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Lily Mundy, MD

House Staff
Start Year: 
New York University
Medical School: 
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Clinical and Research Interests

Microsurgery, extremity reconstruction, lower extremity trauma, patient-centered outcomes research

What were you looking for in a residency program?

A high clinical volume, complexity in cases, quality of mentorship and faculty, the resources of a large university

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

Family mentality, supportive and committed leadership, quality of faculty and clinical experience, opportunities for research

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Read, trust the process, be prepared.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Ease of living, enjoyable temperatures, kindheartedness of the community, close family and friends

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Spend time with family and friends, cook, exercise

Honors and Awards



  • Co-PI: Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Severe Lower Extremity Trauma: Cognitive Debriefing Interviews. Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma Research Grant, $20,000, August 2018-2020
  • Co-Investigator (Resident lead): Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research, administered by the Duke Musculoskeletal Program: Development of a PRO Instrument for Use in Severe Lower Extremity Trauma, $15,000, September 2017-2018

National Leadership

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Resident Ambassador, January 2019 - December 2020
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Resident Advisory Committee, January 2018 - Current

Conference Presentation Awards

  • SESPRS Glancy Competition Finalist, 2019
  • PSRC Annual Meeting Clifford C. Snyder, MD Past Chairman Award for Best Resident Paper, 2017


Klassen, Anne, Lily Mundy, Catherine Miller, Allison DiLaura, Natalia Ziolkowski, and Andrea Pusic. “Developing content for a PRO instrument for surgical and traumatic scars: qualitative phase.” In Quality of Life Research, 25:187–88. SPRINGER, 2016.


Mundy, Lily R., H Catherine Miller, Anne F. Klassen, Stefan J. Cano, and Andrea L. Pusic. “Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments for Surgical and Traumatic Scars: A Systematic Review of their Development, Content, and Psychometric Validation.” Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 40, no. 5 (October 2016): 792–800.

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Cohen, Wess A., Lily R. Mundy, Tiffany N. S. Ballard, Anne Klassen, Stefan J. Cano, John Browne, and Andrea L. Pusic. “The BREAST-Q in surgical research: A review of the literature 2009-2015.” Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery : Jpras 69, no. 2 (February 2016): 149–62.

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Cohen, Leslie E., Natalia Fullerton, Lily R. Mundy, Andrew L. Weinstein, Kai-Ming Fu, Jill J. Ketner, Roger Härtl, and Jason A. Spector. “Optimizing Successful Outcomes in Complex Spine Reconstruction Using Local Muscle Flaps.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 137, no. 1 (January 2016): 295–301.

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Truby, Lauren, Yoshifumi Naka, Bindu Kalesan, Takeyoshi Ota, Ajay J. Kirtane, Susheel Kodali, Natasha Nikic, et al. “Important role of mechanical circulatory support in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock.” European Journal of Cardio Thoracic Surgery : Official Journal of the European Association for Cardio Thoracic Surgery 48, no. 2 (August 2015): 322–28.

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Truby, Lauren, Lily Mundy, Bindu Kalesan, Ajay Kirtane, Paolo C. Colombo, Koji Takeda, Shinichi Fukuhara, Yoshifumi Naka, and Hiroo Takayama. “Contemporary Outcomes of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock at a Large Tertiary Care Center.” Asaio Journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) 61, no. 4 (July 2015): 403–9.

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Truby, L., T. Hongo, L. Mundy, A. Kirtane, J. Beck, E. Landes, M. Yuzefpolskaya, et al. “Cardiac Arrest in the Era of Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Single Center Experience with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 33:S249–S249. Elsevier BV, 2014.

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Landes, E. L., L. Truby, L. Mundy, J. Yang, A. J. Kirtane, L. Mongero, M. Yuzefpolskaya, et al. “Partial Flow with 15F Arterial Cannula Provides Sufficient Circulatory Support in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 33:S250–S250. Elsevier BV, 2014.

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Mundy, L., L. Truby, T. Hongo, A. Kirtane, L. Mongero, E. Landes, M. Yuzefpolskaya, et al. “The Columbia Experience of 163 Patients with Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 33:S38–39. Elsevier BV, 2014.

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