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Dr. Cunningham is the Director of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery and the Director of Research at Saint Agnes Hospital Center and Cancer Institute.  He earned his M.D. from George Washington University and completed general surgery residency at the University of Maryland. He has completed fellowships in both oncology research and pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Dr. Cunningham is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Throughout his career, he has been a prolific contributor and editor with over 100 contributions to a variety of medical journals, guidelines, conferences and textbooks [see publications]. He also served as a Cancer Liaison Physician for the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer.

 

 

A member the American College of Surgeons, the Society for American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society for Surgical Oncology, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Pancreas Club, Dr. Cunningham offers world-class multidisciplinary and minimally invasive evaluation and treatment of pancreatic, biliary and liver diseases, both benign and malignant.​

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“Awesome bedside manner; Made sure we understood procedure; Easy to get a hold of and receptive to questions; Kept family updated; Professional and extremely knowledgeable.” – Patient, 2013

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2016 Recipient of the Carol and Tom R. DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons offered by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

2018 Named Top-Doc by Baltimore Magazine

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Yang S, Aghajafari P, Patel ST, Cunningham SC. The “Colonial Wig” Pancreaticojejunostomy: Zero Leaks wtih A Novel Technique for Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Oral presentation, New England Surgical Society, Boston, September 16, 2016 (Illustrations by Cory Sandone).

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Please vist Google Scholar and PubMed for more information. (h-index: 25; ORCHID ID: 0000-0001-7758-7717; Scopus ID: 7201937184)

Publications Edited as Medical Editor

  1. Perinatal Transmission Prevention Committee. Prevention of perinatal HIV transmission: Clinical guidelines. 3rd ed. New York, NY: New York State Dept of Health AIDS Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; March 2000 (Medical Editors: Cunningham SC and Gorospe M).
  2. Medical Care Criteria Committee. Criteria for the medical care of adults with HIV infection. New York, NY: New York State Dept of Health AIDS Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; March 2000 (Medical Editors: Cunningham SC, Gorospe M and George C).
  3. Mental Health Guidelines Committee. Mental health for people with HIV infection. New York, NY: New York State Dept of Health AIDS Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; March 2001 (Medical Editors: Cunningham SC and Gorospe M).

Publications Authored – Periodicals

  1. Perichon R, Moser AB, Cunningham SC, Wallace WC, Roth GS, Moser HW.  Peroxisomal disease cell lines with cellular plasmalogen deficiency have impaired muscarinic cholinergic signal transduction activity and amyloid precursor protein secretion.  Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1998;284:57-61.
  2. Perichon R, Droy-Lefaix M-T, Kelly JF, Cunningham SC, Mason RP and Roth GS.  Effect of EGb761 on muscarinic cholinergic signal transduction in rat brain xynaptosomes during aging.  In: Packer L, Christian Y, eds. Advances in Ginkgo biloba (EGb 761) Research. vol. 7;  Ginkgo biloba Extract (EGb 761): Lessons from Cell Biology, (1998).
  3. Cunningham SC.  Psychologists.  Psych News. September 17, 1999;34(18):22.
  4. Cunningham SC, Cusnir M, Burdick RK, Van Echo DA, Moesinger R.  Neoadjuvant chemoradiation to convert locally advanced pancreatic head adenocarcinoma to resectable disease: Case report and review of the literature.  Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2003;1:741-743.
  5. Cunningham SC, Shibata D, Volpe C.  Isolated abdominal wound metastasis from a gastrointestinal stromal tumor.  Int J Gastrointest Cancer. 2003;33:129-32.
  6. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM.  Necrotizing soft tissue infection from decubitus ulcer after spinal cord injury.  Spine. 2004;29:E172-4.
  7. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM.  Steatocystoma simplex.  Surgery. 2004;136:97-98.
  8. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM.  Splenectomy for massive splenomegaly of polycythemia vera.  Am J Surg. 2004;198:94-95.
  9. Cunningham SC, Sohn TA, Ryu B, Kern SE.  Nonspecific enhancement of gene expression by compounds identified in high-throughput cell-based screening.  BioTechniques. 2004;37:120-122.
  10. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM.  Pyogenic liver abscess complicating stricture of the common bile duct due to chronic pancreatitis.  Surg Infect. 2004;5:188-194.
  11. Cunningham SC, Rosson GD, Lee RH, Williams JZ, Lustman GA, Slezak S, Goldberg NH, Silverman RP.  Localization of the arcuate line from surface anatomic landmarks: a cadaver study.  Ann Plast Surg. 2004;53:129-131.
  12. van der Heijden MS, Brody JR, Gallmeier E, Cunningham SC, Dezentje DA, Shen D, Hruban RH, and Kern SE.  Functional defects in the fanconi anemia pathway in pancreatic cancer cells.  Am J Pathol. 2004 165: 651-657.
  13. Cunningham SC, Fakhry K, Bass BL, Napolitano LM.  Neutropenic enterocolitis in adults: Case series and review of the literature.  Dig Dis Sci. 2005;50:215-20.
  14. Cunningham SC, Poliakova L, Silver K, Farney AC; Bartlett ST, Philosophe B, Leeser DB.  Treating refractory chronic pancreatitis with total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation.  Contemp Surg. 2005;61:192-198.
  15. Janas AM*, Cunningham SC*, Duffy KB, Devan BD, Greig NH, Holloway HW, Yu QS, Markowska AL, Ingram DK, Spangler EL.  The cholinesterase inhibitor, phenserine, improves Morris water maze performance of scopolamine-treated rats.  Life Sci. 2005;76:1073-81. * FIRST AUTHOR SHARED
  16. Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Kim MP, Hammoud S, Haque R, Maitra A, Montgomery E, Heitmiller RE, Choti MA, Lillemoe KD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Schulick RD.  Survival after gastric adenocarcinoma resection: Eighteen-year experience at a single institution.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2005;9:718-725.
  17. van der Heijden MS, Brody JR, Dezentje DA, Gallmeier E, Cunningham SC, Swartz MJ, DeMarzo AM, Offerhaus GJ, Isacoff WH, Hruban RH, Kern SE.  In vivo therapeutic responses contingent on Fanconi anemia/BRCA2 status of the tumor.  Clin Cancer Res. 2005;11:7508-15.
  18. Gallmeier E, Winter JM, Cunningham SC, Kahn SR, Kern SE.  Novel genotoxicity assays identify norethindrone to activate p53 and phosphorylate H2AX.  Carcinogenesis. 2005;26:1811-20.
  19. Cunningham SC, Gannon CJ, Napolitano LM.  Small-bowel diverticulosis.  Am J Surg. 2005;190:37-8.
  20. Makary MA, Winter J, Cameron JL, Campbell KA, Cunningham SC, Chang D, Riall TS, Yeo CJ.  Pancreaticoduodenectomy in the very elderly.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2006;10:347-356.
  21. Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Kim MP, Hammoud S, Haque R, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Maitra A, Ashfaq R, Hustinx S, Heitmiller RE, Choti MA, Lillemoe KD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Schulick RD, Montgomery E.  Claudin-4, mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4, and stratifin are markers of gastric adenocarcinoma precursor lesions.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006;15:281-7.
  22. Cunningham SC, Hansel D, Fishman E, Cameron JL.  Foregut duplication cyst of the stomach.  J Gastrointest Surg 2006;10:620-1.
  23. Gallmeier E, Calhoun ES, Rago C, Brody JR, Cunningham SC, Hucl T, Gorospe M, Kohli M, Lengauer C, Kern SE.  Targeted disruption of FANCC and FANCG in human cancer provides a preclinical model for specific therapeutic options.  Gastroenterology 2006;130:2145-54.
  24. Cunningham SC, Malone DL, Bochicchio GV, Genuit T, Keledjian K, Tracy JK, Scalea TM, Napolitano LM.  Serum lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) concentrations in trauma victims.  Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2006;7:251-61.
  25. Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Kim M, Hammoud S, Haque R, Maitra A, Montgomery E, Heitmiller RE, Choti MA, Lillemoe KD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, and Schulick RD.  MKK4 status predicts survival after resection of gastric adenocarcinoma.  Arch Surg 2006;141:1095-9.
  26. Cunningham SC, Kern SE.  Beverage-agarose gel electrophoresis (BAGE): A technical exercise.  CBE Life Sci Educ 2006;5:281-6.
  27. Cunningham SC, Suh HS, Winter JM, Montgomery E, Schulick RD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ.  Retroperitoneal paraganglioma: Single-institution experience and review of the literature.  J Gastrointest Surg 2006;10:1156-63.
  28. Cunningham SC, Gallmeier E, Hucl T, Dezentje DA, Calhoun ES, Falco G, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M, Kern SE. Targeted deletion of MAP2K4/MKK4 in cancer cells: a detrimental phenotype manifests as decreased experimental metastases and suggests a counterweight to the evolution of tumor-suppressor loss in tumorigenesis.  Cancer Res 2006;66:5560-4.
  29. Cunningham SC, Gallmeier E, Hucl T, Dezentje DA, Abdelmohsen K, Gorospe M, Kern SE.  A theoretical proposal: Allelic dosage of MAP2K4/MKK4 could rationalize frequent 17p loss in diverse human cancers.  Cell Cycle 2006;5:1090-3.
  30. DeOliveira ML, Winter JM, Schafer M, Cunningham SC, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Clavien P-A.  Assessment of complications after pancreatic surgery: A novel grading system applied to 633 patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.  Ann Surg 2006;244:931-7.
  31. Calhoun ES, Gallmeier E, Cunningham SC, Eshleman JR, Hruban RH, Kern SE.  Copy-number methods dramatically underestimate loss of heterozygosity in cancer.  Genes Chromosomes Cancer 2006;45:1070-1.
  32. Cunningham SC.  Minimally accurate nomenclature. Surg Endosc 2006;20:998.
  33. Cunningham SC, Alexander HR.  Porcelain gallbladder and cancer: ethnicity explains a discrepant literature?  Am J Med 2007;120:e17-8.
  34. DeOliveira ML*, Cunningham SC*, Kamangar F, Lillemoe KD, Choti MA, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Schulick RD.  Cholangiocarcinoma: 31-Year experience with 564 patients at a single institution.  Ann Surg 2007;245:755-62. * FIRST AUTHOR SHARED
  35. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM.  Image of the month: Enterorectus fistula.  Arch Surg 2007;142:685-6.
  36. Cunningham SC.  The least invasive name wins: Reply to Paluch, T (2006) Maximally accurate nomenclature.  Surg Endosc 2007;21:1470-1.
  37. Cunningham SC and Klein RV.  Nomenclature question: panniculus or pannus? Answer: pannona.  J Am Coll Surg 2007;204:726-7.
  38. Gallmeier E, Hucl T, Calhoun ES, Cunningham SC, Bunz F, Brody JR, Kern SE.  Gene-specific selection against experimental Fanconi anemia gene inactivation in human cancer.  Cancer, Biol & Ther 2007;6(5):654-60.
  39. Cunningham SC and Gallmeier E.  The supraclavicular approach to central venous catheterization: “Simpler, safer, speedier.”   J Am Coll Surg 2007;205:514-6.
  40. Cunningham SC, Schulick RD  Palliative management of gastric cancer.  Surg Oncol 2007;16(4):267-75.
  41. Cunningham SC, Choti MA, Bellavance EC, and Pawlik TM.  Palliation of hepatic tumors.  Surg Oncol 2007;16(4):277-91.
  42. Nugent SL, Cunningham SC, Alexiev BA, Bellavance E, Papadimitriou J, Hanna N.  Composite signet-ring cell/neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach with a metastatic neuroendocrine carcinoma component: a better prognosis entity.  Diagn Pathol 2007;2:43. * FIRST AUTHOR SHARED
  43. Cunningham SC, Sutton ERH.  Invited Commentary: Letter to (Fellow) Young Doctors: More Kairos with Less Chronos.  Surg Innov 2008;15:324-31.
  44. Bellavance EC, Lumpkins KM, Mentha G, Marques HP, Capussotti L, Pulitano C, Majno P, Mira P, Rubbia-Brandt L, Ferrero A, Aldrighetti L, Cunningham SC, Russolillo N, Philosophe B, Barroso E, Pawlik TM. Surgical management of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: resection or transplantation?  J Gastrointest Surg 2008;12:1699-708.
  45. Cunningham SC, Pawlik TM.  Two-stage hepatectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver.  Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep 2008;4:93–99.
  46. Cunningham SC, Klein RV, Kavic SM.  A nomenclature of nomenclature: Sources of terminologic uncertainty & confusion (STUC) classification and the value of communication.  Arch Surg 2009;144:104-6.
  47. Cunningham SC, Kavic SM.  What is an intraoperative complication?  World J Surg 2009;33:1099-100.
  48. Deneve JL, Pawlik TM, Cunningham S, Clary B, Reddy S, Scoggins CR, Martin RC, D’Angelica M, Staley CA, Choti MA, Jarnagin WR, Schulick RD, Kooby DA.  Liver cell adenoma: a multicenter analysis of risk factors for rupture and malignancy.  Ann Surg Oncol 2009;16:640-8.
  49. Cunningham SC, Tsai S, Marques HP, Mira P, Barroso E, Cameron A, Philosophe B, Pawlik TM.  Management of early hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with well-compensated cirrhosis.   Ann Surg Oncol 2009;16:1820-31.
  50. Cunningham SC.  Book Review: Precancer.  Cancer Biol Ther 2010;9:945.
  51. De Jong M, Farnell MB, Cunningham SC, Lum, YW, Winter JM, Cameron JL, Wolfgang C, Geschwind J, Georgiades C, Edil B, Herman J, Abrams R, Choti MA, Nagorney DM, Schulick, RD, Pawlik TM.  Liver-directed therapy for hepatic metastasis in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy: a multi-center analysis.  Ann Surg 2010;252:142-8.
  52. Cunningham SC, Gallmeier E, and Kern SE.  MKK4 as oncogene or tumor supressor: In cancer and senescence, the story’s getting old.  Aging 2010;2:752.
  53. Cunningham SC, Hruban RH, Schulick RD.  Differentiating IPMN from other pancreatic cystic lesion.  W J Gastrointest Surg 2010;2:331-6.
  54. Kahn J, Pawlik TM, and Cunningham SC.  No small issue: Minimally invasive but more than minimally biased toward minor resections?   J Am Coll Surg 2010;212:134.
  55. Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Daly BD.  Hepatic gas: Widening spectrum of causes detected at CT and US in the interventional era.  RadioGraphics 2011;31:1403-1413.
  56. Gueorguiev A, Kowdley CG, Mackey R, Esquivel J, and Cunningham SC.  Minimally invasive evaluation and treatment of colorectal liver metastases.  Internatl J Surg Onc 2011;2011:686030.
  57. Haddad AJ, Banihani M, Pawlik TM, and Cunningham SC.  Metastatic colorectal cancer.  Internatl J Surg Onc 2011;2011:285840.
  58. Merchant N, David CS, and Cunningham SC.  Early hepatocellular carcinoma: Transplantation versus resection: The case for resection.  Internatl J Hepatol 2011;2011:142085.
  59. Haddad A, Kowdley GC, Pawlik TM, and Cunningham SC.  Hereditary pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.  Internatl J Surg Onc 2011;2011:154673.
  60. Kneuertz PJ,* Cunningham SC,* Cameron JL, Torrez S, Tapazoglou N, Herman JM, Makary MA, Eckhauser F, Hirose K, Edil BH, Choti MA, Schulick RD; Wolfgang CL, Pawlik, TM.  Palliative surgical management of patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Trends and lessons learned from a large, single-institution experience.  J Gastrointest Surg 2011;11:1917  * FIRST AUTHOR SHARED
  61. Jani N, Bani Hani M, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, and Cunningham SC.  Diagnosis and management of cystic lesions of the pancreas.  Diag Ther Endosc 2011;2011:478913. 
  62. Kowdley GC, Merchant N, Somerville J, Gorospe M, Cunningham SC.  Cancer surgery in the elderly.  TSW Aging 2012:303852.
  63. Ambe C, Gonzalez-Cuyar L, Farooqui S, Hanna N, Cunningham SC.  Ciliated hepatic foregut cyst: 103 cases in the world literature. Op J Pathol 2012;2:45-49.
  64. Buddensick TJ, Kamangar F, Cunningham SC.  Updated literature on povidone-iodine for control of surgical site infections.  Ann Surg 2012;256:e1-2.
  65. Farooqui S, Cunningham SC.  Specialty radiology and surgery.  Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 2013;12:122-4.
  66. Farooqui S, Ravendhran N, Cunningham SC.  Early hepatocellular carcinoma: Diagnosing the difficult nodule.  J Cancer Ther 2013;4.
  67. Darwazeh G, Villaverde AP, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Minimally invasive treatment of colorectal liver metastases.  Min Chir 2013;68:27-39.
  68. Abdo A, Jani N, Cunningham SC.  Pancreatic duct disruption and nonoperative management: the SEALANTS approach.  Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2013;12:239-43.
  69. Haddad A, Demirjian A, Cunningham SC.  Letter to the Editor: “Impact of age over 75 years on outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy”  J Surg Res 187:718-9.
  70. Bani Hani M, Kamangar F, Goldberg S, Greenspon J, Shah P, Volpe C, Turner DJ, Horton K, Fishman EK, Francis IR, Daly B, Cunningham SC.  Pneumatosis and portal venous gas: Do CT findings reassure?  J Surg Res 2013;185:581-6.
  71. Shah UD, Haddad AJ, Kamangar F, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Letter to the Editor: “SILC: Significantly Inferior Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?”   J Am Coll Surg 2013;217:754-55.
  72. Sarandria JJ, Escano M, Kamangar K, Farooqui SO, Montgomery E, Cunningham SC.  Littoral cell angioma: Gastrointestinal associations.  Gastrointest Cancer Res 2014;7:63-4.
  73. Patel K, Gormley P, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Gormley PE, Kern SE, Cunningham SC.  Are we systematically under-dosing patients with 5FU?  J Clin Oncol 2014, Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print].
  74. Wu B, Buddensick T, Ferdosi H, Narducci DM, Sautter A, Setiawan L, Shaukat H, Siddique M, Sulkowski G, Kamangar F, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Predicting gangrenous cholecystitis.  HPB 2014;6:801-6.
  75. Sarandria JJ, Escano M, Kamangar F, Farooqui S, Montgomery E, Cunningham SCMassive splenomegaly correlates with malignancy: 180 cases of splenic littoral cell tumors in the world literature.  Minerva Chir 2014;69:229-37.
  76. Ruiz Cerrato D, Beteck B, Sardana N, Farooqui SO, Allen D, Cunningham SC.  Hemosuccus pancreaticus due to a noninflammatory pancreatic pseudotumor.  J Pancreas 2014;5:355-354.
  77. Goussous N, Kowdley GC, Sardana N, Spiegler E, Cunningham SCGallbladder dysfunction: How much longer will it be controversial? Digestion 2014;90:147–154
  78. Kamal MWH, Farshidpour M, Long AW, Farooqui SO, Cunningham SC.  Hepatocellular carcinoma with intra-atrial extension responding to transarterial chemoembolization via the right hepatic and right inferior phrenic arteries.  Gastrointest Cancer Res 2014;7:111-6.
  79. Cunningham SC, Joshi ART, Ahuja V, Sautter A, Kothuru R, Johna S, Kowdley GC. 2014 y (2014) Comments: Response to defining scholarly activity.  J Grad Med Edu 2014, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 591.
  80. Yang X, Ihim I; Kowdley GC, Cunningham SCLetter to the editor: “Primary closure after laparoscopic common bile duct exploration versus T-tube”. J Surg Res 2015;194:341-2.
  81. Qazi H, Ahmed H, Farooqui SO, Cunningham SC.  Comment re: “Assessment of tumor growth in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in von Hippel-Lindau syndrome” (Vol. 218, 163-169; Weisbrod, et al.).  J Am Coll Surg 2015;220:371-2.
  82. Sabo A, Goussous N, Sardana N, Patel S, Cunningham SC.  Necrotizing pancreatitis: a review of multidisciplinary management.  JOP (Journal of the Pancreas) 2015;16:125-35.
  83. Beteck B, Haddad A, Cunningham SC.  Woman with abdominal pain.  JAMA Surg 2015;150:487-8.
  84. Yang X, Patel S, Cunningham SC.  The harm of prophylactic octreotide in pancreatoduodenectomy: more artefact than fact?  HPB (Oxford) 2015;17:371.
  85. Hassan SO, Dudhia J, Syed LH, Patel K, Farshidpour M, Cunningham SC, Kowdley GC.  Conventional laparoscopic versus robotic training: Which is better for naive users?  A randomized prospective crossover study.  J Surg Educ 2015;72:592-9.
  86. Shmelev A, Abdo A, Sachdev S, Shah U, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Energetic etiologies of acute pancreatitis: A report of five cases. World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol 2015;4:243-8.
  87. Bani Hani M, Ihim I, Harps J, Cunningham SC.  A breath of fresh air: a quality-improvement study comparing an air-circulating technique versus conventional technique to prevent nasogastric tube dysfunction.  BMC Nurs 2015;14:63.
  88. Maqsood H, Goussous N, Parthasarathy M, Horne C, Kaur G, Setiawan L, Sautter AE, James S, Ferdosi H, Sill AM, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SCDoes computed tomography (CT) overestimate common-bile-duct diameter in the evaluation of gallstone pancreatitis? JOP (Journal of the Pancreas) 2016;17:216.
  89. Dairi S, Demeusy A, Sill AM, Patel ST, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Implications of gallbladder cholesterolosis and cholesterol polyps? J Surg Res 2016;200:467–72.
  90. Darwazeh G, Cunningham SC, Kowdley GC.  A systematic review of perforated appendicitis and phlegmon: Interval appendectomy or wait-and-see? Am Surg 2016;82:1-5.
  91. Sautter AE, Cunningham SC, Kowdley GC.  Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for adrenal cancer – a systematic review. Am Surg. 2016;82:420-6.
  92. Parthasarathy M, Maqsood M, Sill AM, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Abandoning hasty conclusions:  The use of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in clinical practice.  J Am Coll Surg 2016;222:326-8..
  93. Maqsood H; Buddensick TJ; Patel K; Ferdosi H; Sautter A; Setiawan L; Kowdley GC; Cunningham SC.  Impact of residents on operative time and complications: Focus on laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the community. J Surg Educ. 2016 Sep-Oct;73(5):836-43.
  94. Lazarus JL; Hosseini M; Kamangar F: Levien DL; Rowland PA; Kowdley GC; Cunningham SC.  Verbal aggressiveness among physicians and trainees.  J Surg Educ 2016;73:756-60.
  95. Dixon P, Kowdley KC, Cunningham SC.  The role of surgery in treatment of endoscopic complications.  Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 2016;30:841-851.
  96. Goussous N, Cunningham SC.  Prepancreatic postduodenal portal vein: a case report and review of the literature.  J Med Case Rep 2017;4:2.
  97. Demeusy A, Hosseini M, Cunningham SC.  Intrahepatic pancreatic pseudocyst: Review of the world literature.  W J Hepatol 2016;8:1576-1583.
  98. Maqsood H, Patel K, Ferdosi H, Sill AM, Wu B, Buddensick T, Sautter A, Shaukat H, Sulkowski G, Narducci DM, Siddique M, Kamangar F, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC.  Age-related differences pre-, intra-, and postcholecystectomy.  Int J Surg  2017;39:119-126.
  99. Yang X, Kamangar F, Goussous G, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  Prophylactic octreotide for pancreatectomy: Benefit or harm?  Ann Surg 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002215. [Epub ahead of print].
  100. Howe L, Kowdley GC; Cunningham SC.  Gallbladder adenomyomatosis: Not always benign.  HPB (Oxford) 2017 Jan 15. pii: S1365-182X(17)30006-0. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.12.006. [Epub ahead of print].
  101. Goussous N, Maqsood H, Spiegler E, Kowdley GC; Cunningham SC.  HIDA scan for functional gallbladder disorder: Ensure that you know how the scan was done.  Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2017 Apr;16(2):197-201.
  102. Shmelev A, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC. Cholecystectomy following Idiopathic Pancreatitis: How Much to Look for Stones? (Correspondence re Stevens, et al: How Does Cholecystectomy Influence Recurrence of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis?) J Gastrointest Surg. 2017;21:1196-1197.
  103. Goussous N, Hosseini M, Sill AM, Cunningham SC. Minimally Invasive and Open Gallbladder Cancer Resections: 30- vs 90-Day Mortality. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2017 Aug 15;16(4):405-411. doi: 10.1016/S1499-3872(17)60025-0.
  104. Suarez LA, Kutlu O, Cunningham SC, Bingener J, Morgan KA, Cotton PB. How Much Pain Relief Do Patients Expect After Cholecystectomy? Surg Endosc. 2017 Oct 19. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5875-4. [Epub ahead of print]
  105. Yang X, Aghajafari P, Goussous N, Patel ST, Cunningham SC. The “Colonial Wig” Pancreaticojejunostomy: Zero Leaks with A Novel Technique for Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2017 Oct 15;16(5):545-551. doi: 10.1016/S1499-3872(17)60053-5. [Epub ahead of print]
  106. Goussous N, Shmelev A, Cunningham SC. Minimally invasive surgery for gallbladder cancer. Minim Invasive Surg Oncol. (In Press).
  107. Goussous N, Maqsood H, Patel K, Ferdosi H, Muhammad N, Sill AM, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC. Clues to Predict (Avoid) Incidental Gallbladder Cancer. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. (In Press).

Publications Authored – Book Chapters

  1. Cunningham SC, Schulick RD.  Bile Duct Cancer. In: Cameron JL, ed. Current Surgical Therapy 9th ed. 2008, New York, Mosby.
  2. Cunningham SC, Moesinger RC.  Liver Hemangioma. In: Cameron JL, ed. Current Surgical Therapy 9th ed. 2008, New York, Mosby.
  3. Cunningham SC, Schulick RD.  Extrahepatic Biliary Cancer. In: Geschwind JF and Soulen MC, eds.  Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice, 1st ed. 2008, New York, Cambridge University Press.
  4. Cunningham SC, Schulick RD.  Malignant Liver Tumors. In: Cameron JL, ed. Current Surgical Therapy 10th ed. 2010, New York, Mosby.
  5. Cunningham SC, Gomez N, Schulick RD.  Complicacciones post resecciones del páncreas. In: Complicaciones en Cirugía, ed. Espinoza RG. 2011, Buenos Aires, Mediterraneo.
  6. Cunningham SC, Demirjian NA, Schulick RD.  Pancreaticobiliary Surgery. In: Master Techniques in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, ed. Lillemoe K and Jarnagin W. 2012, Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  7. Demirjian NA, Cunningham SC, Palwik TM.  Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma. In: Hepatobiliary Cancer, ed. Fong Y, Poon R, Tang ZY, Dupuy D, and Berlin JD. 2013, People’s Medical Publishing House – USA, Ltd.
  8. Goussous N, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  Bile Duct Cancer. In: Cameron JL and Cameron A, eds. Current Surgical Therapy 12th ed. 2016, New York, Mosby/Elsevier.
  9. Dixon P, Parthasarathy M, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC. The Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis.  In: Cameron JL and Cameron A, eds. Current Surgical Therapy 12th ed. 2016, New York, Mosby/Elsevier.
  10. Cunningham SC, Goussous N.  Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.  In: Cameron JL and Cameron A, eds. Current Surgical Therapy 13th ed. (In Press).
  11. Cunningham SC, Pawlik TM. Hepatic Colorectal Metastases; Hepatic Neoplastic Cysts; Hepatic Hyatid Cysts; Hepatic Simple Cysts. In Schulick RD, ed. Pocket General Surgery. (In Press).

Educational Videos

  1. Cunningham SC, Bani Hani M, Kessler J, Blome J. Nasogastric Tube 501 or How to Make this Tube Really Suck. 2011.

Interview Videos

  1. Cunningham SC, Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Saint Agnes, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, 2011.
  2. Cunningham SC, Treatment of Pancreatic Cysts, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, 2011.
  3. Cunningham SC, The Whipple Operation, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, 2011.
  4. Cunningham SC, Liver Disease Treatment, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, 2011.

Selected Posters, Presentations, and Abstracts

  1. Harris HA, Cunningham SC, Rafaelle M, Ollerich J. Molecular orbital analysis of a series of transition metal-hydride complexes: An investigation of the mechanism of H-transfer “Abstracts of Papers,”208th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., August 1994; American Chemical Society: Washington DC; INOR 193.
  2. Cunningham SC, Fredrick MA, Snyder GA, Waters GB and Hulce M. Syntheses of axially dissymmetric Langmuir-Blodgett film amphiphiles. “Abstracts of Papers,” 29th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kansas City, November 2-5, 1994; ACS: Washington, DC; ORG 160.
  3. Cunningham SC, Hulce M. Syntheses of Ethyl Allenoic Acid Langmuir-Blodgett Amphiphiles. Oral Presentation, Creighton Chemistry Colloquia, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, July 1994.*
  4. Cunningham SC, Kelly JF. Hydrodynamic studies of G q/11 complexes in rodent striatal membranes.  Oral Presentation, National Institutes of Health Summer Poster Session at the Gerontology Research Center, Baltimore, MD, August 1996.*
  5. Perichon R, Droy-Lefaix M-T, Kelly JF, Cunningham SC, Mason P and Roth GS. Egb761 et activite de transduction du signal au niveau cerebral lors du vieillissement. Poster presentation, IPSEN Laboratories, Extrait de Ginkgo biloba (Egb761) et Biologie Moleculaire, Paris, France, July 1997.
  6. Perichon R, Kelly JF, Cunningham SC, Moser AB, Moser HW and Roth GS. Peroxisomal disease as a model for studying the relationship between membrane lipid composition and muscarinic cholinergic receptor-mediated signal transduction. Oral presentation, 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, USA, October 1997.
  7. Perichon R, Cunningham SC, Moser AB,  Moser, HW, Kelly JF., Roth GS. Defective muscarinic cholinergic signal transduction in cell lines of patients with peroxisomal disease. Poster, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Neurochemistry, Denver, CO, March 1998.
  8. Cunningham SC, Leeser DL. Islet autotransplantation for averting diabetes following pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis. Oral presentation, Washington Metro Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Washington, DC, February 2004.*
  9. Cunningham SC, Napolitano LM, Corwin HL, Kelly KM. Pulmonary complications associated with blood transfusions in trauma. Oral presentation, Baltimore Academy of Surgery Resident’s Forum, February 2004. Winner.*
  10. Cunningham SC, Malone DL, Bochicchio GV, Genuit T, Keledjian K, Tracy JK, Scalea TM, Napolitano LM. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) concentrations in trauma victims. Oral presentation, Surgical Infection Society, 24th Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, April 2004.  Resident Research Award.*
  11. Cunningham SC, Malone DL, Bochicchio GV, Genuit T, Keledjian K, Tracy JK, Scalea TM, Napolitano LM. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) concentrations in trauma victims. Oral presentation, ACS Committee on Trauma Local Residents’ Competition.  Baltimore, MD, October 2004.  First-place award.*
  12. Cunningham SC, Malone DL, Bochicchio GV, Genuit T, Keledjian K, Tracy JK, Scalea TM, Napolitano LM. Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) concentrations in trauma victims. Oral presentation, ACS Committee on Trauma Regional Residents’ Competition.  Washington, DC, December 2004.  First-place award.*
  13. Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Kim M, Hammoud S, Haque R, Maitra A, Montgomery E, Heitmiller RE, Choti MA, Lillemoe KD, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, and Schulick RD.  Lack of Mkk4 expression in gastric adenocarcinoma predicts poor Survival after resection.  Oral presentation, 66th Annual Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons.  Nashville, TN, February 2005.*
  14. Montgomery E, Cunningham SC, Schulick RD, Yeo CJ, Haque R, Hammoud S, Hustinx S, Kim MP, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Ashfaq R, Kamangar F, and Maitra A.  Identification of novel cellular targets in the progression model of gastric adenocarcinoma. Oral presentation, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX, March 2005.
  15. Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Haque R, Hammoud S, Maitra A, Kim M, Yeo CJ, Lillemoe KD, Montgomery E, Schulick RD.  Claudin-4, Mkk4, and stratifin are markers of gastric adenocarcinoma precursor lesions.  Oral presentation, 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgical Oncology.  Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2005. (Abstract reference: Ann Surg Oncol 12 (2): S14-S14 Suppl. S FEB 2005).
  16. Makary MA, Winter J, Cameron JL, Campbell KA, Cunningham SC, Chang D, Riall TS, Yeo CJ.  Outcomes of pancreaticoduodenectomy among octogenarians, nonagenarians, and a centenarian.  Poster presentation, 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Chicago, IL, May 14-18, 2005. (Abstract reference: Gastroenterology 128 (4): A814-A814 Suppl. 2, APR 2005).
  17. Gallmeier E, Winter JM, Cunningham SC, Kahn SR, Kern SE.  Novel genotoxicity assays identify norethindrone to activate p53 and phosphorylate H2AX.  Poster presentation, Fellow Research Day, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.  Baltimore, MD, April 2005.
  18. Gallmeier E, Rago C, Calhoun ES, Cunningham SC, Brody JR, Gorospe M, Lengauer C, Kern SE.  Targeted disruption of FANCC, FANCD2, and FANCG: a syngeneic, somatic cell model to study Fanconi anemia gene defects in human cancer cells.  Poster presentation, Fellow Research Day, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.  Baltimore, MD, April 2005.
  19. DeOliveira ML, Cunningham SC, Kamangar F, Lillemoe KD, Choti MA, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Schulick RD.  Cholangiocarcinoma: 564 Consecutive Patients from a Single Institution.  Oral presentation, 7th World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.  Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2006.
  20. DeOliveira ML, Winter JM, Schafer M, Cunningham SC, Cameron JL, Yeo CJ, Clavien P-A.  Assessment of Complications after Pancreatic Surgery: A Novel Grading System Applied to 633 Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy.  Oral presentation, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Meeting, Miami, FL, March 2006.
  21. Shah PA, Cunningham SC, Daly BD.  Spectrum and Clinical Relevance of Hepatic Gas on CT or US Imaging.  Poster presentation, Radiological Society of North America.  Chicago, IL, November 2007.
  22. Deneve JL, Clary B, Reddy S, Cunningham SC, Pawlik TM, Scoggins CR, Martin RC, Staley CA, Kooby D. Liver Cell Adenoma: A Multicenter Analysis of Risk Factors for Rupture in 105 cases.  Oral presentation, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 2008.
  23. Bellavance E, Cunningham SC, Lumpkins KM, Maley W, Drachenberg C, Schulick RD, Cameron A, Choti MA, Hanna N, Philosophe B, Pawlik TM. Surgical management of early hepatocellular carcinoma: resection or transplantation?  Oral presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, San Diego, CA, May 2008.
  24. Cunningham SC.  Gastric Adenocarcinoma in Three Acts.  Surgical Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Medical Center, March 26, 2009.*
  25. Cunningham SC.  Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas.  Medical Grand Rounds, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, September 30, 2010.*
  26. Cunningham SC.  Stomach Cancer.  Surgical Grand Rounds, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, October 15, 2010.*
  27. Cunningham SC.  Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas.  Gastrointestinal Tumor Board, Carroll Hospital Center, Carroll County, MD, November, 2010.*
  28. Kneurtz P, Cunningham SC, Cameron JL, Torrez S, Tapazoglou N, Herman JM, Makary MA, Eckhauser F, Hirose K, Edil BH, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM. Palliative surgical management of patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Trends and lessons learned from a large, single-institution experience.  Oral and poster presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and The Pancreas Club*, respectively. Chicago, IL, May 2011.*
  29. Cunningham SC.  Chronos, Kairos, and the Self-Education of the Surgery Resident.  Surgical Grand Rounds, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, July 1, 2011.*
  30. Cunningham SC. NGT 501: How to Make this Tube Really Suck (How to Protect your Patients from a Malfunctioning NGT.  Nursing Practice Council.  Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, September 21, 2011.*
  31. Cunningham SC. How to Improve the Safety of your Patients’ Nasogastric Tubes.  PIPES (Performance, Improvment, Practice, Education and Safety) council.  Adult Intensive Care Unit, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, September 27, 2011.*
  32. Cunningham SC. Pancreatic Cancer.  Oncology Nursing Orientation Course.  Oral presentation  Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Cancer Institute, Baltimore, MD, December 13, 2011.*
  33. Abdo A, Jani N, Cunningham SC.  Aggressive (Shotgun) Approach to the Nonoperative Management of Severe Pancreatic Duct Disruption.  Oral and poster presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.  March 10, 2012.*
  34. Escano M, Sarandria J, Cunningham SC. Splenic Littoral Cell Angioma in a 32-Year-Old Patient with Crohn’s Disease: Case Report and Review of Literature. Oral presentation,Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Maryland Chapter, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 10, 2012. (Second-Place Award Winner)
  35. Carrillo M and Cunningham SC.  Acute Pancreatitis. Medical Resident Teaching Conference. Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, February 5, 2013.*
  36. Ferdosi H, Wu B, Kowdley, Buddensick T, Sautter A, Sulkowski G, Siddique M, Kamangar F, Cunningham SC.  Cholecystectomy in the Elderly: What are the Risks?  Oral and poster presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Miami, FL, February 22, 2013.*
  37. Abdo A, Cunningham SC.  Rock-Star and Other Shockingly Uncommon Causes of Pancreatitis?  Oral and poster presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Miami, FL, February 23, 2013.*
  38. Wu B, Ferdosi H, Kowdley, Buddensick T, Sautter A, Sulkowski G, Siddique M, Kamangar F, Cunningham SC.  Predicting Gangrenous Cholecystitis?  Oral and poster presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Miami, FL, February 24, 2013.*
  39. Sarandria J, Escano M, Cunningham SC. A Rare Tumor that will Littorally Transform the Spleen: Littoral Cell Angioma in a 32-Year-Old Patient with Crohn’s Disease and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Poster presentation: American College of Physicians 10th Annual Medical Students’ Steps to Success Meeting; Bethesda, MD. April 20, 2013 (Awarded Clinical Abstract Vignette Winner).
  40. Patel K, Gormley P, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Gormley PE, Kern SE, Cunningham SC. Clinical Monitoring of fluoropyrimidine Activity in Pancreatoduodenectomy Specimens: Proof of Principle.  “Poster of Distinction” Presentation, Pancreas Club / Digestive Disease Week. Orlando, FL, May 17, 2013.*
  41. Cunningham SC. Pancreatic Cancer.  Oncology Nursing Orientation Course.  Oral presentation  Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Cancer Institute, Baltimore, MD, October 1, 2013.*
  42. Kowdley GC, Kessler JL, Hosseini M, Levien DL, Rowland PA, Kamangar F, Cunningham SC.  Verbal Aggression Among Surgeons and Other Physicians and Trainees. Oral presentation: American College of Surgeons.  Washington, DC, October 8, 2013.
  43. Buddensick TJ, Patel K, Siddique M, Ferdosi H, Narducci DM, Sautter A, Wu B, Setiawan L, Shaukat H, Sulkowski GN, Kowdley GC, Cunningham SC. Resident Education in the Perioperative Cholecystectomy Setting.  American College of Surgeons Maryland Chapter Meeting.  Baltimore, MD,  November 11, 2013.
  44. CunninghamSC.  Chronos, Kairos, and the Self-Education of the Surgery Resident (How to Get More Kairos out of Your Chronos).  Surgical Grand Rounds, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, December 10, 2013.*
  45. Patel K, H, Sautter A, Buddensick T, Wu B, Ferdosi H, Narducci DM, Siddique M, Setiawan L, Shakat H, Sulkowski G, Farooqui SO, Kowdley GC,, Cunningham SC.  Predicting (avoiding) incidental gallbladder cancer.  Oral and poster presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.  Miami, FL, February 22, 2014.*
  46. Darwazeh G, Farooqui SO, Cunningham SC, Gupta A.  Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) Syndrome and Autonomic Dysrefelxia: A Consequence of Spinal Cord Injury.  Poster presentation, Scientific Meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Savannah, GA, February 23, 2014.
  47. Bani Hani M, Kessler J, Ihim I, Harps J, Cunningham SC.  A Quality-Improvement Study Comparing an Air-Circulating Technique versus Conventional Technique to Prevent Nasogastric Tube Dysfunction.  Oral presentation to the Saint Agnes Patient Safety Council, Baltimore, MD February 2, 2015.*
  48. Cunningham SC.  A Spectacular Case of Hemosuccus Pancreaticus.  Oral presentation, American College of Surgeons Maryland Chapter, Towson, MD, March 6, 2015.*
  49. Abdo A, Sachdeva S, Shah U, Kowdley G, Cunningham SC.  Rock-Star and Other Shockingly Uncommon Causes of Pancreatitis?  Poster presentation, 49th Annual Pancreas Club, Washington, DC, May 15, 2015.*
  50. Goussous N, Maqsood H, Horne C, Kaur G, Setiawan L, Sautter A, James S, Ferdosi H, Sill A, Kowdley G, Cunningham SC.  Differences in Imaging Modalities in the Evaluation of Gallstone Pancreatitis.  Poster presentation, 49th Annual Pancreas Club, Washington, DC, May 15, 2015.*
  51. Goussous N, Maqsood H, Kaur G, Setiawan L, Pabani A, Horne C, Spiegler E, Kowdley G, Cunningham SC.  HIDA Scan for Gallbladder Dysfunction: Ensure that You Know How the Scan Was Done.  Poster presentation, Digestive Disease Week / Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Washington, DC, May 17, 2015.
  52. Siddiqui JM, Dabo X, Cunningham SC, Sardana N.  Simultaneous Afferent and Efferent Stenting of Gastrojejunostomy after Whipple Operation. Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology, Honolulu, HI, October 18, 2015.
  53. Cunningham SC. Pancreatic Cancer.  Oncology Nursing Orientation Course.  Oral presentation, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, October 6, 2015.*
  54. Cunningham SC.  HPB Surgery: Procedures and Research.  Oral presentation, Saint Agnes Hospital Center, Baltimore, MD, November 19, 2015.*
  55. Cunningham SC.  AJCC TNM Staging: Cancer of the Gallbladder.  Webinar, National Cancer Registrars Association, December 2, 2015.*
  56. Shmelev A, Sill AM, Shaw KW, Kowdley GC, Sanchez JA, Cunningham SC.  Accidental Punctures and Lacerations in HPB Operations:Two Methods of Analysis.  Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the Academic Surgical Congress (ASC [ASS/SUS]), Jacksonville, FL, February 2, 2016.*
  57. Bani Hani M, Kessler J, Ihim I, Harps J, Cunningham SC.  A Quality-Improvement Study Comparing an Air-Circulating Technique versus Conventional Technique to Prevent Nasogastric Tube Dysfunction.  Oral presentation, Saint Vincent’s Healthcare Riverside, Jacksonville, FL, February 3, 2016.*
  58. Yang X, Cunningham SC, Kowdley GC.  Robotic versus laparoscopic cholecytectomy.  Southeastern Surgical Congress (SSC), Atlanta, GA, February 20 – 23, 2016.
  59. ​Bani Hani M, Kessler J, Ihim I, Harps J, Cunningham SC.  A Quality-Improvement Study Comparing an Air-Circulating Technique versus Conventional Technique to Prevent Nasogastric Tube Dysfunction.  Oral presentation, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD, April 26, 2016.*
  60. Goussous N, Hosseini M, Sill AM, Cunningham SC.  Minimally Invasive and Open Gallbladder Cancer Resections: 30- vs 90-Day Mortality.  Poster presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), San Diego, CA, May 23, 2016.
  61. Hosseini M; Anne AM; Shmelev A; Goussous N; Kowdley GC; Sanchez JA, Cunningham SC.  Nonmedical, Nonsurgical Predictors of Readmission after Pancreatectomy.  Poster presentation, 50th  Annual Pancreas Club at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), San Diego, May 20, 2016.
  62. Demeusy A, Hosseini M, Cunningham SC.  Intrahepatic Pancreatic Pseudocyst: Review of the World Literature. Poster presentation, 50th  Annual Pancreas Club at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), San Diego, May 20, 2016.
  63. Shmelev A, Anne AM, Sanchez JA, Cunningham SC.  Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality Following Pancreatectomy, Including a New Patient-Safety Indicator. Poster presentation, 50th  Annual Pancreas Club at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), San Diego, May 20, 2016.*
  64. Suarez LA, Kutlu O, Cunningham SC, Bingener J, Morgan KA, Cotton PB.  How Much Pain Relief Do Patients Expect After Cholecystectomy?  Poster presentation, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, May 21-24, 2016.
  65. ​​​​Cunningham SC.  Handling Bad News.  Panelist presentation for the Schwartz Center Rounds.  Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, August 30, 2016.*
  66. Cunningham SC.  AJCC TNM Staging: Cancer of the Pancreas.  Webinar, National Cancer Registrars Association, September 7, 2016.*
  67. Yang S, Aghajafari P, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  The “Colonial Wig” Pancreaticojejunostomy: Zero Leaks with A Novel Technique for Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy.  Oral presentation, New England Surgical Society, Boston, September 16, 2016.
  68. Cunningham SC.  Review of the Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery Program.  Oral presentation, Board of Directors, Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, September 19, 2016.*
  69. Bhatt A, Robinson E, Meyer M, Cunningham SC.  Spontaneous Inflammation and Necrosis of the Falciform and Round Ligaments: Case Report and Review of the World Literature.  Poster presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Nashville, February 25 – 28, 2017.
  70. Ghee L, Thomas S, Kowdley GC, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  Measured vs Estimated Blood Loss during Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Other Major Abdominal Operations: Interim Analysis.   Oral presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA),  Miami, FL, April 1, 2017.*
  71. Bonthu S, Parthasarathy M, Sill AM, Cunningham SC.  Gallbladder Adenomyomatosis: Experience at a Community Teaching Hospital.   Oral presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), Miami, FL, April 1, 2017.*
  72. Ghee L, Thomas S, Kowdley GC, Sill AM, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  Measured vs Estimated Blood Loss during Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Other Major Abdominal Operations: Interim Analysis.  Poster presentation, Pancreas Club, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2017.
  73. Yang S, Aghajafari P, Patel ST, Cunningham SC.  The “Colonial Wig” Pancreaticojejunostomy: Zero Leaks with A Novel Technique for Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy.  Poster presentation, Pancreas Club, Chicago, IL, May 6, 2017.*
  74. Bani Hani M, Kessler J, Ihim I, Harps J, Cunningham SC. A Quality-Improvement Study Comparing an Air-Circulating Technique versus Conventional Technique to Prevent Nasogastric Tube Dysfunction. Oral presentation to the Saint Agnes Nursing Practice Council, Baltimore, MD January 7, 2018.
  75. Shmelev A, Sill M, Cunningham SC. Trends and seasonality in acute pancreatitis incidence in the U.S. Oral presentation, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), Miami, FL, March 9, 2018.

*SCC was the presenter

Awards

  • 2018 Award: Named Top-Doc by Baltimore Magazine
  • 2016 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (August)
  • 2016 Recipient of the Carol and Tom R. DeMeester Traveling Fellowship for Surgeons offered by the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2016 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (February)
  • 2014 Affiliate member, Publication Integrity & Ethics
  • 2014 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (July)
  • 2014 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (April)
  • 2014 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (January)
  • 2013 Award: Certificate of Recognition for “Amazing Service” to Patients (October)
  • 2011 Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2011 Member, The Pancreas Club
  • 2010 Member, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • 2009 Honorary Resident ​Inductee, Gold Humanism Medical Student Honor Society, University of Maryland Medical School
  • 2009 Member, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • 2008 Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
  • 2005 Member, Society of Surgical Oncology
  • 2004 Resident Research Award, Surgical Infection Society
  • 2004 First-Place Award, ACS Committee on Trauma Regional Residents’ Competition
  • 2004 Member, Association for Academic Surgery
  • 2001 Member, American College of Surgeons (Fellow in 2012)
  • 1998 Winner, The New Physician Annual Poetry Contest
  • 1997 Member, American Medical Association
  • 1997 Member, SX Scientific Research Society
  • 1995 Departmental Award for Excellence in Modern Languages, Creighton University
  • 1994 Award for Outstanding Performance as Teaching Assistant, Creighton University Department of Chemistry
  • 1994 Award for Best of Show, Award for Sculpture, Creighton University Annual Juried Art Show
  • 1994 Member, GSE Chemistry Honor Society
  • 1993 Member, Spanish Club, Creighton University
  • 1993 Member, FST Philosophy Honor Society
  • 1992 Member, Chemistry Club, Creighton University

Reviews

Year Commenter Comment
2017 Family “Thank you so very much for all of your help and care for …  Your compassion and extraordinary efforts have really comforted us!“
2017 Patient “The overall care and personal attention I received from Dr. Cunningham the night of my surgery to my follow-up appointment was elite!! Bedside: A+  Knowledge: A+  Overall care: A+  Amazing job.“
2017 Patient “My outpatient experience with Dr. Cunningham and the staff at the outpatient surgery was excellent. I felt completely comfortable and very cared for by every staff member I met … Thank you!”
2017 Patient “Wonderful service – both office and Dr. Cunningham. I was lucky to get him.”
2017 Patient “Most responsive doctor we have ever had.  Caring, takes time with … and has done a great job with all his pancreatic issues.”
2017 Patient “Great surgeon! Friendly and listens well.”
2017 Patient “Very informative. Describes everything thoroughly.”
2017 Colleague “Excellent professional caring surgeon!”
2016 Patient “Dr. Cunningham, Thank you so much for doing such a great job …  It looks like I won’t have any scars, and thanks for to our follow-up, I think I’m already almost fully recovered … Thank you so much!!”
2016 Patient “Dr. Cunningham is absolutely the best doctor I have dealt with in my 35 years: Professional, good listener, very quick response, shares his cell numbers, makes sure any questions were answered.”
2016 Student “Dr. Cunningham is truly gifted at communicating with his patients, whether it be through analogy or diagram … [he] demonstrated this every time we stepped into a room and his ability to do so was inspiring, to say the least.”
2016 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “A great attending to have and really pushes residents from a research perspective. In terms of patient care, very meticulous…”
2016 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Provides feedback and correction in a serious, yet calm manner.  Great bedside manner and rapport with patients.”
2016 Patient “Caring, wonderful, compassionate, positive doctor.  The way a doctor should be!  Should teach other doctors his bedside manner.”
2016 Patient “Dr. Cunningham is awesome! He was comforting to me – texting with me to calm me down. Spent plenty of time answering my questions! Thanks!”
2016 Patient “Dr. Cunningham is extremely personable and takes time with each patient. He explains everything to the patient and family on their level.  Dr. Cunningham’s team is also friendly and knowledgeable. I felt like a person and not a number!”
2016 Patient “First-time patients – Office protocol: Simply excellent; Wait time: Wonderful; Front staff: Great; Office: Beautiful; Consultation with Dr.: Excellent! Will refer patients.”
2016 Colleague/Staff (anonymous) “I want to send this to Dr. Cunningham. He is the kind of surgeon that I appreciate working with. He has respect to his team, reasonable, caring and an example. People will work hard if they show value to their team.   Some nurses not only look at the skills level of the surgeons, but also professionalism and sense of value and mutual respect.”
2016 Patient “If I had to do it again,  I’d choose Dr. Cunningham. He’s great.”
2016 Patient “If you think you are in good hands with Allstate … You should try Dr. Cunningham!!! Fabulous care of before during and after surgery, a great human being! A blessing for me and my family.”
2016 Patient “This man saved my husband with Whipple.  He is the perfect doctor – kind, compassionate, and he makes a patient and family feel like we are [h]is only ones.  We love him needless to say. Thank you.  Thank you. Thank you.”
2016 Patient “Very knowledgeable and high level of professionalism. Very kind, responsive, expert in the field. I’ll recommend to all my friends.”
2016 Patient “HUGE THANK YOU, to Dr. Steven Cunningham & team., who performed my surgery. What an incredible doctor! If you EVER need your gallbladder removed, he is the doctor to see. He is kind, honest, caring, and really goes the extra mile to make sure you feel better. Incredible doctors like that are rare. THANK YOU St. Agnes, for helping me feel back to normal!”
2016 Patient “Expert in the field. Passionate about what he is doing. Very patient and kind towards patient and family members. Willing to explain every question that we had. Successful outcome on a very complicated operation.”
2016 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “A great attending to have and really pushes residents from a research perspective. In terms of patient care, very meticulous…”
2015 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Cares about his patients. Very involved with day-to-day patient care.”
2015 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Good teacher.”
2015 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Very easily reachable for consults. Very involved in patient would like a little more resident autonomy when managing his patients.”
2015 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Very good teacher include invested in the education of the residents.”
2015 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Very thorough and takes every opportunity to make our interactions, either in person or over the phone, a teaching moment.”
2015 Colleague/Staff “Thank you for everything you’ve done for me over our years working together.  Your level of caring for your patients and their families is inspirational, and your patience with me was nothing short of remarkable.”
2015 Patient “Gentleman’s gentleman”
2015 Patient “Dr. Cunningham is a caring, empathetic, and skilled surgeon.  The access he allows his patients is unprecedented in my view.  I will be eternally grateful for his care.”
2015 Patient “Dr. Cunningham takes the time to explain everything and answer any questions.  He is accessible by phone.  He is very good in dealing with his patients and staff.  He is also a brilliant and skilled doctor.  Anyone who has him as their doctor is in great hands.”
2015 Family “Just to say thank you for being such a nice doctor.”
2015 Colleague/Staff “Gave an outstanding presentation to the perioperative suite … I would like to thank him for his diligence and make sure that he was acknowledged for a job well done.   Kudos and a standing ovation Dr. Cunningham!!”
2014 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Cares a lot about his patients. Very demanding when it comes to taking care of his patients. Respects the residents.”
2014 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Easy to reach regarding patient care, good at teaching.”
2014 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Great in patient care.”
2014 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Impeccable professionalism with patients. Outstanding bedside manner. Would let him take care of any of my family members.”
2014 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “The most humane surgeon I have ever met. Wish I could be more like him.”
2014 Family “Dr. Cunningham, I am and will be eternally grateful to you for your treatment of and care for my brother … In a very unfamiliar situation, you became a familiar face, contact and support.”
2014 Family “It was a pleasure to have Dr. Cunningham assist in the care of my mother. He was very patient with us. He is a fabulous doctor and I would recommend him over and over!”
2014 Student “‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires (William Arthur Ward).’ Thank you for being so great.”
2014 Family “Dr. Cunningham performed liver surgery on my mother …  Dr. Cunningham was kind, compassionate, gentle, and showed genuine concern for my mother’s entire well being.  My mother and I delighted in having him care for her before and after her surgery.  We are forever grateful to him.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Although most residents will find this attending to be very demanding in certain aspects of patient care, he really cares about the residents.  Enjoys teaching.  Very easy to reach and very approachable.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Dr. Cunningham is genuinely interested in the residents learning from each case. He encourages us to participate in discussions and is always willing to answer questions.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Excellent attending.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “His constant drive for perfection, untamed meticulousness, and eagerness to make every experience of educational one is probably the highlights of being a resident on the Gold Surgery team. Always available and appreciative. Immediate and thorough feedback. An excellent teacher.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Loved working with him … teaches you how to pay attention.”
2013 Resident Trainee (anonymous) “Very approachable.”
2013 Patient “Awesome bedside manner; Made sure we understood procedure; Easy to get a hold of and receptive to questions; Kept family updated; Professional and extremely knowledgeable.”
2013 Patient “Dr. Cunningham has everything a patient needs in a doctor. He is an outstanding surgeon with an incredible personality and bedside manner. He truly understands the personal feelings and needs of his patients. He is a true asset to Saint Agnes.”
2013 Family “Dr. Cunningham was very compassionate, patient, and sincere with my family. He thoroughly explained the surgery, he was to perform an answer all of our questions in much detail.  Dr. Cunningham answered and return all of our phone calls promptly.  He acted professionally at all times and was very personal at the same time.”
2013 Patient “Dr. Cunningham, Thank you so much … I appreciate it very much. I have great respect for you and your team … Thank you Dr.  Cunningham.”
2013 Patient “Dr. Cunningham is awesome.  His bedside manner is superb.  His knowledge is extensive.  He was able to explain complex subject matter in layman’s terms.  I was panicked when I got the diagnosis but with him as my surgeon, I felt confident that all was well.”
2013 Patient “Dr. Cunningham, thank you for the excellent job.”
2012 Resident Traine (anonymous) “An excellent teacher, cares about his patients a lot.”
2012 Resident Traine (anonymous) “Excellent surgeon and great mentor of the program.”
2012 Resident Traine (anonymous) “Extremely interested in resident education and development.”
2012 Family “Dr. Cunningham, My family and I would like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to you and your team at Saint Agnes for the dedication and care to our grandmother … we are thankful she and our family she was under the care of a doctor like you. We will always remember your kindness with deep appreciation.”
2012 Patient “Dr. Cunningham …  So many doctors seem to forget that the ‘bag of blood guts and muscles’ they have in their hands has feelings, dreams and emotions.  Thankfully you are not one of those! … One last time, thank you.”
2011 Resident Traine (anonymous) “Dr. Cunningham is a hard worker.”
2011 Family “Dr. Cunningham, you are such a wonderful person. Our family is very thankful for all you have done… The kindness of your heart has been such a blessing to our family. Thank you.”
2011 Resident Traine (anonymous) “Excellent educator. Takes the time to teach residents it was always available. Treats residents in a respectful manner. Dr. Cunningham is one of the best teachers on the Gold service.”
2011 Resident Traine (anonymous) “His bedside manner is amazing [as is] the communication with other attendings and other teams. Very organized ethical and peaceful, knowledgeable.”
2011 Family “Thank you for all your help … in intensive care.  You seem like an exception doctor with a caring attitude.”
2011 Family “Thank you for your knowledge, skill and kindness during my dad’s … stay at the hospital. I appreciate the time you took to explain to us about dad’s procedures, care and prognosis!  …  You are a credit to the medical profession. Thanks once again for dad’s wonderful care.”
2011 Patient “Dr. Steven Cunningham was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable about the surgery. He also made my family feel at ease by talking … after the surgery. He also made sure we were well informed about at-home care.”
2011 Family “…Thank you for the kindness and consideration that you have shown our family during a very difficult time.”
2011 Family “Throughout [his] ups and downs, you were always there for our family, day/night, weekends, it never mattered, you cared and that meant all the difference in the world to us.  [We] felt comfortable [to] always count on you … You never ever made us feel that we burden to you or that you didn’t have time for our many questions and concerns … From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so very much … You are a terrific physician.”
2011 Family “Dr. Cunningham allowed to God to use him to save my son’s life! During the surgery, he kept me informed on the progress. He had an excellent bedside manner. I felt very comfortable discussing my sons care of him. I am forever grateful!”

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