Dr. Cunningham sees patients at this West Coast Retina office location:
West Coast Retina Medical Group
1445 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland: 1986-1990
PhD: University of California, San Diego. La Jolla, California.
M.P.H.: The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health. Baltimore, Maryland. Epidemiology and Statistics core curricula. Degree awarded in Public Health: 1990
Post Doctoral Training
Internship: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, California: 1991-1992
Residency: University of California, Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco: 1992-1995
Fellowships: Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis, The Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California San Francisco: 1995-1996
Medical Retina and Uveitis, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London: 1998
Scripps Institute and Research Foundation, The Department of Neuropharmacology. 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037. Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., Laboratory Director:1990-1991
National Institute on Drug Abuse. Addiction Research Center. Neurobiology Laboratory. Baltimore, Maryland 21224. Errol B. De Souza, Ph.D., Laboratory Director: 1/90-5/91
Public Health Ophthalmology Fellow. The Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology. The Wilmer Eye Institute. The Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland 21205. Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.Sc., Program Director: 7/90-5/91
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and The Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center. The Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland 21205. Martin W. Donner, M.D. and Bronwyn Jones, M.D., Directors: 7/90-6/91
Licensure and Board Certification
New York State Licensure
American Board of Ophthalmology certification 1996
Academic & Administrative Appointments
Director of the Uveitis Service at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara
Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
American Society of Retinal Specialists
American Uveitis Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Ocular Inflammation Society
International Uveitis Study Group
Max Fine Society
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Society of Heed Fellows
Society for Neuroscience
Awards & Honors
Residents’ Recognition Award for Teaching, CPMC (2007-2008).
Residents’ Recognition Award for Teaching, CPMC (2006-2007).
Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Ophthalmology, NYU (2004-2005).
Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Ophthalmology, NYU (2002-2003).
International Uveitis Study Group Research Prize (2000).
Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship (1995).
Heed-Knapp Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship (1996).
Howard Hughes Medical Institution Physician Scientist Fellowship (1996).
KO8 Clinician Scientist Grand from the NEI (1996).
Michael J. Hogan, M.D., Memorial Research Award, presented for outstanding original research performed by a resident in the Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF (1994).
Robert J. Prentiss, M.D., Memorial Research Award, presented for outstanding original research performed by an intern, Mercy Hospital (1992).
Jan Langman Award, presented by the American Association of Anatomists for best presentation by a graduate student at the annual meeting (1986).
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of meritorious thesis research (1987).
Cortical Scholar Award, from the American Association of Anatomists, for outstanding work on the cerebral cortex by a pre-doctoral student (1987).
Thord-Gray Fellowship, awarded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to support a postdoctoral period in the laboratory of Ander Bjorklund, Ph.D., University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (1989).
Chairman's Dissertation Award, honorable mention, from the American Association of Anatomists for outstanding original research by a graduate student (1989).
Medical Fellowship, awarded by The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, to study the genetics of β←−thalassemia at The University of Cagliari, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Cagliari, Italy (1985).
Sellard Medical Fellowship, awarded by The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, in support of a clinical clerkship to study neurosurgery at Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo (1986).
Roland P. Mackay Award in the History of Neurology presented by the American Academy of Neurology for an essay entitled, "A Historical Survey of the Neural Basis of Homeostasis" (1988).
Extended Neuroscience Research Award, honorable mention, presented by the American Academy of Neurology for original basic science research performed by a medical student (1989).
Meritorious Research Prize, awarded by the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, for best research proposal submitted by a medical student (1990).
Certificate of Merit, awarded by the Young Investigator's Day Committee of the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, for meritorious research performed by an M.D.-Ph.D. student (1990).
Review of Ophthalmology (1997-Present) - Section Editor; Retinal Insider
Ocular Surgery News (1996-Present) - Section Editor; Retina and Vitreous
International Ophthalmology Clinics (2002-Present)
Ophthalmology Times (2002-Present) - Section Editor; Uveitis Update
Expert Review of Ophthalmology (2009-Present)
AAO Uveitis ONE Online Editor (2008-Present)
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