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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. I was very impressed by the treatment I received from Dr. Cunningham and the staff at Lake Mary locations.

  2. Dr. Cunningham is the best - very easy to talk to. Always smiling, real good at what he is doing.

  3. Everyone was very helpful and nice, I really liked Dr. Cunningham.

  4. My husband and I were impressed with my whole experience on my first appointment.

  5. I had a most enjoyable appointment. I expected the worst and received the best news and report. Dr. Cunningham was very detailed in his explanations. Pleasant mannerisms.

  6. Great experience. Staff was very professional and the doctor was great. He was very knowledgeable and caring.

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