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Matthew A. Cunningham, MD


Bachelor of Science, University of Florida
Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude with Honors in Research, University of Florida College of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute
Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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Doctor Cunningham holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida and earned his medical degree, Cum Laude with Honors in Research, from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

He completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Following residency training, Dr. Cunningham completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Cunningham enjoys traveling, biking, cardiovascular and weight training. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children and friends.

Doctor Cunningham joined Florida Retina Institute in 2013.

Research Experience

Baylor College of Medicine — Ocular Surface Center and National Eye Institute — Laboratory of Ocular Immunology

P.J. Leinfelder Award for Best Fellow Research Project, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Fellow Award for Teaching Excellence
Cullen Eye Institute Goar Award for Resident Research
Lions Eye Bank Foundation Milton Boniuk Resident Research Award
Deanne Barlow Romrell Professionalism in Medicine Memorial Award, University of Florida College of Medicine
Lawrence M. Goodman Trust Award
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

  1. Jorge F.March, 2017

    Extremely pleased with Dr. Cunningham’s treatment and care displayed during my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham to anyone!

  2. Charlene Z.March, 2017

    We were very impressed with our entire first visit. Shannon was very professional and courteous. We did not feel rushed by the doctor and he answered all our concerns. Thank you everyone for making our visit pleasant. I am an RN and your office is very well run.

  3. Betty B.March, 2017

    The office staff, technicians and Dr. Cunningham are all exceptional. It’s so wonderful to find a ‘whole package’ of professional, caring staff and doctors!

  4. I was very pleased with the interaction with both the technicians and Dr. Cunningham. He was very attentive to my questions and I felt I had a full understanding of my condition when I left the office.

  5. Gloria L.October, 2016

    I had visited another clinic for the same condition but the only response I got was that they did not know. I am extremely pleased with the way Dr. Cunningham explained my condition to me. Even though nothing can be done at the moment, I am satisfied with the explanation.

  6. Dr. Cunningham is very nice. He explained to my husband and myself better than anyone has regarding my husband's eye problems. My husband was nervous seeing a new MD and left the office relieved and loved Dr. Cunningham.

  7. Ernest R.June, 2016

    Excellent visit. Dr. Cunningham was thorough and explained my issues well. I will certainly recommend him to others.

  8. Jim K.May, 2016

    Dr. Cunningham and crew, thank you for restoring the gift of sight. My case was a tough one but you saw it through.

  9. Mary E.R.March, 2016

    Very grateful to Dr. Cunningham for seeing me right away. It's hard being away from home and needing a Doctor. Good to know I now have eye doctors here in Florida when we come for the winter.

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