussein, M., Bukhari, A., Khojah, I
      A Case Report of Hyper-IgM Syndrome Patient with Normal Serum IgA Level.
      Austin J Clin Immunol, 2023 : 9(2)1057
    • Gunderman, L. M., Asano, T., Casanova, J. L., Boisson, B., & Khojah, A
      Novel NF-kappa B Inhibitor Alpha Gain-of-Function Variant in an Infant with Lymphocytosis and Recurrent Serratia Bacteremia
      Journal of clinical immunology, 2023
    • Gunderman LM, Valika T, Carol H, Khojah A
      Improvement of SLC29A3 spectrum disorder-related sensorineural hearing loss after initiation of IL-6 inhibitor.
      35732371 BMJ case reports, 2022 Jun 22 : 15(6) PMCID:PMC9226926
    • Khojah, A., Gunderman, L., Bukhari, A., Schutt, M., Cohran, V
      Early-onset Crohn's disease, IgA Nephropathy, and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in a Patient with IL-10 Receptor Deficiency.
      Clinical Immunology Communications, 2022
    • Gunderman L, Wlodaver A, Ochfeld E, Klein Gitelman M, Klein Gitelman M, Yap K, Khojah A
      Atypical Griscelli Syndrome Presenting with Immune Dysregulation, Systemic Granulomatosis and Normal Pigment Secondary to A Structural Variant in RAB27A.
      Arch Rheum & Arthritis Res, 2021 : 2(1)
  • Research Funding

    Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    T32 Training Grant Northwestern University Allergy and Immunology Research (NUAIR) Program Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023


Board Certification(s)

Allergy & Immunology

Medical/Professional School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH


Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH


McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL