While not the most common types of cancer, liver and pancreas cancers are among the deadliest; this is why Dr. Cunningham has focused much of his efforts on early detection. Under Dr. Cunningham’s leadership, Saint Agnes provides specialized and expert treatment through the use of state-of-art technology, diagnostic breakthroughs and minimally invasive procedures. Additionally, through the multidisciplinary team approach model – comprised of interventional radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, nurses and gastroenterologists, among others – patients receive an individualized plan that ensures the best care from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up.
“This position will allow me to continue to offer world-class multidisciplinary and minimally invasive evaluation and treatment of pancreatic, biliary, and liver diseases in the comfortable and caring environment of the Saint Agnes community,” said Dr. Cunningham.
In addition to his love for caring for Saint Agnes patients with pancreatic and hepatobiliary problems, he also leads an active research program at Saint Agnes Hospital and serves as the Cancer Liaison Physician between Saint Agnes Cancer Institute and the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgical Oncology, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the Pancreas Club. Throughout his career Dr. Cunningham has been a prolific contributor and editor with nearly 100 contributions to a variety of medical journals, clinical guidelines, surgery textbooks, and other texts, including children’s literature.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 296-bed hospital currently completing a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. www.stagnes.org
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