Kunjana Mavunda, MD
Dr. Kunjana Mavunda is a pediatric pulmonologist with extensive clinical and research experience. She has provided care to infants and children in many different settings and has been practicing in South Florida since 1987. The focus of her care is prevention, education, and early treatment to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Originally from Kenya, Dr. Mavunda received her medical degree from Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland, in 1980. She completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. She received a master’s in public health from the University of Miami in 1996 and received additional training at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health in Tampa; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland; and Moorehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Mavunda is board certified in pediatrics with a subspecialty certification in pediatric pulmonology by the America Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Mavunda also specializes in travel medicine. She has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene (DTM&H) and is one of only two physicians in Florida who have passed the certification exams administered by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM). While previously serving as the medical director of epidemiology and disease control at the Miami-Dade Department of Health, she learned the importance of pre-travel counseling. In 1998, she started the International Travel Clinic, www.internationaltravelclinic.org, and currently sees travelers of all ages, and also those who have complex medical problems that may exacerbate during travel. Being the primary site in South Florida of the GeoSentinel, the network of the International Society of Travel Medicine, which allows her to stay abreast of disease outbreaks and easily communicate with leaders in the tropical and emerging diseases field, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Currently, Dr. Mavunda provides pediatric pulmonology consultations at several local hospitals and has a special interest in taking care of fragile infants who may have been born prematurely or who may have complicated medical problems. She also teaches medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows at the University of Miami.