M. Douglas Cunningham, MD

Practice areas

  • Neonatology

Practice areas

  • Neonatology

Clinical interests

  • Neonatal Pulmonology
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics

M. Douglas Cunningham, MD


My name is M. Douglas Cunningham; I received my medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. I later completed a residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California and a fellowship with specialized training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

I am board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. My research interests focus on neonatal pulmonology.

I served as chief of neonatology at Kentucky Children’s Hospital from 1974 until 1998. I then returned to his home state of California and continued my career at the University of California, Irvine. After more than 20 years of service in California, I rejoined the Kentucky Children’s Hospital team.

Faculty rank

Professor of Pediatrics


University of Cincinnati

US Naval Hospital, San Diego

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University Hospital, University of California, San Diego

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


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  1. Cunningham MD. Intensive care monitoring of pulmonary mechanics for preterm infants undergoing mechanical ventilation. J Perinatol. 1989 Mar; 9(1):56-9. PMID: 2709153.
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  2. Cunningham MD, Shook LA, Tomazic T. Clinical experience with pulse oximetry in managing oxygen therapy in neonatal intensive care. J Perinatol. 1987; 7(4):333-5. PMID: 3505271.
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