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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. My mother and I were very impressed with this doctor. He took his time to thoroughly explain my situation and gave us future insight into the situation. I will be back in February.

  2. Dr. Cunningham was fantastic - very impressed by his knowledge, enthusiasm, and deportment.

  3. Best office visit to a doctor - ever! Very confident, welcoming, and includes my husband when he explains condition.

  4. Everyone was very professional and efficient. The wait time was excellent. The doctor was friendly and encouraging as well as informative.

  5. A+ all the way! Great doctor and staff. Thank you so much for explaining everything and making my appointment a positive experience.

  6. I am a registered nurse and PA - so I know the drill. I was impressed! My husband is the patient - he has a handicap and language barrier. I was able to interact with staff and M.D. All of my questions were answered with ease. The staff was very professional - Dr. Cunningham, I wish all M.D.’s were like him.

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