Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD

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Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD
Dr. Matthew Cunningham, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Cunningham is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Dr. Cunningham's Care Philosophy

Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham studied Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, and attended Columbia University for both medical and graduate school. He was a Rhodes Scholar regional finalist while at Hopkins, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with general and departmental honors. He was an National Institute of Health (NIH) funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student while at Columbia, and graduated with numerous honors including Alpha Omega Alpha, the Alfred E. Steiner Re

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    Dr. Cunningham's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cunningham to family and friends
    4.2
    based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Cunningham's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Bronx , NY |
    Dr. Cunningham is very pleasant and easy going. He makes you feel at ease, all the while being very detailed about your condition and the procedure you will undergo. I am 100% satisfied with the outcome of my surgery and how attentive he was to me b4 and after surgery. I totally trusted my Drs decision and I was confident all will go as plan. I couldn't have had a better surgeon. Thank you Doc
    in NJ |
    Dr. Cunningham is extremely impressive. He has a warm, open manner. He takes the needed time with a patient and answers questions thoroughly, thoughtfully, and clearly. The office staff is extremely helpful and supportive. Dr. Cunningham takes a minimalist approach – do what is really needed yet not more. We quickly found that we trusted his judgment and insight. The surgery went very well and the after-care is top notch. I recommend Dr. Cunningham with complete confidence.
    Ardsley, New York |
    We are so lucky that we met Dr. Cunningham 2 years ago. His expertise,compassion and outstanding knowledge enabled my husband to walk again and improve his quality of life immensely. He brings to the table not only his expertise as an orthopedic surgeon ,but also his knowledge in bone metabolism which is a major piece of the puzzle overlooked by many orthopedic surgeons. In addition, his office staff, especially Tina, his office manager, was amazingly helpful every step of the way.
    in East Brunswick, NJ |
    In 2014, I was determine to have a Spinal Stenosis condition. Living in New Jersey, the first Specialist I consulted, recommended surgery. I decided to go online to the Hospital Of Special Surgery, where I contacted Dr. Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham was great in explaining my condition and treatments available. I tried Spinal Injection first which worked for a while, but eventually had the surgery. It went very well, I am pain free, and can not thank Dr. Cunningham and his staff enough.
    in Northern, NJ |
    There are no words to describe the surgical expertise Doc C demonstrated remedying the conditions that had reduced my 21 yr old son to needing a cane. He knew the herniated disc shown in the MRI did not match the level of symptoms presented. He said it would be a game time decision to proceed with something further than repairing the disc. He spent 2 extra hours repairing the other issues. My son walked out the hospital without a cane that night. 4 weeks later my son is virtually pain free!
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    Dr. Cunningham's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Matthew E. Cunningham studied Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, and attended Columbia University for both medical and graduate school. He was a Rhodes Scholar regional finalist while at Hopkins, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated with general and departmental honors. He was an National Institute of Health (NIH) funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student while at Columbia, and graduated with numerous honors including Alpha Omega Alpha, the Alfred E. Steiner Re

    Dr. Cunningham's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
    •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors

      Dr. Cunningham has no awards or honors listed.

    • Media & Publications
      • Specialty Update: What’s new in Orthopaedic Research., 2007
      • Fusionless Scoliosis Surgery, 2005
      • Partially Overlapping Limited Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation for Adult Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Scoliosis: A Description of Novel Spinal Instrumentation, “The Hybrid Technique”., 2007
      • Spinal Infections in Patients with Compromised Immune Systems, 2006
      • Posterior Vertebral Column Resection for VATER/VACTERL Associated Spinal Deformity: A Case Report., 2007

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    Conditions Treated

    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Hand Conditions
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myelopathy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Still's Disease
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

    Education

    • Medical School
      Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      New York Hospital

      Completed in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Hospital for Special Surgery

      Completed in 2007

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Joint Drainage
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Decompression
    • Spinal Discectomy
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection